best summer jobsDon’t wait until the summer to look for work, but you should inquire about possible employment opportunities with potential employers now. Here are some excellent tips as to how you can find the best summer jobs this year.
1. You can start looking for summer work by signing up with a temporary agency now. The agency has connections with various business establishments and can find you suitable work for the summer. You can apply for full-time or part-time temporary work. Just be sure to let them know your exact availability date.
2. If you haven’t already, you should inquire about working on campus during the summer at your school now. Make an appointment to speak to someone in career services about working this summer before they get swamped with applications.
3. If you are an excellent swimmer, you should find an establishment that will be needing lifeguards this summer. (e.g.YMCA, summer camps, etc.) You should find out who you should talk to, and let them know that you are interested in becoming a lifeguard for their area this summer.
4. You can start looking into becoming a tutor this summer. There are hundreds of schools and various programs that are always looking for tutors for the summer. Just make sure you find the jobs that offer compensation for your services.
5. You might want to start asking around to find out which schools and other agencies will be hiring for summer help. Make sure you make them of aware of your interest in working for them this summer. They may tell you to come back after the school year, but at least they will know that you are interested and could possibly reserve a position for you.
6. Many retail shops hire college students during the season breaks. Keep in mind that many of the stores in the malls stay open late during the weekdays, so you can choose the time in which you want to work if you apply early.
7. This is by far one of the easiest places to find work. You will find that restaurants and other eating establishments have a high turnover rate. Managers like to hire college students because they know that they are dependable. But still, you should get a jump start on your search.
8. You can check with your local supermarkets…many stores look to hire college students for the summer because they can use the extra help.
9. An amusement park is a fun place to work but can be very stressful as well. If you are prepared to work long hours, work weekends, and can deal with large crowds, this might be the job for you. Many college students put their applications in as soon as they learn that positions are available, (usually early spring).
Concluding, don’t worry if you are not able to find a job in your major. Your main concern should be finding work for the summer. However, I do recommend that you try to find work in something that you like to do. For example, if you like to swim then you might consider looking for work as a lifeguard. Or, if you like to cook, consider working at a food establishment. Just remember that you will be competing with thousands of other students who will be looking for summer work as well, so you better get a head start!