Summer Jobs

In this episode, the Naperville Moms Network share their experiences with their children finding summer jobs and the value of entering the working world.

Getting the Job

When it comes to summer jobs, the moms agree, one of the biggest assets their child can have is strong communication skills. That includes holding a conversation, and taking the initiative to apply for jobs.

“Go into a place with their resume. The people who came in and brought their resume stood out to me. Sometimes just being there, being present really helps” said Dr. Cathy Subber.

A Strong Work Ethic

There are certain skills and lessons that simply can’t be taught in the classroom. That’s why Saritha Arellano says summer jobs are so valuable for her children.

“Working for someone, being on time, being responsible, I think the transition when they become adults and work full time will be seamless,” said Arellano.

A Parent’s Role

As a parent, it’s hard to navigate how much or how little involvement you should have in your child’s job search.

“This has to be something they proactively do,” said Patti Minglin.

“Sometimes one needs a little bit more of a push or a shove,” said Erica Lopez. 

More from Naperville Moms Network

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The Moms

  • Dr. Cathy Subber
  • Saritha Arellano
  • Erica Lopez
  • Patti Minglin

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