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5 Places Your Teen Should Look For Work

If you're anything like me, your summer's been planned up since March. After all, there's no joy for those who snooze when booking those summer camps and hot vacation spots.

Still, it may be too late for one human sub-group especially known for snoozing - and here, I'm talking about teenagers. If they haven't lined up a summer job yet, chances are you've written it off as a lost cause.

Not so, say my little friends at, a job placement site created by teens for teens. They offer these last-ditch "5 places teens should look for summer employment after Memorial Day." Because those Cheez Doodles don't pay for themselves.

1. Golf courses. Golf courses are everywhere and have a huge need for seasonal employment. Caddying, landscaping and working in the gift shop or restaurant are some opportunities available to teens.

2. Offices. Whether it's helping to answer phones, filing or doing paperwork, there is always a lot going on in an office for a smart and responsible teen. Working in an office also provides teens with the chance to learn about being in a professional workplace.

3. Museums and other cultural institutions. Summer is the time for big shows and large crowds. Museums are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic and affordable help. Teens provide the perfect fit for these unique opportunities.

4. Restaurants. Because of high turnover, the restaurant industry is always hiring. Working in a restaurant setting provides teens with a skill set that can be transferable to other jobs as well as provide valuable life lessons.

5. Volunteer. Although volunteering does not provide a salary, it offers a great way to make an impact on the community. Volunteering enables teenagers to develop skills, network, and strengthen their resumes so they can have a more fulfilling job search the next summer.

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