It might seem like it’s barely spring, but summer is closer than you think. For most college students, this means getting ready for final exams and looking forward to a break from classes. But it also means thinking about opportunities to learn about different careers over the break. Depending on your interest, your experience, and your financial expectations, there are a lot of ways to get a summer internship.

How to get a summer internship

Here are some ideas to help you get a summer internship:

We have discussed in the past how LinkedIn is a must-use resource if you are looking for a job. But it is also incredibly valuable as an employer looking for new hires. With more than 400 million members, there’s a huge pool of talent available. And if you take advantage of the extensive features available, you can easily design a search where you are using LinkedIn for recruiting that is productive and not overwhelming. using linkedin for recruiting

Here are some tips to using LinkedIn for recruiting:

You’re a growing business, and you suddenly realize you need a lot more support in areas like IT or accounting. Or maybe you have a short-term project that needs a lot of people, but not forever. Or you have a lot of temporary support from a variety of agencies, but its time-consuming to manage them all. One solution could be using a managed service provider. Using a Managed Service Provider

Things to know when considering using a managed service provider:

You’ve got the new job. Congratulations. But how do you become a great new employee? After all, you’ve already been a great recruit. You’ve put together the great resume, or LinkedIn profile. You made it through one interview, or several. You negotiated salary. You moved across country, or started a new commute. But – now you’re the new guy (or woman) at the office. How do you start to become more than just the unknown face? great new employee

How to be a great new employee:

People look for new jobs for a variety of reasons. If they’re just entering the job market, say, straight from college, their primary motivation might be to just get experience, even if the pay isn’t great. For others, they might be looking for more flexible work hours, or an opportunity for promotion. But whatever the reason for looking for a new job, one of the ways to keep people at the current job is to keep them encouraged. It's important to know how to motivate employees, not just lead them. Often feeling encouraged at work can be more important than an incremental raise, more vacation days, or other purely economic benefits. For most of us, the paycheck matters, but money isn’t everything. Motivate employees

Here are some ways to motivate employees:

Whether you have been in the market for five minutes or five decades, you're constantly sifting through what's important to remember in future decisions, and what's additional noise. The truth is, everybody has an opinion. Everybody has advice. Not everybody is right. They can't all be. And what's important information to you, will be useless to someone else. But we offer some pearls of wisdom that resonated with us, and we pass them on to you here. It's up to you to embrace them or discard them.

 career advice

Here's some career advice to consider:

Everyone under 40 is entitled. Or is it ambitious? A self-starter? Or addicted to social media? If you want to hire millennials, you might have to get past the sound bite and learn more about this segment of the workforce. What motivates them, what value they bring, how to engage them might not be as intimidating (or frustrating) as it sounds. How to Hire Millennials

If you want to hire Millennials, consider this:

If you’re headed to college, already there, or thinking about going back, you’ve probably been considering what to major in. While there are some obvious decisions to make about what you find interesting and what you have a natural strength in, there’s also the reality of how much money you’re likely to make. But before you run to the cash, consider also what is most fulfilling. There are multiple studies that the highest-paying professions are not always the ones that bring the greatest happiness. On the other hand, those with satisfying work responsibilities tend to be less stressed, feel more productive and experience less burnout.

highly satisfying careers

It’s the conversation that everyone dreads. You’ve been called into your boss’ office, or human resources. Your position is being eliminated. There is restructuring going on and the department is being merged. The company is being sold. Whatever the circumstances, you’re being laid off. There’s always a rush of emotions, from anger to panic to sadness, but it’s important not to react in the moment.

things to do when you are laid off

Things to do when you are laid off:

Hiring people isn't fun. It seems like it ought to be -- you meet lots of new people, you get a chance to give someone a new job, there's something empowering about choosing among applicants. . .but it's not that. What it is -- tiring, stressful, disappointing, confusing, nerve-wracking -- and that's if you're doing it right. Finding a great job candidate is a mix of investigation, instinct, inquiry and experience. Someone seems great, but everyone is putting their best face forward. You know the talent mix that you want, but can you afford it? If not, what do you sacrifice? See -- hiring people is not fun. Finding a great job candidate

If you're looking for a great job candidate, here are some clues.