Thinking about a summer job or internship? Now is the time to look! It's never too late to gain employment skills, get involved with your community and earn money. So how do you begin? Start by listing your interests and strengths as well as your dislikes and area's you need improvement in. For example if you love kids, babysitting or working at a summer camp will be best. A job or internship should be a learning opportunity as well as making money. Try to find something that helps move you to your long term goals. (See goals article below).
Having your youth gain employment helps them with developing good financial habits, teaches them valuable skills and keeps them out of trouble and most important keeps them out of trouble. The best way to support your youth while they are looking for employment is to: Be there for advice, Proof-read letters, emails and resumes, Interview prep and Brainstorm job ideas! I have articles and tools below that will assist your youth with job readiness.