Finding the Perfect Summer Job
With only a few weeks left of school, you might be starting to wonder how you are going to make some money this summer. When thinking about finding a job, remember that hundreds of other students are in your same position! This is good to know that you are not alone, but it also means that you may need to get creative as others are probably applying to the same jobs you are. Here are some tips on how to get creative and get great experience in a summer job!
Ask your friends or family members if any of their places are hiring. It is always nice to know someone who you will be working with and that can put in a good word for you! If none are hiring, start going into places that interest you and turn in a resume. Think about what you want to do in the future and look for jobs that pertain to that field. For example, if you are interested in working with animals, apply at a local vet clinic or animal shelter. You can also check out your local department stores, restaurants, coffee shops, nursing homes and local businesses for job openings.
Search online on websites like Craigslist, Indeed, the local newspaper and the company’s website. Research how to apply, whether in store or online. Applying online is easy and quick, but it can also come as a disadvantage as you try to stand out and get the job. If you do apply online, make sure to call the business the next day to confirm they received your application and to express your interest in the position. This will help you stand out and might even get you an interview! If the position requires applications to be turned in at the workplace, complete the application neatly, dress nicely and smile often. Be excited about the job! First impressions are important when looking for a job, so be confident and excited about the position you are applying for.
If you don’t get a job, don’t be discouraged. Keep looking and apply to a lot different jobs. You can always check out odds and ends jobs such as being a nanny, pet-sitting, house-sitting, mowing lawns, etc. There will always be a need for more help. Just keep your eyes open for what may come up!