Summer is a great time for vacations and play. It is also a good time for teenagers to make a little spending money on their own. These four jobs will help the teen make money and learn some things about the real world.
Fast Food Restaurants
The first thing most teenagers think of when looking for a summer job is in a fast food restaurant. There is a good reason for this. Fast food restaurants employ a large number of teens, usually from ages 16 and up.
People eat out more during the summer. Extra workers in many restaurants offer job possibilities that a teen should check into. A summer job in the fast food industry can lead to experience that can be used to land a job while going to college in a different location.
In the summer there is a lot of grass that needs mowing, trees to trim, and shrubs to plant. Many teenagers are use to doing this kind of work around their house and are a perfect fit for this type of summer employment.
Working for yourself may seem like a viable option but you must already have your clientele built up. It not, then there are plenty of small and large landscaping operations always looking for motivated teens to fill their summer ranks.
A camp counselor is a wonderful summer job for a teenager. Working at a summer camp can be very rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime.
Working with all kinds of children can give you a new outlook on life. Most teenagers are use to being the ones being looked after and this job will reverse the roles, teaching the teen many lessons.
Amusement and theme parks are good too. Here you can use your talents such as acting, dancing, or playing music. There is always need for additional help in all these places.
Summer Intern Programs
Consider an intern program if you are a teen looking for a summer job. Major corporations are always opening their doors to teenagers in the summer that are in need of employment.
If you know what you want to major in in college then an internship at a major company should be your first consideration. After graduation those companies often gives preference to their past interns if they liked the way you worked. You will be showing them what you are made of, so do a good job.
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