Last updated on April 22, 2021
Are you thinking about getting a job this summer? Summer jobs are a great way for high school students to earn some extra money and gain valuable work experience. For any students confused or unsure about the process, these steps will hopefully help shed some light on how to go about getting a job.
Step 1: First, you need to get working papers, which allow you to work with some limits when you turn fourteen. Ask Mrs. Wilkie in the guidance office for the paperwork to obtain them. You’ll need a parent’s signature and your social security number.
Step 2: Listen for job opportunities. They frequently will be on the morning and afternoon announcements, or you can find fliers in the guidance office or hung up around school. Mrs. Stevers can also help you find local opportunities. Sometimes our school will have applications for you to fill out, or you can contact the number or email listed in the ad for more information.
Step 3: Fill out the application, being sure to answer all questions honestly. You’ll also need a resume. Make sure to highlight your best traits and skills. Looking up a resume writing guide or asking someone like Mrs. Stevers for help may be beneficial. Submit all required parts of the application before the deadline.
Step 4: Prepare for an interview. Arrive on time to the agreed upon location, and dress professionally – not in t-shirts and jeans! Speak clearly and sit with good posture, being sure to use direct eye contact.
Step 5: When you’ve finished with the interview, wait to be contacted if you’ve got the job. If you have, congratulations! Follow the instructions given to you by the hiring manager or boss.
If you have any questions, the guidance office is a great place to go for advice. You can still email any of the counselors while we are learning from a distance!