- Your job at McDonald's may not be your ideal summer employment, but the experiences and skills you utilize in your position are something that you will be able to feature on your resume. Remember that experience using skills such as customer service and time management are crucial to many jobs and are seen as valuable to employers!
- Just because you are only staying there for four months doesn't mean you should become the workplace gossip or slacker. Keep your dress appropriate, practice good hygiene (even on Monday morning shifts!) and always show up to work on time. You should aim for your summer job to result in a positive relationship with your supervisor so that you can use them as a reference in your future job endeavors.
- Who knows! Maybe the father of one of your co-workers owns the company that you've always dreamed of working for. Let everyone around you know what you are studying and what you are interested in doing with your degree after graduation. Not only could it benefit you professionally but forming friendships with your co-workers will make the summer much more enjoyable.
And remember - if you are working a job that is primarily indoors be sure to take a chunk of time out of your day to spend outside in the fresh air! Winter will return before you know it so don't waste all that sunshine :).
Best of luck,
- Ashley, Sr. Career Assistant
For more tips on getting the most out of your job this summer check out TalentEgg's post "How Can You Make the Most of Your Boring Summer Job?"