Practice Your Interviewing Skills
Finally, use your spare time this summer to practice your interviewing skills, says Palazzolo. This includes practicing your two-minute 'elevator pitch,' and even doing 'mock interviews' with a friend or family member to keep your skills sharp and ensure you're projecting the right image.
"Along with making sure your resume is up-to-date, another good way to take advantage of spare time during the summer is to practice what you need to do during interviews," Palazzolo says. "This includes mastering your 'elevator speech' to the point that it no longer seems staged, maintaining eye contact with those you interact with, and — should you have interviews lined up — incorporating your thorough research into your replies so that you are prepared."
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