Summer Job Searches

Summer is quickly approaching and now is the time to start searching for jobs. Whether you are a high school or college student looking for part-time or full-time work, start filling out applications now. There are a plethora of other students who will be applying for the same jobs and the earlier you apply the faster you can get hired. Below are some of the best places to apply for seasonal jobs.

  1. Grocery stores. Grocery stores are almost guaranteed to have job openings during summer months because many employees go on vacation. Looking for people to pick up the extra slack, food stores like Acme, Shop-Rite and Weiss might have a part-time position for you. Whether it’s stocking shelves or working the cash register, a job is a job so start filling out an application.
  2. Clothing/Retail stores. Like grocery stores, retail stores often look for extra help during the summer months because of the influx of business and people leaving on vacation. Big chain stores like Kohl’s, Wal-Mart and Target are bound to be hiring. If you’re experienced in customer service/retail jobs then look at places like this for openings.
  3. Pools and Lakes. Summer means warm weather aka pools and lakes will open for swimming again. Working as a lifeguard requires a certification but many places will hire and certify you at little to no cost. If you’re interested in getting tan and people watching for hours on end, then this is the perfect job for you.
  4. Restaurants. Working long hours while inside during the summer isn’t the most appealing thing in the world but you’ll be making money and that is what you’re looking to do right? Right. Try applying to local restaurants. They’ll most likely be looking for extra wait staff or bussers during the summer because of
  5. Ice cream shops. An ice cream shop like Dairy Queen isn’t typically open all year round in a place like New Jersey because not many people want to go out for an ice cream cone during the winter. This means they will definitely be looking for employees once the snow melts. Try applying here if you’re good with customer service and you don’t mind serving ice cream for hours on end.
  6. Kid’s camps. If you don’t look forward to working with children then you might want to skip over this one. Working at a kid’s camp, whether it’s a day camp or overnight camp, requires a lot of attention, patience and energy. If this is something that interests you then apply now! Camps will be looking to fill their employee quota weeks before the camps start. This job is nice because some camps don’t last all summer so you get to work for a few weeks and then enjoy the end of your summer.
  7. Campgrounds/parks. Warm weather means people will be breaking out their tents and heading out to campgrounds and parks for either local or national trips. Whether it’s as a lifeguard at a campground lake or working as a maintenance worker to clean up a park, there are sure to be open positions.

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Extra advice: Send your resume/application to businesses even if they aren’t hiring. Chances are they will keep your application on file and they may give you a call when they get an opening. Also, don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear back from a position. If you don’t receive a call or email within two weeks of submitting your application, contact the business and ask to check on the status of your application. This is a professional way to show you’re still interested in a job with the company and

Good luck with your job searches and comment your recommendations for where people should apply!


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