The summer job hunt
Going to college is a big step that a lot of high school seniors will be taking in the few upcoming months. Many people are aware that with college comes a great amount of knowledge and wisdom, but people are also aware that there comes an almost even greater amount of debt. Many high school seniors are looking at ways that they can acquire some quick cash before they are sent on their way to campus.
Being able to have some pocket change is always a good thing. There can be many things that pop up in our lives where we would need some quick cash to pay for the expenses. It could be gas, gym memberships, clothes or even if you want to take a girl out on a nice date. It all costs money and somehow you need to acquire that cash. The days of asking mommy and daddy for money are coming to an end and it’s time to become independent. I’m not saying that we need to go out and start careers but, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a part-time job or at least do some neighborhood chores to bring in a little bit of spending money.
There are a lot more options available to teenagers than many realize. Now a days, companies are looking for a creative and more diverse workforce and who better to fill those entry level positions than today’s sophisticated youth. And yes, I said entry level positions. There is nothing wrong with flipping burgers or tossing dough for a few months as long as you don’t plan on staying there for the rest of your life. Don’t let anyone knock at what you’re doing, a job is a job, and surprisingly there is a lot of benefits from working entry level jobs. It teaches the youth time management. There is a lot of teamwork and organizational skills taught on the job that can’t be learned in the classroom.
As young men, finding and obtaining a job is just the next step that we take as we find our places in society.