I talked to someone yesterday who was thinking about starting a job search. She knew she needed to find a summer job, but didn't want to start looking just yet.
My first thought was if you need a job, you shouldn't wait. This is a tough job market, even for summer jobs.
It's not too early to to find a summer job and you can conduct much of your job search online. I know a couple of high school students who found jobs by emailing companies that were listed in our local Chamber of Commerce directory. They were able to tap into unadvertised openings by taking a few minutes to send an email asking if the company was hiring.
Also visit sites that list summer jobs and summer camp jobs. Check the job search engines using "summer" as a keyword or select "seasonal" or "temporary" in the Advanced Search Options. Don't forget to check your local newspaper (help wanted ads may be online) and job search in person, because many summer jobs are filled by walk-in applicants.
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