a tight job market where your competition lines up for for
steady part time, get a head start in March or April for jobs
throughout the summer.
getting your contact details and winning personality in front
of prospective employees early, you'll increase your chances
when summer finally rolls around. Meanwhile, make occasional
call backs or personal appearances to help them decide who
they may be hiring in June (That's YOU!)
several income streams: burger slinging at fast food joints, cashiering at local supermarkets, lawn mowing, baby-sitting,
dog-walking or house-sitting (while your neighbors go off on
vacation) can all add up to a little more than pocket money. Summer
camp counselor or pool lifeguard are also great for full-time
gigs from June to August.
persistent, and spread the word among teachers, guidance counselors,
family, friends, teachers - or even your Great Aunt Alice
- that you're on the market for a cool summer or after-school
Time, After School & Summer Jobs on the Web:
the Web to surf around for after-school or summer jobs right
in your neighborhood... along with tips on job hunting, resume
writing, seasonal jobs, and more money-making ideas.
you just want to build up experience with nonpaying teen
volunteer work, there's a world of summer internships
in hi-tech, politics, travel, or the great outdoors to be
found on the Web.
the really ambitious, also check out helpful guides to starting
up your own real world cash business while you're still in
school, including advice from young Donald Trumps and other
cool teen hotshots:
- Free membership to search for full-time, part-time, summer,
seasonal, volunteer or vocational jobs for teens 14 years
Job - Part time, summer or hourly jobs available from
top companies, searchable by U.S. zip code, plus online tools
to post your resume, interview tips, FAQ.
Grocery Store & Supermarket Job Applications Online - Check out a central location for finding out about jobs at Pathmark, Food Emporium, Fairway and more nationwide chains including descriptions of entry-level positions, salary ranges, and related tips on managerial jobs.
Job Hunting 101 - Get good advice from Snag a Job.com
with after-school and part-time positions searchable by U.S.
Summer Jobs.com - One-stop searching for employment with a huge database of available jobs in summer camps, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more.
Young Entrepreneurs - Find great ideas from the U.S. Small Business Administration for starting your own business while still in school including tips & advice on legal issues, raising and making money from your new business, partnering with other entrepreneurs and profiles of successful teen business owners.
Job and Career Resources for Teens - Feature articles
offering advice on finding a summer job or part-time employment, interview hints, the best job options for younger and older teens, job application tips, and a good list of related resources.
Jobs - CoolWorks.com - How to find a summer job in
the great outdoors, with postings of paid summer jobs &
internships across the U.S. at national or state parks, and
more info on internships and volunteer positions worldwide.
Worst Teen Jobs - Watchdog group on what jobs
to avoid - in construction, landscaping, agriculture, and other
unsafe employment for teens - with stats and reports on injuries ...and worse.