Look out for stories on how to find a summer job

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 May, 2007, 12:00am

Summer is coming and many students hope to get a job. This can be a very useful experience.

Students not only learn new skills, but also the importance of getting along with others.

If you want to work this summer, be very careful when job hunting. Firstly, understand the nature of your job and your duties. Secondly, make sure the working hours and the salary are made clear so you can manage your time and money well. Finally, choose a job which isn't very demanding so you won't get too tired.

Discuss your options with your parents, teachers and friends. Knowing you have their support will make the job more exciting.


City University of Hong Kong

Thanks for your letter, Teddy. In the next few weeks we will be running some stories on how to find a summer job - don't miss them.

Summer jobs are all about meeting new people and getting experience of the working world. If you aren't able to find a paying job over the summer, another option is to do voluntary work. This will give you the opportunity to work in an organisation - and to do a good deed!

If you decide to do voluntary work, choose something that you're interested in. For example, if you are an animal-lover, contact the SPCA, or if you are concerned about the environment, you could try Friends of the Earth. Remember that most of these organisations have websites, so that's a good way to contact them.

Kate, Editor