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Three young CNIB Lake Joe staff members stand in front of the new climbing tower at Lake Joe. They are wearing helmets and CNIB Lake Joe staff shirts.

Finding a Summer Job

By: Aadim Rajan
CNIB National Youth Council Member

Finding a summer job can be challenging, but there are ways to make the process easier and increase the chances of finding a job that suits your needs and interests. In this blog post, I'll share a few tips and resources you can use to help increase your chances of finding the perfect summer job!

First things first, take some time to think about your strengths and interests. What do you enjoy doing? What are you passionate about? What hobbies or interests do you have? A clear answer to these questions can help you identify potential job opportunities that you'll find fulfilling and engaging. For example, if you enjoy working with children, you may want to consider applying for a seasonal job at CNIB Lake Joe.

Next, start exploring available resources. Many resources, such as job boards, employment agencies, and networking events, can help you find job opportunities. In particular, one resource that can be of significant help to you is CNIB's Come to Work program, which offers job-readiness workshops, technology training, and innovative mentorship programs that can provide you with unique opportunities to showcase your talents to potential employers.

Networking can also be a helpful tool in finding a summer job. Attend career fairs, join professional organizations, and connect with individuals on LinkedIn to expand your network. Reach out to individuals who work in your desired field or company to learn about potential job opportunities, as well as the skills and knowledge you may need to succeed in that field.

Securing a good summer internship requires careful planning and perseverance. While the process may be long, the invaluable experience gained through internships can be a strong foundation for starting a career in your desired field. The most important lesson is to maintain a positive outlook. Although facing rejection may be disheartening, it's important not to let it discourage you from continuing your search. Stay focused on your search strategy, remain positive, and know that you will eventually find the right position for you!