Short answer - NOW.
Your spring break recently came to an end and, chances are, your focus is on getting back into your normal routine and not on starting your summer job search. In between studying for finals, catching up with friends and debating the merits of “The Hunger Games’” Team Peeta vs. Team Gale, you should be starting your search ASAP. While summer may seem like a distant thought, employers are looking for seasonal help now, and this isn't a lesson you will want to learn too late in the game.
According to Snagajob research, over 60 percent of employers will begin looking for summer candidates by April . You may be thinking, "April!? That doesn't make sense; I have way too much on my plate right now to start thinking about summer jobs." While this may be true, employers want to get seasonal help lined up as soon as they can, so they can start thinking about scheduling, training, etc...
By applying early, you will not only show your desire for the position, you will also be showing the employers you are taking your search seriously and will be an asset to the company. If you wait until June, you may not have as many options and will fall behind those who applied before you.
Block out some time in the upcoming weeks to freshen up your resume and let the search begin! Stick to your schedule and follow this summer job advice to find out what summer employers are looking for. Check out all of our summer job articles for ideas, advice and descriptions.
Good luck! Comment below to keep us posted on your search status!