Finding the Perfect Summer Job

By: Alexis Courtney

Summer is coming in quick and everyone is excited to be out of school, but many Eisenhower students are also looking for a summer time job. Places all over Warren County are willing to hire teens searching for a job. All you have to do is go out and try to find the one that is the best fit for you.

A few of these local employers are Cable Hollow, Jackson Valley and Blueberry Golf Courses. Each golf course offers a high number of customers and plenty of different jobs to keep you busy and occupied while you are working. The Squire sat down with Patricia Bortz, who works at Cable Hollow Golf Course from May to August, and she explained, “It’s close to home and has flexible hours with my sports schedule.”

Other places that have good summer jobs for students are Targeted Pet Treats, based in Warren, which starts out paying at $10.00 an hour. Quick Staff, the Rouse, Cummins and many other businesses are possible jobs that would be a great opportunity for teen workers. You must be 16 and older for most jobs in restaurants, or 18 and older for those including the sale of liquor or tobacco products. If you are not 18, make sure you go to your high school office and fill out the proper paper work to get your working papers, which are required for employment.

Patricia says she will most likely work at the golf course until she graduates college and gets a serious job. The only downside of what she does, she shared, is working inside on sunny days. Each job has benefits and drawbacks, so consider what they might be when applying. Do not forget to consider your interests and abilities when applying for jobs. If you do not want to do a lot of difficult labor, maybe waitressing or working a desk job would be a better fit for you. There are so many options, it would be easy to be overwhelmed, but just try to focus on what is available and what sounds interesting to you.

For those of you who are too young for an official job that does not mean you are completely out of business. Go around to your neighbors or families’ houses and see if they have anything they might need done. Lawn mowing, raking, window cleaning, trash burning, babysitting, or other household chores are necessities for many homeowners this time of year. Many people are willing to pay a student to do it, if you are willing to put in the work.

Whether you need to save for college, save for a car, or just like to have spending money, go out there and start looking because summer will be here in a blink of the eye. If you are not sure where to start in the job search, check out the job board near the high school guidance office, which contains many flyers for local jobs available to teens. Always remember, it never hurts to apply.

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