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When is the optimal time to apply for a summer job?

I'm wondering if there's still enough time for me to apply for a job this summer. I have to go back to college in September, so I'd only have July and August to work. Is that enough time to get hired, be trained and hold a job? #jobs #work #hiring #employment #summer-jobs #part-time #employee-training #job-applications

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Wilfred’s Answer

It is never too late. Any on-the-job experience is valuable, even if it is a lousy job. Learning to work with others, learning the dynamics of a business, learn what is important to your bosses, I can go on and on. Same principles apply to any company and when you master them sooner or later you can take advantage of it and impress your future manager when it really counts - on your resume, during the interview, and when you are trying to accomplish goals in your future job. I still benefit from the skills I gained doing hard laborious work, working with people with all kinds of backgrounds.


Go for it! Good luck.

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lakendra’s Answer

I recommend early Spring (March - April). Most employers try to have their staff established by the Summer rush. This will also give you an opportunity to learn the ropes and ins and outs.
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Angela M.’s Answer

The optimal time to apply for a summer internship with a large corporation is usually the Fall prior. For example, we have four interns starting in June that we selected in December. For smaller companies or start ups, you may be able to find a summer internship starting in February of the same year.
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Simeon’s Answer

It depends on the industry you're looking to go into, but I'd suggest letting the interviewer know what your intended length of stay is going to be. They'll give you the best idea about whether only working late summer will work out for the company and for you.
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