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Dear High School Students: What are you Doing with your Summer Free Time?

Kodong Ajak, Writer

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Dear High Schoolers,

As school comes to an end, and you don’t know what to do with so much free time you have, how about a job? A summer job is a great way to learn work ethic, responsibility, and get money. I will be giving you some quick tips on how to get a job, and be successful in the workplace. 

Websites like Snag-A-job or Indeed, are great places to start your job search. All you have to do is sign up, then they recommend jobs you many like, and finally you apply for the jobs. These websites find jobs for you so you don’t have to spend endless days on the computer searching for jobs.

After applying for a job you want to make sure you contact the employer to follow up on your applications. This is sometimes the best way for the employer to see how interested you are in the open position. Once you call, they would usually put your application at the top and call for an interview. Remember don’t give up, and continue to apply for multiple jobs until you get one call. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get the first job you apply for. It takes some time to get everything moving.

When filling out an application it usually asks you for some references. You want to have some strong references so the employer thinks they aren’t dealing with a childlike-adult. You want to make a good impression on your future boss. 

The last step to finding a job is to be open minded. You don’t want to be set on one category of work. Expand your choices and you’ll end up finding a job that you didn’t even know you could get.

Finally, once you have secured a job, be flexible. Employers might want you to work hours that you aren’t used to, but showing up on different shifts shows your commitment to your job. 

Good luck and have a great summer!

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