Pros and Cons: Summer Job

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As the school year comes to an end, you may be thinking about starting a summer job. If you’re on the fence about it, consider these facts before you decide what you’ll do.

As the school year comes to an end, you may be thinking about starting a summer job. If you’re on the fence about it, consider these facts before you decide what you’ll do.

Pros

MONEY. Let’s begin with the most obvious, MONEY. Having a summer job will help you pay bills, save for a rainy day or simply enjoy a little extra spending money.

EXPERIENCE. You may not realize it, but having a summer job can lead into something more later down the line. Depending on how you position yourself, you may find that while you are gaining experience with a job, possibly in the field you are considering in the future, you are also making connections. They say that “80% of jobs that aren’t posted will be discovered through your network” with other professionals and that is why LinkedIn is a big thing these days. If you do a stellar job, you may score some nice recommendation letters which help you when applying for future jobs or college admissions.

Cons

TIME. While you are working you may be missing out on time with friends, family or even just having personal time for yourself. If you plan ahead, you may be able to schedule time off so that you don’t miss the annual family vacation.

Source
• Smith, Jacquelyn. “7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Job Search.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 4 June 2015.

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