Summertime is almost here, which means teenagers are about to get out of school. Don’t let them sit at home all summer! They need a summer job. They can use the money for summer activities, saving for something special, or even for college. It’s also a great opportunity to show your teen that it’s never too early to plan for the future or to start pursuing their dream.Summer jobs for teens can help shape their life later.
Summer jobs for teens
Does your teen want to work with kids? Maybe a teacher? Or a social worker? Babysitting/ nanny is a great way to get experience working with kids. It will give them a glimpse into what it’s like working with different personalities and multiple kids.
Maybe your teen’s not ready to take on kids alone just yet. They could be a mother’s helper, helping a new mom with tasks they need done while caring for their baby.
Working in a restaurant is a great way for teens to start out. Working in the restaurant business will help them work on their social skills, and, learn to work in a fast paced environment. It will also help your teen learn to work as part of a team.
Does your teen want to work with animals? Maybe a vet? If so, they could start a dog walking business. Where they would still get experience with animals, but they would also get the experience of running a small business.
If they don’t want to start a dog walking business, they could pet sit. Which would still give them experience working with animals.
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Does your teen like to write? If so they can sell their articles online to bloggers or websites.
If they want to work locally, have them talk to your telegraph. Sometimes they hire teens to write articles for their paper. If they aren’t hiring, your teen could ask to shadow or intern. It may not pay at first, but later it could turn into a paying gig. Not to mention the experience they will get from working with a real journalist.
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Does your teen enjoy cleaning? Ok well probably not, but are they good at it? If so, they could clean homes, offices, or hotel rooms. If they want to clean homes or offices, posting an ad on your local yard sale group is a good way to get started.
Maybe cars are more of your teen’s thing they could place ads to clean cars instead of buildings.
Does your teen like art? They could sell their art at local farmers markets. If they like to paint, they could paint canvases. Or maybe they like working with wood, they could sell handmade woodworking projects. If they like working with clay, they could make and sell sculptures.
What kind of job your teen gets doesn’t matter. The point is that they start earning their own money and learning how to handle the money they earn. Money aside, summer jobs for teens gives them experience for later in life. Interviewing for summer jobs and then following up with the company is all good practice. It’s important that a teen learns and make the mistakes now. It will help them become more confident as they get older.