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What to do to make the most out of the summer to brighten my CV when most of the jobs out there aren't what I'm qualified for?

I am studying Biological sciences but desire to become a recruitment consultant. science job-search biology job

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Amy’s Answer

Companies love to see diversity in experience and majors! I would focus on doing an internship or job this summer that focuses on customer service or volunteer work that allows you to showcase your organizational skills and that you can handle high volume and multiple priorities at once. As a current recruiter for a major tech company, I worked as a manager in a retail store before I was contacted to join my current company.

It's also good to note that you will more than likely want to start in a coordinator type role (like a recruiting coordinator) before becoming a recruiter. This allows you to learn the staffing process from start to finish before becoming a recruiter, which can be very valuable.

Below are some skillsets companies look for in a recruiter or staffing functions (which would be good to call out in your resume when you apply for jobs in the future and during interviews):
- Organization
- Time management
- Client management
- Any form of customer service
- Self starter
- Improvements you made in a project or job that helped make a process more efficient (add data points as much as you can!)
- Leadership (this is where volunteer work can really shine)

Best of luck! :)
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Morgan 🌐’s Answer

Use Twitter as a resource; Create an account, your name, picture, and follow recruiters. Interact with them, like a post here, comment there.
I like to stick people in lists by company and profession to keep track of them.

Morgan 🌐 recommends the following next steps:

Follow East Side Staffing https://twitter.com/EastSideStaff
Follow Steven G. Davis https://twitter.com/Recruit4u
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James’s Answer

Join a volunteer operation in an improvised country with emphasis in your field of work. Try to job shadow with a major firm or governmental organization. Search out opportunities for apprentice position.
Those are just three.
Regardless whether the position is an exact fit, working and doing an admirable job is always a proverbial feather in ones cap.
Good Luck.
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Hanleigh’s Answer

As a student, this is the perfect time to take on those unpaid opportunities that can help promote new skills! I understand unpaid is not the most ideal, but taking an unpaid internship with a company you are interested in working with is the best way to get your foot in the door. Shadowing is also a great opportunity to see someone working in the role that you hope to be someday to help solidify your interest in pursuing that career. I would also recommend pursuing outside training and seminar to further expand your knowledge on your career/major.
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Reina’s Answer

Attend seminars or trainings that are relevant to the field you wish to enter.
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Reina’s Answer

Attend seminars or trainings that are relevant to the field you wish to enter.
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Rachel’s Answer

As a college student who desires to be a recruitment consultant, you may not find a paying job that gives you access to this career. You may need to apply for unpaid internships in HR departments over the summer.
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