The priority is relaxation. But never underestimate the role that summer plays in your work. Holidays are a great time to take time for yourself, to make budgets and think about your future. Developing new ideas and projects. And, why not, maybe even to get back in the game and invest in your own training.
The summer’s relaxation gives space to the recharging and creativity necessary for a “professional refresh”. Study-abroad holidays to improve knowledge of a language or to learn a new one are, for example, an excellent combination for travel and learning, thus providing momentum and new opportunities to your career. Not only: summer schools, for young people and adults, offered by universities and cultural institutions on a variety of issues, from big data to digital programming, can also be a good solution for learning and expanding their network. Both in Italy and abroad. Linkedin is very useful, but in-person meetings are so much more.
The relaxation of summer gives space to the recharging and creativity needed for a “professional refresh”
If you love to “be on the field”, to bring together knowledge of distant places and volunteering, there are trips aimed at international cooperation. They are often useful opportunities to make your skills available. And, of course, encountering different cultures will always enrich you. Maybe providing new ideas to put into practice when you get home.
But it's not just about hard skills to put in your curriculum. It’s about cultivating passions that can help develop so-called soft skills, that is, cross-skills that relate to personality, social and relational skills. Passionate about cooking but never find time to study during the year? What better time than the summer to spend a few days over pans and stoves on a professional course? The same goes for more typically summer sports. Surf camps around the world, for example, are a great idea for outdoor sports, improving your spirit of adaptation and group living. Developing the problem-solving skills that companies need today.
But it's not just about hard skills to put in your curriculum. It’s about cultivating passions that can help develop so-called soft skills
And at the end of the summer you'll find yourself recharged and full of new ideas to enrich your resume. And why not, maybe it could also be an opportunity to understand if you really are happy with what you are doing and switch jobs. Once you've updated your resume with your new skills, you can send it to that one dream company and start a new life. Maybe in one of the great places we visited during the holidays.