Teens: Start Your Summer Job Search The Right Way
June 05, 2015
School's out, summer is in, and it is time to find a summer job. Where do you start? (Need to find a summer job? Watch this free tutorial to find out how!)
Self Analysis Of Skills (SAS)According to Charles Mitchell, co-founder and president of All About People, the first step in finding a summer job is to complete a “Self Analysis of Skills” (SAS). Some example SAS questions are:
- What are you good at?
- Do you participate in any extracurricular activities?
- Do you volunteer anywhere?
- What classes do you excel in?
YouTube Introduction VideoIn addition to the SAS, teens can benefit from making a YouTube Introduction video. “The YouTube Introduction may soon be the new ‘elevator pitch’ for all professionals, so get ahead with your own video,” said Mitchell. Since YouTube Introductions are a relatively new concept, having one will set you apart from the crowd. “Also, it sets you apart as being savvy and creative in presenting yourself to a workplace audience that craves smart, assertive employee prospects who take initiative to present themselves uniquely and professionally,” said Mitchell. Having a professional-looking YouTube Intro can set you apart from the crowd, and make you seem like a more driven potential employee because you’re ahead of the curve. This could make a huge difference in whether or not you get the job you’re applying for.
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About the authorSarah Lynch is an intern for CAREEREALISM Media. She is a senior Mass Communications Major with a minor in Public Relations at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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