What can you do without a summer job? Try this.

You’ve tried to find a summer job, but you can’t find anything. It happens. But that doesn’t mean that your summer will or should be an unproductive one. There are still several things you can do to make the most of your summer.

U.S. News & World Report offers five ways you can make your jobless summer a productive one.

1. Use social media to work on your personal brand.
Create a professional blog and use it to showcase your accomplishments and perspectives. Find ways to use Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites as job and networking tools.

2. Take a summer course.
Just make sure if you’re taking a course at another institution that the credits transfer to your school.

3. Make some connections.
Develop your networking skills by attending community events. You never know whom you’ll meet or how they might be able to help you in the future.

4.  Turn a weakness into a strength.
You know what you’re really good at and what you’re not so good at. Work on the latter.

5. Find a mentor.
Reach out of a professors or someone in your circle who can give you good job-seeking advice. In fact, you can use these 13 tips to find a menor.

See? A jobless summer doesn’t have to mean an unproductive one. Good luck.


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