Confidence-no matter how simple your summer job may seem, rest assured there will be a confidence-boosting challenges to overcome, whether it’s learning a new skill, surviving a stressful work environment or learning to deal with a hard-driving boss or a nasty coworker.
Time Management-Hanging around the house all summer may be a great way to relax, but it won’t contribute to your time-management skills. Working will – and this is one skill that will help you both in college and as an adult.
A Leg Up-While a part-time job at a burger joint may not give you a ton of relevant experience for your resume, at least you’ll have something to put on it.
Getting to Know You-Reading about the skills you’ll need to get a future job is not even in the same league as testing your mettle in the real world. If you’re wondering what your skills are, working a couple of part-time summer jobs should help you zero in on your likes and dislikes, evaluate your strengths and work on your weaknesses.
Broaden Your Networking Circle-Chances are, you spend a lot of time with people your own age. In a job, you are likely to be working with a range of very different people. When future interviewers start calling your references, you can bet that an older co-worker or supervisor will already have the skills to convey your strengths to the interviewer in a professional way.