Youth May Find It Hard To Find A Job This Summer

Tuesday, 31. May 2011

Yesterday the Washington Post ran an article discussing the impact that a ‘Perfect Storm‘ will have on youth this summer.

It’s not a class five hurricane that are worried about, but widespread cutbacks around the country in public funding for summer-jobs programs. With nothing for the cities’ youth to do on their summer break there are concerns that there will be a rise in criminal activity.

As Lisa Salazar, the acting chief of the program-operations division for Los Angeles’ community-development department puts it, “It is a perfect storm. What happens when a whole bunch of teenagers have nothing to do all day for two or three months?”

There may not be enough funding for summer-jobs programs, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still hit the pavement looking for your own summer job. Here are some tips to help you find some gainful employment this summer:

1) Don’t rely on the newspapers and internet job boards alone. As mentioned get out there and hit the pavement. Competition for jobs will be fierce this summer, so getting in some face time by hand delivering your resume may put you ahead of the curve.

2) Speaking of resumes, make sure you update yours. You can always have a professional resume writer help you with updating your resume. Currently we are giving away our professionally written resume services for free to one lucky respondent of our survey.

3) And last but not least, make sure you practice your interview skills. We’ve posted a number of practice interview questions to help you get started.

Whether you want to be an acountant, in IT, an engineer, in sales, a nurse or even in the education field when you grow up, learning essential job skills all starts with a summer job, so don’t let the current economy let you down. Get our there and look for a summer job. We know you can do it.

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