Find All the Best Summer Jobs!
No matter where you live, finding a summer job is not difficult. Although you may rather be working in a more glamorous setting, summer jobs aren't about finding a career. If you can find a job you like, good for you. Apply and actively pursue the position. However, for most part, summer jobs are about finding decent pay and pleasant working conditions, even if you don't particularly like what you're doing.
Begin your search for summer jobs by looking for the position that you want most. Of course, there won't be amazing jobs available for those with little experience. However, you can look for a position in a career field that makes sense to you.
For example, if you enjoy the outdoors, working at a camp may be a better choice than working in a library. Make a list of places in your community that might be hiring for positions you would enjoy.
Then you will want to start calling or visiting the places on your list. Fill out as many applications as possible so that, with any luck, you'll actually have your choice of jobs. If none of the places on your list are hiring, check the local newspaper. There might be places you've forgotten or that you didn't know about.
You can also research the job market online. Job opening databases are often flooded with new jobs in May and June. Apply to these jobs early for consideration, remembering that college students leave for summer break earlier than high school students in most cases. Start looking for a summer job before the market is flooded with out-of-school students looking for jobs.
Don't forget to ask friends and family for recommendations. Those working in a corporate environment might be able to get you an internship in their office for the summer, and those who've recently been in your same situation can put in a good word for you with former bosses. Networking is important, even for part-time jobs.