This is the prime time for teens who are looking for a summer job to start filling out applications.
According to research from Snagajob, nearly three-quarters of employers fill their summer positions by the end of May.
That still gives some time to put together a resume and go looking for leads.
The competition for summer work can be fierce, but there are a few ways to stand out from the crowd.
Resumes should include details. Rather than just listing "babysitter," say something like "childcare provider for three young children three days a week."
Getting a letter of reference from a teach, coach, neighbor or the person you babysat for can also help.
Some coaching about how to dress and speak during the application and interview process also go a long way. Teenagers may be competing with experienced adults for some of the same jobs.
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