Looking for a summer job? Watch this
MANILA, Philippines - Summertime is almost here. You may be looking forward to some R&R, but why not try to turn your summer into something more productive.
In the Philippines, a summer job can be equated to a part-time job that happens to be available from March to June. It is normally short-term and offered to fresh graduates or college students.
The labor laws don't permit anyone below 18 to be an employee unless special permits are secured from the DOLE or DSWD.
"If you want to augment your income, if you want to earn more while doing nothing at home, go for an online job. It's easier, cheaper because you just have to have Internet (connection) and a computer," Oliver Ramos, marketing manager of JobsDB.com, said on ANC's On The Money.
However, if you want to gain more experience prior to you getting a job after graduation, Ramos suggested getting into an internship program.
"There are companies that offer internships, OJTs," he said.
When it comes to trends in part-time jobs, Ramos said for those who want to augment one's income in the most cost-effective way possible -- online is the way to go.
With an online job, all you need is a PC or laptop and working Internet connection.
Not only will this allow you to work on your own time and pace, but there is also the added benefit of savings since you don't have to commute or eat out.
Among the hot jobs online are English tutors and graphic designers.
However, for those who are out to get their feet wet in the profession that they plan to pursue after graduation, then an internship would be the way to go.
Many universities tie up with big companies for internship programs, as well as job search websites to allow students to find suitable programs.
"My advice is let's not make things complicated. It's very easy now. Everyone has internet. To look for a job may not be easy, but it's not as difficult as before. So all you need to do is explore all the possible channels from which you can learn so much from," Ramos said.