Don't Rule Out the Summer Job

By Robert Half July 12, 2017 at 7:35pm


Workers were asked, “In your opinion, how valuable are traditional summer jobs such as landscaping, waiting tables or lifeguarding in preparing young people for their post-college careers?”

27% Somewhat valuable

71% Very valuable

2% Not valuable at all

Professionals said they built these skills in their summer job:*

80% Customer-service skills

78% Interpersonal/communication skills

74% Working effectively in a team setting

*Multiple responses were allowed. Top responses shown.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States.

© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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