Summer is about taking a break from schoolwork, classes and
over-booked schedules and just having some fun. While getting a part-time job might
not seem like your idea of having a great time, sometimes you just have to think
outside the box! There are plenty of summer jobs for teens that will help you make
some money and let you enjoy your summer vacation at the same time.
Check out these tips to help you find a summer job you’ll
Work With Other Teens
Before school ends, talk to your parents, friends and school
counselors to kick off your hunt for the perfect summer job. Ask advice from your
friends who have held summer jobs before and find out what they liked and didn’t
like about their job. Look for seasonal job listings online or even at job fairs
for larger businesses like amusement parks. Be sure to do your research. Once you
have found something that interests you, have an open conversation with your parents
and make sure they approve before making a decision.
Suit Up and Take Care of Others
If you love sunshine, find a job as a lifeguard or a nanny
and spend your shifts outdoors.
As a lifeguard, you’ll be responsible for supervising the
safety of people who are swimming in pools or near a body of water. It’s a serious
job that requires proper training. Check online or at your local community center
to find out where you can begin your training in CPR, first aid and basic water
safety. Once you have the necessary certification, begin your hunt for the perfect
lifeguard job and enjoy the perks of being poolside.
If taking care of kids is more appealing, babysitting and
becoming a full-time nanny can be a fun job that teaches you responsibility. Before
you enter the world of caretaking, be sure you have the proper certification in
CPR and first aid. Also, ensure that you’re ready for the responsibility of taking
care of kids. Once you’re ready to go, talk to your family and friends to find out
who needs child care or use a professional service to find a family needing your
Get Active in Your Community
If you love to play sports, send in applications to local
sports clubs. See if you can help out any soccer teams looking for coaches. If you
love animals, work at a rescue center or walk dogs. Summer jobs aren’t just for
making money! You can help your community and feel good about what you’re doing.
Get Out There and Do It!
Sometimes finding a job is as easy as asking the places you
visit often. If you want to be a hostess at a restaurant, visit various restaurants
you like and ask to fill out an application. If you like shopping, look for a job
in retail. You can learn about the new trends and the clothing industry while also
picking up a great lesson in customer service.
Use these tips to help you find a great summer job to make
some money and have a lot of fun along the way. Be quick, though! Many places start
hiring long before summer, so the earlier you start looking, the easier it will
be to find the perfect one.