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Take your summer job search online
Summer has finally arrived, and it's high time for seasonal employees and students to start hunting for jobs. Restaurants on the water, tourist hot spots and more will be opening opening doors for waves of customers as well as job applicants, but that doesn't mean finding employment is a walk in the park.
Seasonal workers tend to have a little difficulty finding a job for the few short months they can work, and it only gets more difficult the longer they wait. That's because many workplaces like to hire before the summer rush, which tends to start around July 4.
Still, finding summer employment is critical. The Atlantic reported that students who work in the evenings and summers are typically more likely to find higher paying and jobs in the future, according to a study by the University of British Columbia. What's more, many adult workers rely on being hired in the summer to support themselves.
That doesn't make the job hunt any easier, though, especially with all the competition. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that between April and July 2014, the population of working teens and young adults ages 16 through 24 grew from 2.1 million to 20.1 million. The number of young workers essentially grew 10 fold in just four months.
While many of the jobs may have already been taken by now, there's still plenty of time to take the job search onto the Web.
Find employers that are always hiring
There always is, and there will always be, work to be done online. Take paid surveys for instance - businesses across the country are eager to find honest opinions to influence strategies and product decisions. The more responses those companies receive, the more reliable the data becomes. It's an industry that can always benefit with a higher work force, which means competition matters less here than at a restaurant or other seasonal workplace.
Conduct your research in an instant
Half the trouble in starting a summer job is finding it in the first place. Many applicants rely on showing up to establishments and asking if there are open positions. This method is straightforward, but it requires a lot of time, effort and commuting. And there's always the risk your traveling will go to waste when you don't find an opportunity.
Luckily, you can hunt down online surveys and other valuable leads within an instance just by typing a few words into a search engine. It's quicker and more convenient. Not to mention you won't lose money in the process.
Lower your operating costs
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And losing money is the last thing you want to do while working in the summer. By finding a little work online, you can both supplement the cost of your commute to work or the cost of your uniform and sacrifice nothing in the process. At the end of the day, if you're only working from your computer during the summer, you won't have to pay for gas or to-go meals while you do it.