June 8, 2016 3:00 pm
As the weather turns warmer across the country and summer is on the horizon, millennials everywhere begin to turn their attention to what takes place during the summer months. For many, it will mean graduating and doing some traveling or perhaps entering right into the workforce. For others, it is finding a summer job that will help to fill their financial needs during this time.
If you are considering finding a summer job, this is the year to do it. The job prospects for those in their late teens and 20s entering the workforce are certainly positive. In fact, teens have been dropping out of the workforce for decades, according to theUS Bureau of Labor Statistics. This simple fact presents options that are certainly to your benefit. Choosing the type of work, however, is another story.
Rather than simply grabbing the first opportunity that comes your way, it may be beneficial to find a job that is specific to your career path. This is especially beneficial for those who are seeking a summer job because of their school schedule or perhaps because they have recently graduated. Getting hands on experience from a summer job can go a long way in helping to land a permanent job, once that day arrives.
Along the same lines, it is also possible to find a temporary summer job that can lead into permanent, full-time employment. As stated on Forbes.com, many students who have the opportunity for summer internships treat that internship as a 10 to 12 week job interview, rather than temporary employment.In doing so, they are offered an opportunity to work right into a profession that would improve both their work life and personal life.
Even if permanent employment is not what you are seeking, it is still possible to put a considerable amount of change in your pocket during the summer months. Some of the more lucrative summer jobs may surprise you. For example, it is not out of the question for a golf caddy to earn up to $400 a day, covering two rounds of golf. In fact, caddying ranks number one on the Forbes list of best paying summer jobs at over $16 per hour. Other jobs that made the list include babysitter ($13-$15), pet sitter ($10-$15), product merchandiser ($12.50), sales associate ($11.84), and pharmacy technician ($10.74).
One other option you may want to consider is using an employment agency to help you find your perfect summer job. Employment agencies offer many benefits, including placing you in temporary jobs and even allowing you to float from one job to another. It is a great way to gain specific experience or to search for the perfect job for you, if you’re still unsure of what it is.
The summertime offers various opportunities for those who are graduating or have a break from school. Those opportunities include travel, relaxation and spending time with friends. Don’t underestimate the benefits of finding the best summer job for you, because it can benefit you now and well into the future.
This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created between the author and reader of this blog post, and its content should not be relied upon as legal advice. Readers are urged to consult legal counsel when seeking legal advice.