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I'm looking for a job that I can take up when summerschool ends.

Im a junior at GWHS, and im looking for a job when summerschool ends, but summerschool takes up about half of the summer, and im under 16 but I turn 16 in august. #career #jobs #hiring #job-searching

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Natalia’s Answer

Hi Colm!
I worked a lot over the summer during high school and I found that most of the time companies aren't looking to hire for only a month or two. What I did is I started working over the summer but continued to work during the school year (Just some days after school and some weekends)- I think people are much more likely to hire you if they can keep you around for a little while. It makes sense, as my training for my job in high school took a little over a month and after they had spent that long training me they didn't want me to just leave!
As for looking to apply places, try to narrow down what kind of job you would want to have! I worked in retail, but many small food or pastry shops are also willing to hire people under 18. I recommend looking at smaller shops (not nationwide chains) because I've found they're often more willing to give jobs to teenagers, especially if you know the owner/someone that works there!
I hope this helped,
Natalia

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Victor’s Answer

Hi Natalia, one way to find a temporary job is by contacting a local small companies and explain your situation. A lot of companies wont hire you just for a few months, but many companies have extra work during the Summer, depending on what you like to do, but look beyond retail. For example, when I was in college; I reached out a local food processing company, and I got a job filing documents, and running errands. Then, they offered me to work as needed for the remaining of the year because there was so much filing to do.
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Christopher’s Answer

Hi Natalia,

Volunteering may be your best option. It's a great way for you to build upon your skills so next summer so you will have some options at great jobs.

Look at summer camps and see if they offer any possible counselor in training jobs you can do under 16.

Best of luck
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