Sweating about a summer job
Written by Lynsay McMullan
Exams, final projects and moving again have many students panicking and stressing out.
On top of all this, many are going to be beginning their hunt for a summer job.
With a few simple tips, people can land a job in no time.
· Start looking now. Don’t procrastinate or hesitate. The sooner the search begins, they higher the chances of gaining a job.
“Summer jobs have actually been posted since October so they (students) shouldn’t wait,” said Pam Crawshaw- Prangnell, supervisor of The Works job and career services.
If businesses are approached first before they begin advertising for workers, you’ll be kept in mind and will have a chance of “beating out” some of the competition.
· Tell teachers, family, friends, and other adults about being on the hunt for employment. There’s a chance that they will know someone and will be able to hook you up or have an idea of who is hiring.
· Be professional. Make sure your resume is well put together and has no spelling or grammar errors.
· Show some energy when going for an interview. Be enthusiastic about what you are trying to pursue and show some eagerness that you’re willing to do what the job entails.
· Dress professionally. Those old comfy jeans that are frayed at the bottom and have holes in them are not going to make the cut for interview attire. Even if the dress code for employees is casual, it’s still important to look well put-together to set yourself apart.
· Employ a positive attitude. It makes a difference. If an interview is gone into with a bad outlook, chances are the employer will feel that. Most importantly, remember to make eye contact and smile!