College Students: Make Extra Cash with Temporary Jobs This Summer

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By Megan Lacombe

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College_Students_Make_Extra_Cash_with_Temporary_Jobs_This_SummerIf you’re currently in college, you’re well aware of how much tuition fees have increased in recent years. When you’re paying several thousand dollars per semester, it’s only logical that when summer break comes around you’ll want to make some extra cash to help alleviate student loans and perhaps stash some savings while you’re at it.

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Finding a summer job that pays well and can accommodate your schedule when you return to your studies can be difficult, however. With today’s booming gig economy, you’re competing not just with other students for the limited local positions available, but the professional market of candidates too. Nowadays, practically everyone is looking for side work.

So, what’s the solution? Apply for temporary jobs through a staffing agency, like Liberty Staffing.

Temporary Jobs are Mutually Beneficial

Many businesses in the summer time experience a skills gap caused by their employees taking vacations. College candidates, such as yourself, are ideal for seasonal positions because your goals, skills, and availability align with the employers’ job openings.

You possess in-demand soft skills and hard skills, and you’re available during the summer months. Employers can offer you a test drive of a specific career path, one that pays (unlike many internships). If you find you aren’t culturally fit for a temporary job you’ve taken on, there are no strings attached. On the other hand, if you find you’re a good fit for the position, you’ve already got your foot in the door to future opportunities.

Often, you won’t mind if temporary jobs end with the season, since you’re returning to full time studies in the fall, and may not be able to juggle two schedules. But if you’re open to the opportunity of staying on as a permanent employee, staffing agencies offer temporary-to-hire opportunities as well.

Build Your Local Professional Network

Temporary jobs secured through staffing agencies have another major advantage, and that’s affording you the chance to build a local professional network. Networking is critical to career success in the long run, whether it’s tapping into your personal network of friends and family, or making connections with employers in an authentic way.

Multiple Opportunities

Depending on how keen you are to make extra cash this summer, you could also look to string together several short term positions as well. While you don’t want to burn yourself out before you hit the books again in the fall, consider taking on temporary jobs during the summer as a way to gain experience and varied skills.

Be specific with the recruiters you work with. Recruiters are dedicated to helping you find your ideal temporary jobs for the summer. Recruiters, like those at Liberty Staffing, are here to make your summer job search easier.

Sound like a plan for your summer job goals? Then start Liberty Staffing’s application process online today, and get ready to reap the benefits!


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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