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Unconventional Way To Find a Summer Job #2442

One of the reasons I don’t write more here on Gearfire is because a lot of my best ideas are small ideas. Like, I’ll be walking down the street, and I’ll think of a small little way to improve student life, and I’ll want to write about it but I don’t think a 1 paragraph post is substantial enough to satisfy people. But I have A LOT of these moments, so I’m throwing self doubt to the wind and I’m going to go ahead and make a habit of telling ya’ll more of my little ideas, even if I can’t make them into the longer, meatier full length articles that I love writing. But still feel free to comment on my smaller blurbs and let me know if you like these brief, one trick pony ideas or if you want me to go back to my regular format of 2,000+ words per article. My favourite part about being a Gearfire writer is all you awesome readers who actually comment on what I write. I don’t always respond to every single comment, but I read each and every single one!

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I got a job for the summer that’s got great pay. And I got it within a 3 days of beginning my summer job search. And it was so easy to get that I wanted to tell all my friends about how I got this job. So naturally, I’m sharing my story with all of you.

It all began with a telemarketer call from a landscaping company. I was the one who picked up, and I was the one who had to tell the nice sounding lady on the other line that no, I was not interested in summer landscaping for my house. But then I got a brilliant idea. No one ever talks to telemarketers, but they’re the “in” people in the company who have the extension lines to every department.

“Wait, wait, wait!” I said/half-yelled to Ms. Telemarketer as she was hanging up.

“Yes?” came her surprised response.

“Are you guys hiring for any positions for the summer?” I asked sheepishly.

BLABLA

“Actually, we’re always hiring! If you’re a student, the weed pulling technitian job would probably be best. It’s hard work, but good pay and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the job. Would you like the number for the personell manager?”

Would I ever! And so Ms. Telemarketer gave me his number that day, I called him the next day, and the next day, he called me back with a job offer, which I of course accepted. It was that easy. And all it took was  being creative about the job search and being brave enough to ask!

So if you’re still looking for summer employment, I wholeheartedly recommend this strategy to you: next time a telemarketer calls, you be the one to ask them questions, and see if they can’t transfer you to the person who might be sigining your summer paycheck!

Ya’ll better let me know in the comments section if you try my method!

Happy Job Hunting!

A.Y. Daring

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34 Responses to “Unconventional Way To Find a Summer Job #2442”

  1. Great advice for anyone looking for a job. While I haven’t tried the telemarketer route, I have no hesitation speaking with waiters and waitresses. They are tuned in with everything in their cafes plus what’s up in other ones. Knowing a friend was looking for a job, I asked a waitress in a local Italian restaurant. She said a dishwasher just quit that afternoon. I then told her about my friend and would it be okay for him to use her as a personal referral. She said sure (made sure I gave an extra tip amount) and my friend came in the next morning, said “Sue” referred him and got a quick summer job before any job posting was made.

  2. I think every new idea you come up with you should definitely post. You’d be surprised that your one small idea, how much you might just be able to write once you get yourself to that keyboard! Definitely keep them coming, looking forward to your next one! :D

    By the way, awesome approach you have, best of luck with your new summer job!

  3. used tires says:

    I can relate completely to what you’re saying. We come up with little ideas that can help in little ways but we think it’s too small to make a difference and forget about it. But if every little idea by everyone on earth could be put together, we’d have progressed many years by now. :)

    Till then,

    Jean

  4. Opportunity comes in the most random places. You have to seek it out and not just wait for it to come to you. Like in the post, you have to take initiative to those little things that people don’t even consider such as talking to the telemarketer.

  5. Martin says:

    I am going to recommend this article to few of my friend who actually looking for summer job. Hopefully they will get some sort of idea after reading this nice article

  6. Thanks for the info buddy. I desperately wanna do part time
    summer job. I will definitely cash that opportunity.

  7. Kim Diamond says:

    I hear what you are saying about the ideas they seem just to pop up in the wrong places and times, but really missing you little posts all the same.
    Some great tips here on how to get a job have passed this article on to someone that I know that is just having a hard time, with regards to finding a job. I think this will be very helpful to him, so thanks for the post.

  8. Congrats on landing the summer job so easily. A lot of unexpected companies need extra help. So it doesn’t hurt to ask around when the opportunity presents itself.

  9. I work for the Michigan Division (there are four separate, semi-autonomous divisions), but I’m on the national Internet committee so I could see our paths crossing at some point. Anyway, congrats again and best of luck.

  10. A.Y. Daring says:

    Yaaaay! I’m glad you guys had a positive response to this! I was actually able to parlay this into a different job with the same company when I started making street sales for them on the job :P

    And to all of you who are looking for jobs- good luck! And to all your friends who are looking for jobs as well, I wish them luck!

    Also, thanks for the positive feedback re: smaller, shorter articles. I’m 100% going to do them more often!

  11. Nice points mentioned. For the pals who are familiar with the cyber world, getting a part time summer job could be an easy to grab solution.

    A lot of even leading companies need bloggers, data entry clerks, typists, sites makers and resellers.

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  13. Some great tips here on how to get a job have passed this article on to someone that I know that is just having a hard time, with regards to finding a job. I think this will be very helpful to him..

  14. mobile phone says:

    A really good idea. Everyone always has the best way to “put down” a telemarkter. Never though about flipping the switch, and making it a plus for myself.

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  16. I can relate completely to what you’re saying.

  17. Thnaks for sharing that good point.

  18. Nice points mentioned. For the pals who are familiar with the cyber world, getting a part time summer job could be an easy to grab solution.

  19. I agree Engineered. The internet has made finding a job remarkably easy. Sites like craigslist are filled with job openings waiting for people to fill them.

  20. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. ;)

  21. I think the way you showed above is really helpful for every job seeker. Thanks a lot for sharing with me keep on updating like that.

  22. Actually, we’re always hiring! If you’re a student, the weed pulling technitian job would probably be best. It’s hard work, but good pay and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the job.

  23. I worked at a newspaper putting together educational booklets for schools. The kind with the plastic spiral binding. It was ridiculously easy, pay wasn’t bad, I worked with my friends and they always fed us.

  24. i can’t really help you cause i live in the u.s. i just wanted to tell you, good luck, your on the right path, and no matter what obstacles come your way, just keep your dreams in your mind and in your heart….

  25. I think every new idea you come up with you should definitely post. You’d be surprised that your one small idea.

  26. Like in the post, you have to take initiative to those little things that people don’t even consider such as talking to the telemarketer.

  27. College Plan says:

    An interesting way to find a job. You can also expand on it – let’s say you could call the “Customer Service” number of several landscaping companies pretending you need to inquire about their services and once you get your answer, you might as well ask you “are-you-hiring” question.

  28. I personally think Summer jobs will be somewhat hard to come by depending on what area you live in. Unemployment rates are high and jobs are scarce. I plan to do a lot of fun free things this Summer.

  29. I hired a young woman I met on a plane on an overnight flight to Europe. We were both travelling for business and she told me about her fascinating part-time job.

  30. Landing a summer job is harder than it used to be. Thanks to the economic slump and high unemployment numbers, there are a lot more people competing for your old gig at the ice cream shop. But you can still make some extra cash this season by finding unconventional ways to stand out in the crowd.

  31. I agree Engineered. The internet has made finding a job remarkably easy. Sites like craigslist are filled with job openings waiting for people to fill them.

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