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Even though it is the end of January and there might be snow outside, ff you are hoping to get a summer job in 2010, now is the time to start looking. You might be looking for summer jobs for 18 year olds to save up some money for college or you might be skipping college and wanting to find a job that is permanent. Either way, now is the time to begin your search.

The job market is bad right now as all of you should know and it most likely won’t get better in 2010. By starting your summer job search now, you will be a step ahead of all those who wait. In this economy, you have to do all the little things you can to give yourself an advantage over everyone else who is looking.

All 18 year olds should have a resume and if you don’t have one, you need to put one together. You are now considered an adult and you will be competing with adults who do have resumes. Even if you don’t have a lot of work experience, you should find out how to make one that presents you in the best possible light to prospective employers.

Starting this early looking for summer jobs for 18 year olds means that you will have a hard time finding places that will know now that they can hire you this summer. However, if you make the rounds and start asking questions now, you will be able to get a good idea of what the job market is like in your area and what your chances are. It will also give you the opportunity to meet face to face with some hiring managers and hopefully make a good impression.

Employers who are in charge of hiring decisions like to see young adults that are enthusiastic and who plan ahead. If you start now trying to get interviews for summer jobs, whether it be for high school graduates or before your senior year, it will show that you know how to plan ahead and are interested in your future. This makes you more likely to make a good impression and will increase the chances that you will be remembered when it does come time for an employer to hire.