You may have heard all kinds of negative stuff — again! — about this summer's job market. It's true that jobs for teens can be tough to find. But they are out there. So go for it. If you don't land the job you want (or even any job), you'll still gain something from the process.
The bottom line with summer jobs is to just go for it. Try something new. You have nothing to lose and lots to gain.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: May 2014
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