Where to Look for Cool Summer Employment Opportunities

Cool summer jobs go quickly. Everyone who knows about the sweet opportunities wants a chance to have a fun summer. It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do next summer. Right now! The college semester will end sooner than you think. And you need to plan your summer job well in advance. You’ll be glad you did when you’re making money doing what you love on some Friday afternoon in the middle of June.

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The sooner you start the job search the better. Early research will give you time to find your perfect job. You’ll have time to properly prepare your applications for a variety of summer jobs. Then you’ll have options when the time comes to choose what you’re going to do. You’ll also be one of the first people to get your application in. This will help you out because there are likely to be a huge number of people trying for the same job. If you get your application in early, you’ll stand out next to someone who barely sneaks in before the deadline.

It may surprise you, but many summer jobs start taking applications as early as November or December! That means you need to start considering your options when you start back to school.


It’s hard when you’re a student to think that far ahead, but you’ll be stoked you had some foresight when you’re getting paid to lounge at a resort in the Turks and Caicos working as a bartender next summer and your buddies are working on some factory line in Pittsburgh. That’s when you’ll know your advance planning paid off.

If you don’t want to be searching the college paper for last minute for jobs like 7-11 attendant or chimney sweep, then start looking now. There’s always another summer. Even if you’re too late to find something for this summer, you can get something lined up you’ll love next year.

It comes down to this – the sooner you start your search; the earlier you can apply; the more likely you’re going to get paid to love your summer. It’s simple. Start looking for jobs today!


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