TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE A SEASONAL JOB?А.
When a teenager starts looking for seasonal employment for the summer, it is a signal
that he or she is on the way to adulthood. However, it’s advisable for the first job to be
based upon a young person’s favourite activities. In the area where I live, most boys
love helping golfers. It’s tiring, as there is a lot of walking involved and carrying
weighty bags of golf clubs, but getting generous tips is considered more than a
Finding suitable seasonal employment requires some planning and making
appointments. A young person should consider what he or she hopes to get out of
the job, apart from wages. Working as a gardener isn’t much fun if a person hates getting dirty, even if he or she likes outdoor activities. But it’s good to have in mind
that a short-term, low-status occupation often provides the worker with basic skills that
may become useful later. Therefore, it’s wise to endure some hardships and start
building up a résumé while still at school.
Assuming that it’s never too early to start, an internship presents an ideal option for
a teen that is already on course toward a particular career. Such a job arrangement with
any employer will look great on a résumé. Even though these types of positions are
unpaid, the experience that can be gained from completing an internship could be
priceless. Especially, when one considers the professional experience that can be
gained. Teens can search for internship opportunities through their high school career
guidance counsellors, or by approaching managers of their target companies directly.
adapted from www.forbes.com