summer jobs

McDonald’s Now Accepting Job Applications Via Snapchat

McDonald’s Now Accepting Job Applications Via Snapchat

As part of an effort to hire 250,000 workers this summer, McDonald’s is expanding into social media to lure the millennial set: It’ll be accepting applications via Snapchat. [More]

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Teens Aren’t Getting Summer Jobs Anymore Because They’re Too Busy Studying

It was once a rite of passage for American teenagers: Spend the summer slinging burgers, watching over the frolicking kids at the local pools, hawking apparel at the mall, or babysitting for the neighbor in order to earn a few bucks. But it turns out that fewer teens are taking part in the tradition of obtaining a summer job, despite an apparent plethora of opportunities to do so.  [More]

Getting Kids Out Of The House Just Got Easier: Summer Jobs For Teens Hit 6-Year High

Getting Kids Out Of The House Just Got Easier: Summer Jobs For Teens Hit 6-Year High

An allowance? Who still gets an allowance these days? It seems teens will have plenty of opportunities to make their own cold hard cash this summer, as a new report says the amount of 16- to 19-year-olds landing jobs is off to its strongest start since 2006. [More]

"I Spent Two Days As A Door-To-Door Salesman"

"I Spent Two Days As A Door-To-Door Salesman"

Kole McRae is a writer in Toronto who says he worked for two days as a door-to-door salesman for an unnamed company. The sales pitch involved asking people who answered the door whether they were happy with their current service, so I’m guessing the company sold something something related to phone, cable, or utilities. [More]

Stay Away From The Nigerian Tutoring Scam

Stay Away From The Nigerian Tutoring Scam

Are you a student looking for a summer or long-term tutoring gig? Be sure to stay away from the foreign tutoring scam, especially if you’re looking for work on Craigslist.

You're Never Too Old To Have A Summer Job

You're Never Too Old To Have A Summer Job

Inspired by our post on thirty- and forty-somethings trying to snag traditionally teenage jobs? If you’ve always wanted to be a lifeguard, bar back, or roller coaster operator, here are some tips for beating the other applicants and letting teenagers worry about the unemployment rate. (Photo: Atwater Village Newbie)