Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend those long, warm, lazy days. While it might be tempting to spend all of your time soaking up the sun, binge watching Netflix, or hanging out with your friends, it’s also a great opportunity to start building your future by getting a summer job.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Why would I want to spend my summer working when I could be doing something fun?” Well, the truth is that there are actually a lot of benefits to working as a teenager.
Having a summer job is a great way to make some extra money. Whether you’re saving up for a car, a vacation, or just some spending money, a summer job can help you reach your financial goals. Plus, having your own money gives you a sense of independence and can help you learn valuable money management skills.
But having a job as a teenager is about more than just money. It’s also a great way to gain some work experience and start building your resume. Even if you’re just working a part-time job at a local store or restaurant, you’ll be learning valuable skills like customer service, teamwork, and time management. These are all skills that will be valuable no matter what career path you choose in the future.
In fact, studies have shown that teenagers who work part-time jobs during high school are more likely to be successful in their careers later on. So, by working a summer job now, you’re actually setting yourself up for a brighter future.
Of course, finding the right summer job can be a bit daunting. With so many options out there, how do you know where to start? Well, we’ve got you covered. The Jipe app is full of unique job options in a variety of industries ready to fill your summer! Check out a few of our Utah-based options below.
- Life guard: Provo Rec Center, Orem Fitness Center, Splash Summit
- Trampoline Park: Airborne
- Fun Center: Provo Beach, Coconut Cove
- Restaurant: Arctic Circle, Jamba, Taco Amigo, Culver’s
- Golf Course: Sun Hills Golf Course
- Retail: ProImage, GNC
- Supermarket: Day’s Market
- CNA: Definition Healthcare Solutions
- Lawn Care: Blue Planet Lawn
- Housecleaning: Small Home, Big Love
- Window Washing: Charity Window Cleaning
Download the Jipe app and add your filters to find something local that fits your schedule and pays what you want to make. Once you match with an employer, you can schedule an interview!
Check out our article on how to nail the job interview for some tips on how to make a great impression on potential employers.
Once you’ve landed your summer job, you’ll want to make the most of it. While it’s important to take your job seriously and do your best, it’s also important to have fun and enjoy the experience. Whether you’re working with friends, meeting new people, or learning new skills, there are plenty of opportunities to have a good time while still being productive. Trust me, you’ll still have time to enjoy your summer and set up your future self for success!