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Looking for a job for the summer?

Written by Kimberley Startup | June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Summer jobs

Looking for a job for the summer?

This summer’s job search has begun, and in this economic climate, it’s going to be tough competition. But by starting your job search early, preparing and being persistent – we can help you bag a summer job.

Employers depend on the affordable, enthusiastic and proactive help that students and teenagers provide, and if you land yourself a job for the summer it will make or break your budget for the year.

Start Early…

Don’t wait until the school year is over to begin your summer job search. Start your search now to ensure you have something lined up for the summer.  Check with your school guidance office or college career services office and see if they can assist you. Alternatively, check your local newspaper.

There are a variety of job sites that are an excellent source of summer job openings – in particular, have a look at job boards that focus on summer jobs (http://www.summer-jobs.com/ or http://www.summerjobs4students.co.uk/) and summer camp jobs (www.pgl.co.uk/). Part time job sites might be useful too (www.justjobs4students.co.uk/).

One of the best ways to apply for a summer job is in person. Think amusement parks, ice cream shops and restaurants – look for work in places other than the local shopping centre and let everybody know you’re looking.

Prepare…

Whilst it is always essential to have a CV and cover letter when applying for a job, it is even more important for students to bring the right credentials. You must prove to employers why they should hire you over more experienced workers.

Persistence Pays…

Nobody lands the first job they apply to. You might have to apply to 10 or 20 places before you land a summer job – but don’t give up. With each application you fill out, the more practice you will get and you’ll have a better chance of finding a job. Make sure you follow up after you apply to express your interest in the position and gratitude for their consideration.

Summer jobs often get filled fast, so what are you waiting for? Get started on your summer job search today.

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