It’s that time of year again…the time to start thinking about your summer job search. Yes, it’s still pretty cold out but summer employers have told us that they start searching for their hires throughout March and April. This may seem a little early, but keep in mind that employers want to have all of their new employees trained and in place before the summer rush starts.
So, if your parents have been on your back to get a job, now is the time to really start looking.
Places that are hiring
Think about the businesses that will need more employees over the summer. Places like restaurants, retail, hotels, resorts, theme parks, etc., see a bump in business and will need to hire extra help during the summer months.
Prioritize what’s important
It’s summer, which means you may be thinking about the nights you want to spend with friends and weekend trips you want to take. But, keep in mind that employers are really looking to hire people that have a flexible schedule and don’t mind the night and weekend shifts. With so much competition out there, you really want to do everything you can to stand out and show employers that you are the team player they are looking for.
In fact, employers have told us that when it comes to summer hires, they consider a positive attitude and flexible schedule to be more important than previous experience.
Make it count
Whether you’re planning on staying on the job for just a few months or if you’re hoping it will lead to a full-time position, this is your chance to really show the employer what you’re made of. This is the time to impress and prove to them they should take you on past the summer or that they should hire you when you’re back in town for the holidays or for the next summer. By leaving the employee with a lasting impression of your great worth ethic, you’ll have one less thing to stress about when it’s time to start job-searching again.
And, even if you never want to work there again, think about how great it will feel to know you have a great reference in your pocket who can tell future employers how great you were to work with.
We recently sat down with NBC12 to give you a few more tips for your summer job search: