Land a Summer Job

You may want a summer job for the obvious benefits it can offer. It offers a place to be during the long day where you may normally sit at home all day. This guide can be considered supplemental to whatever techniques you were using before to try to get a job.


  1. Contact people (adults) with whom you have some kind of beneficial relationship and ask if they may know someone who has a job opening.
  2. Call local stores and ask them whether or not you can work there part-time, or even on a trial basis.
  3. Prepare some sort of resume or list of merits you may give to the employer to show that you are professional and organized.
  4. If you get called in for an interview, try not to be nervous, and most of all be courteous and respectful.
  5. Most important, do not lie or give false information. (For instance, mentioning certificates, classes, or experience that you do not have). However, this may pop up as you may be nervous. If this happens, admit that you lied because you were nervous and calm yourself immediately.


  • If at first you don't succeed, don't become discouraged because it may take a while.
  • Apply to more than one position at a time. For example if in your town center there is more than job going in local shops/hotels etc. apply to all of them. Don't be tied down to one job vacancy. If you only apply to one, they may not contact you back. But if you applied to them same one and two others, the other two may contact you back and you have not wasted any time.
  • Do not ask for dates when you get paid, the employer will tell you that and asking him/her may fluster him/her.
  • Try to prepare answers to some questions that you think that the employer may ask. This will give you more confidence and will prevent you from panicking and/or becoming nervous.
  • You may want to try doing community service so that you can build up references for a real job.

Things You'll Need

  • Charisma
  • Work-Ethic
  • Enthusiasm
  • Responsibility

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