4 of the Highest Paying Summer Jobs

by Rich DeMatteo on August 27, 2015 · 0 comments

While there are plenty of good internship roles around that can provide handy experience to add to a resume, sometimes you just want to earn as much cash over the summer as possible (especially if you’re saving up for a trip or a car). That’s where a well-paid summer role comes in handy. Not only can you earn some dollars for your trouble, but you’ll also gain experience and learn some new skills at the same time.

If you’re keen to find a top paying position to spend your time on over the warmer months, use your own connections or family and friend contacts to find a gig, or search online to source openings (sites like Monster and Gumtree advertise jobs every day). Read on for the lowdown on some of the better-paying roles to keep an eye out for.

Babysitter

If you like hanging out with young kids, then a babysitting role might be perfect for you. Although many people believe that babysitters don’t earn much, in fact it is often possible to land very well-paying positions. Babysitters usually charge around $10 per hour to watch one or two children, and $12 and upwards to keep an eye on three.

They can also charge extras for making meals, cleaning the house or coordinating play times with other children. In addition, they will tend to make significantly extra on tips from happy customers, or from clients who end up running late or need a sitter to work late hours.

Golf Caddie

If you love sport, then see if you can land a role as a golf caddie over the summer months. If you do, you’ll not only be joining the ranks of a number of famous faces who once spent time as caddies (including Bill Clinton), but you’ll also be able to earn a top wage. Believe it or not, good caddies can earn up to $100 per bag for less than five hours of work, which can add up nicely over a few months.

Postal Roles

Postal Service is another good option for short-term jobs. The organization offers temporary positions that generally open in June, and can run right up until the end of the year. The government positions certainly pay more than the minimum wage (up to around $15 per hour) and also look good on a resume.

Pet Sitters

If you enjoy spending time with animals, then a pet sitting role (where you look after the family’s furry members, such as dogs and cats) would be ideal. Pet sitters tend to earn the same sort of money as babysitters, and are particularly needed during the summer months when owners like to get away for a holiday.

 

 

{ 0 comments }

A Day In The Life of a Professional Superhero: Was Grad School my Kryptonite?

Meg Pomante, aka: the artist formerly known as Mirzoeff, is a 10+ year seasoned veteran of the non-profit Development and Fundraising industry.  As a current gear shifter seeking opportunities in the HR/Training and Development field, Meg boasts a lovely Masters in Leadership degree from Cabrini College by wearing her “Will Work for Self-Esteem” sandwich board […]

August 14, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

What Are The Critical Skills Workers Will Need in The Future?

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with Spherion a few times before on their yearly Emerging Workforce Study findings.  In my experience as a recruiter, human resources professional, and career coach, my success is determined by how […]

August 11, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

Yes, You Can: Get a Job on Wall Street Straight Out of College

Most college grads believe that getting a job on Wall Street is out of the question unless they’re attending an Ivy League school. But, this is an industry that’s not that elusive. If you love money, and you’ve always loved the financial industry, here’s how to get work in this famous financial area. Have an […]

August 10, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

Career Change Options That Don’t Require a Degree

If you’ve been thinking about a career change, you are most likely coming up against job after job that requires you to start from scratch in regards to gaining qualifications. If you want to try out a new line of work, but don’t want to spend another three or four years in full-time study, then […]

August 7, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

Out of Office: Beginning the Journey to Becoming Self-Employed

Many people dream of being their own boss someday, but few ever do. There are so many challenges you have to overcome – taxes, regulation, and then the regular business challenges like marketing and product management. If you’ve got ambition, and you’re ready to work hard, here’s how to get out of the grind and […]

July 16, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

Including Video Conferencing in the Recruiting Process

Discovering new and retainable talent is always at the fore of every human resources professional’s mind. Since it’s a costly and time consuming process to hire a candidate who then doesn’t work out, you should always be on the lookout for the latest technology that can help you achieve these goals. The name of the […]

July 8, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

Entry-level options for a career in sport

If you’re a person who lives, breathes and sleeps a sport such as basketball, football or baseball, then you may be considering a career in sports. However, as everyone knows, to actually play any of these sports as a pro you have to have amazing ability, and the luck to be in the right place […]

June 16, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

How To Get The Career Of Your Dreams In A Competitive Market

Many employers out there are looking for qualified individuals. The problem is that they aren’t finding the ones with the qualifications they want and need. This is making for a very competitive job market. However, just because there is a lot of competition doesn’t mean you can’t find work. It just means that you need […]

June 15, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →

By the Numbers: Pushing Back Against Workplace Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is alive and well, unfortunately. Here’s how to fight it. O-Level Discrimination O-level discrimination is not supposed to happen, but it does. Sometimes, prospective employees call in the big guns, like Claims Direct, to settle workplace disputes, discrimination, or injury cases that shouldn’t result in termination, but do. However, there are ways you […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
June 10, 2015 0 comments READ MORE →