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

DON’T RULE OUT THE SUMMER JOB

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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