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Pros and Cons of Getting a Summer Job

Wondering what to do with yourself now summer’s here? If there are no holidays or festivals lined up to fill your time, maybe a summer job is the route for you?

Here are some pros and cons to help you decide…


  • However big or important, a job of any form will give you tonnes of valuable experience which will boost your CV, and come in handy for future job applications and interviews.
  • Being given responsibility at work can help you develop your confidence and independence, which is a great stepping stone before uni starts in September.
  • Love your new job? Every experience you have is an insight into what career path you might want to follow after uni. Hate your new job? At least you know it’s not for you!
  • Whether it’s team mates or customers, you’ll get the chance to meet new people and make new friends – the same can’t be said for 6 weeks on the sofa at home!
  • And not forgetting… working equals earning! Save up those pennies or treat yourself at the end of summer!



  • If it’s your last summer before uni, you might feel like you want to make the most of the time you have at home. That said, even though you’ll have less free time, if you don’t have any money you won’t be able to get up to much anyway!
  • You’re stuck indoors on the hottest day of the year, your friends are outside. Enough said.
  • Early mornings aren’t for everyone, and that could mean cutting a night with friends short to get enough sleep. At the time it might feel like you’re being a party pooper, but come pay day you might feel a little different.


There are definitely a lot of positive aspects to this one. But if you do get a job remember to make time to relax!

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