How to Land a Summer Job

School’s out for the summer (unless you have summer classes to contend with) and a batch of students are out in full force looking for summer jobs. Getting that summer job not only gives you some financial independence as a young adult but it also helps you find what job sectors you are interested in.

Although some more typical student summer jobs can include working in a fast food restaurant, working as a life guard, or working retail, there are still other ways to get entry level job experience in different industries. Even if your summer job only lasts a couple of months, this is still a great opportunity to flex your job skills and of course, it helps build up your resume.

Here are some tips on how to be pro-active in your job search:

  1. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and follow up on a resume you may have submitted online
  2. Research different industries you are interested in and apply to entry level jobs there
  3. Make sure your cover letter is crafted for each job; don’t send the same generic one out

For even more tips, check out this video that the Wall Street Journal released on how to help find part-time work this summer:

And don’t forget to visit the Sprout Hire job board for great summer jobs and entry-level jobs for students!


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