Do you have a teenager who will be looking for a summer or seasonal job? Don’t make the mistake of waiting until school is out to start looking for that job..

According to the website Job Monkeymost companies looking for summer help will post their  job openings in April or by early May. The best time for teens to start looking for summer employment is early spring. Most jobs will be already filled by the time the summer season starts. Most college students will start looking for employment when they come home for college in early to mid May.

My son Josh, was a lifeguard on the beach during high school and college and his notification about returning to the beach for summer came at the beginning of March.

Now is the time to start thinking about a plan for the summer break. Here's a list of ideas and opportunities to consider for the summer of 2020 from the Balance

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    Restaurant Work

    Any local coffee shops or local restaurants. You can also try to be a hostess or server at popular chain restaurants, such as Applebee's of Buffalo Wild Wings.

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    Big Companies

    Check WawaStarbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Companies with big names are always looking to hire as they expand their presence. Also check places like your local Wendy's, Burger King or McDonald's.

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    The Beach

    Especially in Ocean City, you can be a beach tag checker or get paid to clean the beaches! To try out to be a lifeguard, you can contact the beach patrol office for any shore location.

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    Ocean City Boardwalk

    There are plenty of shops to choose from on the boardwalk that are looking for seasonal workers. At Bad Kitty or the Henna Shop you can give henna's or do hair wraps on people while looking at the beach. You can also apply for a ride operator or ticket booth salesman at a local amusement park. Work at a pizza or french fry stand!

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    Located all around the shore areas, there are plenty of campgrounds that are hiring people to help out with residents and shops. Apply to be a camp counselor at a local camp. Holly Shores and Beachcomber are just two of the many South Jersey campgrounds.

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    Storybook Land

    Storybook Land has been entertaining kids for over 60 years! You can apply to work at the food stations, gift shop, or operating the rides.

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    This is a great way to gain valuable experience for a future job. It's always a good option to take an internship regardless of the money, because the experience will definitely payoff for you in the future.

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    Being a lifeguard at a pool or beach is a serious and important position. Lifeguards must meet physical requirements and be able to pass a certification test. CPR and first aid training is also a must. Check out beach towns and pools in your area now for any open positions.

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