By Sara Jenkins
Contrary to popular belief, a month prior to summer is not the time to search for summer jobs, but rather now is the best time. If you really want to gain ground ahead of the pack and secure that summer job, starting your search now is imperative.` Considering the current state of the economy, there is likely to be less job availability and those who begin looking sooner stand the best chance. You should no longer take for granted that there will be jobs this summer, and you should expect fierce competition for those few employment opportunities; as such, you should begin initiating contact with prospective employers.
Very young teens might want to find some sort of work or job but real companies are not going to hire them. Jobs for 13 and 14 year olds for instance, would have to be something where a young child gets paid for doing chores or helping out a neighbor. That age is a time when kids usually start looking for babysitting jobs, pet walking jobs, and other such similar ways of providing a service that people in the neighborhood might want.
If a young teen is personable, friendly, and responsible, they should be able to find people who are willing to pay them to do things around the neighborhood. The more “clients” and contacts a teen gets, the more successful they will become. At that age, it is usually about finding someone who is willing to pay for menial chores.
Older teens of 16 to 18 don’t have much work experience yet and find themselves in job lines with older workers that have much more to offer employers. This last year has found adults that are willing to take jobs they wouldn’t have wanted before the recession. This makes it is especially hard for young people with limited experience to find gainful employment as most jobs are filled by these older workers.
2010 is looking to be very similar to 2009 in terms of employment, especially as the economy has yet to improve. As long as companies continue to have difficulty with their margins, jobs seekers, regardless of age, will continue to have trouble finding employment. Teenagers are among an especially hard hit group as they lack skill sets employers are looking for, leaving them untried with no track record of experience to demonstrate.
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