The networking opportunities are endless
Networking is about connecting with people, not asking them for a job, and the summer is a great time for getting together. People are motivated to be outside and around others. Use every opportunity to network, whether it’s attending a ball game, playing a round of golf or going to a cookout. Have your message or elevator speech down pat about what you do and what you are looking for and seek out advice in this nonthreatening environment. Also, take advantage of as many social opportunities as you can. If you have a friend working at a company of interest, make sure you receive an invite when he or she is going out for drinks with colleagues. You never know what connections you could make.