Seasonal Jobs 

Seasonal Jobs 

For most kids, there are certain times of the year that are best for working. When school just gets out, you’ll need some quick cash.

Luckily, there are many industries that need employment on a seasonal basis, rather than year-round. Most of these positions open up right as the academic year ends, so if you’re lucky and you spend some time looking, you shouldn’t have a problem picking up a seasonal job.

Time of Year

Many types of seasonal employment revolve around the time of the year. or the weather. For example, in the United States, as May and June pop up on the calendar and the temperature starts to warm up, outdoor opportunities for employment are abundant.

Kids can find work at pools as lifeguards. Many jobs are also available working at summer camps, caring for younger children. There’s no better way to spend the summer than in the great outdoors, soaking in the sun.

Other opportunities open up in National Parks across the U.S. as they become much, much busier in the summer months. Imagine spending your summer in the glory of some of the most beautiful spots on Earth!

Winter also boasts its fair share of chances to find a job. Across the country, from California to Colorado to New England, ski resorts open their doors to patrons for the season. It’s amazing how many people are required to run a mountain, from ski patrol to restaurant workers to hotel cleaning personnel. Many times, a pass to the mountain serves as a perk to your paycheck. At some mountains, this can be worth as much as six hundred dollars.

Opportunities Vary By Country

It’s also important to remember that the seasons switch when you cross the equator. Some of the most hardcore “ski bums” take advantage of this fact by heading down south during North America and Europe’s summer.

While everyone else is sweating in June and July, these folks hit some of the most prime mountains in the world in New Zealand and South America.While seasonal jobs are great for short-term positions, they do come with some key disadvantages.

Temporary Jobs Provide Experience

Because the very nature of seasonal jobs is temporary, it’s unlikely you’ll encounter any kind of substantive benefits package. In other words, don’t expect health care. Luckily, most young people are still covered under their parent’s plans.

Also, most seasonal jobs don’t provide much opportunity for advancement, because the business is often closed for more than half the year.

The most important thing to remember when the season opens up is the competition! You can bet there will be lots of other people looking for the same jobs, so start your search early. One idea is to contact potential employers before the season starts about possible work.

This will give you a leg up on other applicants. Employers will also be impressed by the responsibility you’re showing by thinking ahead. Seasonal work is a great way to meet new people, learn skills, and make a little extra cash while you’ve got some spare time.

Go For It!

Seize the day, and get out there to start the job hunt!

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