Summer Job Series: Where to Look

Now that the school year has come to a close, it’s time to start searching for that perfect summer job.   It may seem difficult to choose the job best suited for you, but we’ve got some great options to keep you busy – and fill your wallet – during the summertime.

Restaurants: Local restaurants are always willing to hire students for summer jobs, whether it be waitressing, delivering, or hostessing. Be sure to check out all the local hot spots and see who’s taking applications. Make sure to smile and stay upbeat (you’ll get better tips!).

Retail: We all love going to the mall, so why not work there? Think of this as your opportunity to be the personal stylist to all of your friends. Stop by your favorite stores and see if they are hiring (and if you can get a discount!).

 

Earn some cash and gain great experience this summer!

Lifeguard: While you do need to be CPR certified, life guarding is a great way to make some cash while also getting a great tan. Your local pool is a great place to start if it’s your first time and beaches are great for those who already have experience.

Create your own job: If you’re feeling ambitious and are confident in your organizational skills, then why not create your own job? You can open your own store selling trinkets and homemade goods on websites like Etsy or eBay. Not into selling online? You can babysit, walk dogs, and mow lawns as a more informal business. If you’re really leaning towards your entrepreneurial side then find something you love and pursue it as a business! Next week, we’ll have an interview with a 22-year old entrepreneur who makes jewelry for major celebrities!  Be sure to check back in with us for the full interview.

Internships: Internships are a great way to dive into the corporate world and learn about working in an office environment. You’ll get great experience and work towards another great item to add to your resume. Visit your college’s Career Center to help you scope out internships. You can also use websites such as internweb.com to find internships in your area! I’m currently interning for Barnes and Noble College in the Consumer Marketing division and it’s been a great experience so far, I definitely recommend internships if it’s possible.

Do you have any suggestions for summer jobs? Post a comment below!

Written by Guest Blogger, Chloe Leach

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