We all look forward to summer.
It is a time to take it easy at work. It is the time of early Fridays and weekend excursions to the beach or the country. Hey, we all need a break but why choose summer?
Sure, the weather is great but this is also a time when people aren’t working as hard as they normally do.
Want a leg up? Choose the summer to be a time to stand out at work. While everyone else is fading into the background, use this quiet time at the office to get ahead.
Here is a list of some things you can do this summer to really make an impression:
- Use the relaxed atmosphere to drum up conversations with your superiors and fellow co- workers. When people are more relaxed they are more approachable and open to suggestions.
- Try not to take vacation during this time. I am not saying don’t enjoy yourself but be the constant star in the office so when that special project comes down the pike you will be there ready and able to take it on.
- People leave jobs, get fired or companies expand 12 months of the year. Don’t believe the myth that there are no jobs available or that no one gets promoted during the summer. Because so many people are taking a break from career development, your chances of getting called in for that interview and getting that dream job are much greater.
The key thing to remember about summer is that there is less competition. Take advantage of this knowledge and really turn up the heat this summer.