The days of papers, assignments, or questions ‘Who could write my essay for me’ are gone. Not it’s the time for another question like ‘Where can I work this summer if I’m under 21?’
We’ve done a piece on this topic before, but this time we want to offer you some new options. We hope that the suggested search ideas will help you find a useful, enjoyable, or just interesting job.
First of all, research what’s close to your home. Small stores, local organizations, and services. Everywhere you might need an assistant, so don’t hesitate to stop by the local offices and find out about job openings.
By the way, sending emails to firms is the most usual way to find a job, but not always effective. Don’t hesitate to call the organizations and, reminding them of your mailing, find out if there is a need for a worker.
It is important to remember
There should be at least a simple contract between you and your employer, stating the start and end dates of your employment and the set wage (piecework or hourly wage, depending on the type of work). That way you’ll feel safer and you’ll be sure to get paid for your work.
Where should you look for work?
Bakery, ice cream/candy factory, etc.
It’s hard to believe, but even serious food businesses need young helpers. Always wanted to see how chocolate is made? It’s time to go to your local factory to get into the coveted shop. The truth is, after that, you’ll probably have no desire to buy chocolate for a long time. 🙂
Small neighborhood store.
Chances are you won’t be able to get a short-term job at the big chain boutiques. But pay attention to small stores (e.g., cosmetics) located near your home. Very often in the summer salespeople want to go on vacation and they need a replacement for a couple of weeks. You could very well be such a substitute.
This is more of a job for fauna lovers, although don’t think that when you work at a zoo, you have to take care of the animals. Don’t forget that zoos have cafes and sometimes attractions
where you need helpers, too.
This might not sound like the most exciting option, but working in the post office can help you develop the skills you need for administrative work. For girls who are calm and attentive, it’s a great way to practice before you start working in an office and see if it’s right for you. Depending on how much the postal workers trust you, you could work in the post office selling postal products, keeping simple records, sorting letters and parcels, delivering messages to addresses, and more.
The packing profession doesn’t sound like much fun, but just imagine what it is you have to pack. If you were in the warehouse of an online fashion store or a regular cosmetics warehouse, you’d probably love to pack and wrap stylish goods. And working in a vegetable and fruit warehouse would reinforce your love of proper and healthy eating.
If you live near the sea, a picturesque river, or other bodies of water, you’ve probably noticed ice cream vendors, cotton candy vendors, or mini-attractions with trampolines or horses in the summer. Usually, all of these are run by active young people, and you can be part of the team. The perks of such a job are the constant fresh air, the beautiful tan, and the incredibly fun interaction with working peers.
Museum/movie/ amusement park
All kinds of entertainment complexes and educational institutions always need someone to sell tickets, give out coat check numbers, and keep orders. By the way, at an amusement park, you can also be an animator or even just walk around in a panda costume (which may not be physically easy, but it’s fun!).
Flower Shop/Gift Wrapping
Here everything operates on the principle of the neighborhood store. Important: This kind of work requires taste and a love of creativity. Therefore, if you have skills with floristry, you are fond of scrapbooking or other handmade things, it would be nice to demonstrate your skills to a potential employer to get an assistant position.
We hope that at least one of the suggested ways will work for you. Good luck with your search! 😉