How To Find Summer Jobs

How To Find Summer Jobs
How To Find Summer Jobs

Well, the summer is around the corner and it’s time to get a job and make some extra money before school starts again in the fall, When you’re looking for a summer job, it’s a good idea to start your job search early. The earlier you start applying for summer jobs,

the more choices you’ll have and the more likely you’ll be to find a job that’s a great match for what you want to do this summer Jobs.

Here’s how to search for and apply for summer jobs, along with the information you will need to apply, job search tips, and advice on where to look to find a terrific summer job.


How To Find Summer Jobs


8.Apply In Person for Summer Jobs

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Feedback from The Boss

Are you interested in a summer job at a local amusement park, beach or park, or at a retail store in town or at the mall? One of the best ways to find this type of summer job is by applying in person. So, plan on spending some time visiting potential job sites and filling out job applications.

Applying for a teen part-time or summer, non-professional, a job is a little different from applying for a full-time professional position. The dress should be, at the least, neat and tidy. Business casual is usually appropriate.


7.Apply Online for Summer Jobs

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In many cases, you’ll be able to apply for summer jobs online. Depending on the job and the organization you are applying to, you may need a resume, and possibly a cover letter, or you may simply have to fill out an online job application.

For some organizations, you may need to apply directly online via an applicant tracking system. In other cases, you’ll be asked to email your resume and cover letter to apply for the summer job.


6.Search for Summer Jobs Online

Search for Summer Jobs Online
Search for Summer Jobs Online

There are a variety of sites that list summer job openings. Search the job boards that focus on summer jobs and summer camp jobs first. Then search the part-time job sites and use the job search engines by searching for “summer jobs” as a keyword, along with your location.

Also, check the local sites – local job boards and the online help wanted ads for your newspaper. Many employers who hire for summer jobs only advertise locally.


5.Networking to Find Summer Jobs


Networking really does work when you’re looking for summer jobs and it’s not hard to do. Talk to teachers, family, former employers, coaches, friends, parents of friends – anyone and everyone you can think of – and ask if they can help you with your summer job search.

Networking is still the best way to find a job and most people are glad to provide advice, assistance and job leads.


4.Get Help With a Summer Job Search

Get Help With a Summer Job Search
Get Help With a Summer Job Search

If you’re a high school or college student, check with your high school Guidance Office or college Career Services Office and ask how they can assist with your job search.

For online help finding a summer job, our Summer Job Search Guide will step you through the process of finding a summer job.


3.Decide What Type of Summer Job You Want

How to start pursuing your dream job this Summer
How to start pursuing your dream job this Summer

Before you apply for a summer job, it’s a good idea to take some time to decide what you want to do. Not only will you end up with a summer job that you enjoy; you’ll also save time job searching because you can target your search to focus on the jobs that are a good match for your interests.

Are you interested in working with children? Take a look at camp counselor positions or summer tutoring programs. How about working on the beach, at a park,


2.Get Your References Ready

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Student Talking

Before you start applying for summer jobs, get a list of three references ready to give to interviewers. If you haven’t worked before, neighbors and acquaintances may be willing to write a personal reference for you.

Teachers, professors or academic advisors, volunteer leaders, coaches, can also provide a personal reference. Babysitting and volunteer references are fine if you haven’t worked before. Do be sure to ask your reference giver, ahead of time, if you can use them as a reference.


1.Check on Working Papers

Check on Working Papers
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If you are younger than 18, in some states, you may need to obtain working papers in order to legally be able to work. Get them now, so you will be able to start work as soon as you get the job.

The best place to find out if you need working papers is your school guidance office. If you need working papers, the counselors can give you the form you will need to complete or tell you where to get it.