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How to land your dream summer job (yes, rn)


Want a summer job that's just as exciting as the ones in HSM2? It's *totally* possible to work this out...especially if you get your head in the game now! Here are some killer tips to snag the best summer job for you.

1. Think about your interests


They say that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life...and it's true! Don't settle for just any job. Sit down, make a list of things you're passionate about, and then brainstorm jobs in those areas. Love to swim? You can be a lifeguard! Always baking something in the kitchen? The restaurant life may be calling your name! Take the time to consider your interests so you don't end up with a summer job you *absolutely* can't stand.

2. Build a killer resume


Your resume is the most important part of applying for a job. You're basically selling yourself on a piece of paper, so make sure you do it well! You don't need a ton of experience to make a good resume. Have you ever babysat your neighbor's kids? Include that! Are you involved in clubs at school? You can list those, too! When you're done, enlist a trusted adult like a parent or teacher to look it over for formatting and spelling mistakes. 

3. Make phone calls


Once you find a few places you're interested in applying to, call them! We know, we know—phone calls can be awk, but if you call a business and ask questions about employment, you're showing a strong interest. Showing that you're interested means that whoever is in charge of hiring will be more likely to remember you.

4. Ask around

If you're having trouble deciding what you're interested in, ask your friends about their jobs. Do they like them? If not, what do they dislike? Talking to people about their job experiences may help you find an interest you didn't know you had. You might also make a contact at a business you're trying to apply to. Score!

5. Do your paperwork


Once you get your dream summer job, you have to make sure to do your paperwork! Minors are required to fill out paperwork before they can begin working. If you aren't sure what paperwork you need, look at this website and find the requirements for your state. If you still have trouble, talk to your parents or your boss to get help!

What's your dream job for this summer? Tell us in the comments!


by Taylor Dove | 3/11/2020