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Tips for getting a youth summer job

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Ready to work this summer? Complete the following steps to connect with more employers in the City of Boston.

Step
1

Review the summer jobs available to you

We created a spreadsheet of summer jobs and their descriptions. You can review the list to get a better idea of the types of jobs you might be interested in. Apply to multiple jobs to increase your chances.

Step
2

Apply for summer jobs

Keep in mind: To qualify for a summer job, you must:

  • must be ages 14-18 during period of employment
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States, and
  • be a full-time resident of the City of Boston.

Apply for summer jobs online

Step
3

Register for the Youth Job and Resource Fair

At the job fair, you will connect with over 100 employers and youth resources. Please RSVP for the event.

Step
4

Sign up for resume and interview workshops

At our workshops, we'll show you how to create a resume. You'll also develop your interview skills. You can register for workshops online.

Step
5

Call potential employers to request interviews

Here's a list of potential employers. Research them to find contact information for the organization. You can call them to set up interviews for potential jobs.

Step
6

Go to the Youth Job and Resource Fair

The event takes place on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center. We'll hold onsite interviews with employers. You'll find job placement opportunities and career development workshops.

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