Summer is almost here and many teens are preparing to find work for their summer break. With the economy still climbing out of the recession finding a summer job as a teenager is going to be tough. The job search will be incredibly competitive and hard and many will simply not get a job for the summer. But all hope is not lost, we have put together a list of ways to help teens prepare and improve their chances of getting a job.
1) Friends and Family – Begin looking for a job by using people you already know such as your family, friends, and acquaintances. Ask family or friends if they know of any openings for jobs and can out in a good word for you. A school counselor, church members, and even teachers can help in your job search.
2) Social Networking – Utilize social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to help you find a job by posting that you are in need of a job for the summer. You can also visit business pages on Facebook and post that you’re available for work during the summer.
3) Start Early – Begin your search for a job now! Don’t wait until school is over, start going into businesses now and let them know you are available for work during the summer. Be sure to leave your resume and references.
4) Make Money Online – If you need additional money aside from your summer job you can make extra money online by doing free surveys. It’s a great way to earn extra cash during the summer and will help increase your summer earnings. You can make find out more about making money online by visiting our homepage.