Hey there, summer job seekers!! So you know you want to earn some extra cash to fund your summer activities, but did you know you can also develop new skills like time management and problem-solving, gain valuable work experience to set you apart from the crowd. This is an excellent time to build a network of awesome people, and even explore different career paths!

Plus, who says work can’t be fun? You might just discover a whole new side of yourself! Here’s some inspiration to get you started:

First up, we have lifeguarding – keep people safe while catching some rays at the pool, beach, or water park. It’s a great chance to gain leadership and responsibility experience, but be sure to get certified first!

If you’re more of a people person, retail assistants are in high demand during the summer months. You’ll get valuable customer service experience and maybe even some sweet discounts.

Internships are also a fantastic way to gain professional experience in your field of study. You’ll be working with real pros and could even land a job offer down the road. Top tip, if you can’t see an internship for a company you really like, think about how you could catch their attention – send an email to the owner? Create a video of yourself pitching to them on your socials? Stand outside their office with a funny sign? Get creative with it!

Tourist hotspots like London need extra staff during the summer months to keep up with demand. Join a restaurant or bar and build your teamwork and communication skills. Apps like GiGL have hundreds of hospitality jobs that you can apply to with just a video!

If you love the great outdoors, landscaping and gardening jobs might be right up your street. Help beautify spaces and get some exercise while you’re at it! If you can’t see jobs in your area, you could try the old school method and ask your neighbours if they would like any help with their gardens.

Event and entertainment venues are a super fun way to gain exposure to various business functions, and you might even get some cool perks while you’re at it.

Finally, pet lovers can make some extra cash helping out with dog walking, pet sitting, and other pet-related tasks during the summer.

Whatever your interests and career aspirations, there’s a summer job out there for you. So, get out there and make some memories (and money)!

Don’t forget you can check out the roles we have on GiGL, we have hundreds of hospitality, events, retail and entertainment jobs perfect for the summer break. If you haven’t already, simply download the GiGL app, complete your profile and start applying with video! That’s right – you don’t even need a CV!!

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