How to Determine Which Summer Job is Right For Your Teen?

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Most of us can remember our first summer jobs.  The lazy strolls into work, the daydreams about being at the pool or on the beach while we reluctantly served customers or pushed brooms… the experiences we had during our first summer jobs were probably ones that we’ll be able to recall forever.  Thinking back on our first summer jobs may even bring up tales of sorrow, anxiety and misery, simply because we hated our first seasonal gig.  Others may look back on their summertime work from their teenage years and wish that it had never ended.

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Painting Jobs – Summer Jobs for Teens and Students

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Painting Jobs – Summer Jobs for Teens and Students

Almost all of us have been asked to help out with painting at one point or another; painting a room, a house, or even a wooden fence is a right of passage for most teenagers (See “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”).  Just like the protagonist of one of Mark Twain’s most popular novels, many teens baulk at the idea of having to paint all day.  But if the sound of covering walls both inside and out with lustrous enamels, stains and lacquers sounds like fun to you, then why not start your own business as a residential painter.

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Retail & Distribution Channels

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Retail Jobs for Teenagers and Students

If you’ve got a friend that works at a popular restaurant, another that works at a supermarket, and a third that sells sporting goods, then they’ve all got something in common (besides your friendship): they’re all working in the retail industry.  Retail jobs can range from waitressing to stocking shelves, but they all have similar aspects that are important to consider if you’re looking for a job in this sector.

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