3 Good Reasons To Get A Summer Job This YearPosted: 23rd of June 2016 by Tom Clover
Don’t you just love the summer holidays? Weeks of lounging about, catching up with friends, and dong next to nothing stretch out ahead of you. Sure, there might be a bit of college work to be getting on with (check out these tips for keeping your studies on point over the summer), but after the rigours of last year, you probably feel ready for some time off. The last thing you are probably thinking about right now is doing more work – but hold on a moment - is it time to think about getting a summer job?
In fact, now is the perfect time to start thinking about looking for a summer job – before all the best ones get snapped up. Employers know that there are plenty of young people looking for some casual work over the summer months, but you might ask what’s in it for you…
Earn money with a summer job
The most obvious reward for giving up some of your valuable holiday time is the money. All that meeting up with friends for coffee can get expensive, so having a few quid extra coming in never hurts. In fact, being at work can also save you money as there is less opportunity to spend while you are on your job - not to mention maybe getting some cheeky staff discounts if you work in a place you’d normally shop at!
Gain experience with a summer job
If you are lucky enough to land a summer job working in an industry or for a company you would like to work at in the future, then your summer job can offer more than just money. You can gain an insight into what it is like to work in a particular job or industry, getting some valuable experience while also seeing if it is all you hoped it would be. Even if you don’t manage to land a job in an area you fancy going into later on, you can still gain some good experience of the workplace. General employment skills like showing you are punctual and reliable are always useful - wherever you work. Of course, if you fail to find paid work in an area you are really keen on, you might want to look for work experience or an internship instead?
Meet New People
Putting yourself out there into a new environment for a few hours each week is a great way to meet new people too. A colleague may become a new friend, or your boss may become a useful contact to have later on. Whether this means you will be able to get more work next holiday (if you need it), or even gain a useful insider to help you get your career started, it never hurts to make a good impression. Relationships are the foundation of many businesses, so making some good connections now could certainly help in the future.
Taking some time in your holiday to do some work will not only boost your cash-flow, but it could also help your career prospects in the long-term. Besides, the novelty of daytime TV soon wears off – why waste your whole summer?
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