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  1. 1. Summer Jobs: Beyond the Basics How to Find, Apply, and Snag the Summer Job of Your Dreams
  2. 2. Today’s Topics  Why get a Summer Job?  Learning about the Laws of Employment  Researching Job Possibilities  Completing a Job Application  Interviewing Basics  Closing the Deal and Other Final Words
  3. 3. Why get a Summer Job?
  4. 4. Benefits of Summer Employment  No School During the Summer Months  $$$  Law Allows You to Work More Hours  Character Building  Allows on the job training for career  Resume Building  Looks good on the College Application
  5. 5. Learning about the Laws of Employment
  6. 6. The Fair Labor Standards Act The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets wage, hours worked, and safety requirements for minors (individuals under age 18) working in jobs covered by the statute.
  7. 7. The Fair Labor Standards Act As a general rule, the FLSA sets 14 years of age as the minimum age for employment, and limits the number of hours worked by minors under the age of 16.
  8. 8. The Law: Age Requirements 18 years and up You can work any job for anyamount of time. Lucky you! 16 – 17 years old You can work any non-hazardous job for any amount of time.
  9. 9. The Law: Age Requirements 14 – 15 years old:  You can work outside school hours in non-hazardous jobs, such as: summer camp, fast food service, and retail.  Your hours are a bit more limited, especially on school days, when you can work a maximum of three (3) hours a day.  This increases to a maximum of eight (8) hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.  During the school session, the maximum you can work in a week is 18 hours. During the summer, you can work up to 40 hoursin a week.
  10. 10. 14 – 15 years old M T W T No more than 3 hours a day during the school week 7am-7 PM F Saturday Sunday Total hours that you can work during the week Can work 8 hours each day 18 During the summer months 7am – 9pm June 1- Labor Day 40
  11. 11. What Hours Can I Work? Work may not begin before 7 a.m. or end after 7 p.m. except from June 1 through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9 p.m.
  12. 12. Permission to Work The US Government doesn’t require you to have any special paperwork completed giving you permission to work.  Your state may require these documents for working teens under age 18  You can also check with your state’s labor department by typing in the following Web address into your Internet browser: http://youthrules.dol.gov/states.htm
  13. 13. How Much Will I Make? A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly wage that employers may legally pay to employees or workers.
  14. 14. Researching Job Possibilities
  15. 15. First Things First  Are you looking for a summer job so you can earn spending money, or are you looking for experience in a certain field so you can plant the seeds of a possible career?  Does the job reflect responsibilities that interest you?  Do you meet the age and experience requirements?  How many hours will you work per week?  Is the location convenient?  What is the pay?
  16. 16. Jobs for Teens  Amusement Park  Delivery driver jobs  Babysitting  Grocery clerk jobs  Camp Counselor  Host & hostess jobs  Cashier jobs  Housekeeping jobs  Clothing store associate  Lawn Care Specialist  Cook or Dishwasher  Photo tech jobs  Customer service  Stocker jobs
  17. 17. Don’t Let this Happen to You! “My summer job was super gross.” “I worked at a pool last summer where my official title was "pool aide." … I had to clean up throw-up, sweep up smushed food, scrub toilets, stand at the bottom of the slides for hours – leading to my knee pains, wash out the showers, pull the hair out of the drains, listen to the complaints of parents who didn't think their un-pottytrained child needed a swim diaper, pick up dirty diapers in the bathrooms, and the best part; clean out the drains from the pool. You could find just about anything in there, from Band-Aids to G. I. Joes.” –Lauren D.
  18. 18. Landing your first job How do you gain experience if an employer won’t hire you due to lack of experience?  Should you settle for a low-paying job just to get a foot in the door?  How high should you set your expectations for a first-time job? 
  19. 19. The first job: Money or Experience If you already know what type of career you’d like to start pursuing, it can be an experience-building stepping stone. If you know you want to go into business, working in retail or customer service will give you practical business building skills.
  20. 20. Exposure Your first job can also expose you to experiences you never thought you’d enjoy. You may think you’ll hate flipping burgers for a few hours a day, then find yourself applying to culinary schools.
  21. 21. Networking Sometimes a job might not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it puts you in contact with people or organizations that might help you in the future. Who knows who you might meet who will either help you out with a job down the road or benefit from your help.
  22. 22. So Where do I Start?  Have Realistic Summer Job Expectations  Get Yourself Connected  Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute  Know Where to Look  Persistence Pays Off
  23. 23. Completing the Job Application
  24. 24. Job Applications  Be Prepared!  What is a reference?
  25. 25. Be Prepared!  Do you know the typical application looks like?  Do you know your phone number?  The address to your school?  The contact information for other places you have worked or volunteered?  Information for your references?
  26. 26. Be Polite What do callers hear when they call your phone?  Is your email address easily understandable? 
  27. 27. Interviewing Basics
  28. 28. Acing the Interview You’ve sent in your application, ironed your shirt, and sat by the phone and waited. Then one day, your cell phone rings. It’s one of the employers you have applied to – and they want to talk to you. Take a deep breath and relax. You’ll do great, at least if you follow these simple guidelines.
  29. 29. Simple Do’s and Don'ts  Make a Great First Impression  Dress to Impress  Use Common Sense  Arrive Early  Mental Rehearsal
  30. 30. Closing the Deal & Other Final Words
  31. 31. Thank You! When an interview is over, be sure you say thank you, regardless of how you feel the interview went.  The best way to say “Thanks” is a handwritten note to whomever you interviewed with. 
  32. 32. Other Final Words Work experience is PRICELESS. By accepting a job that doesn’t pay your ideal hourly wage, you are setting yourself up to make more next time. Take advantage of the opportunity by doing the kind of work that will land you a positive employer reference.

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