If you've decided that you'd like to start earning some money, there are a few things to think about before you start, such as
There are also a number of restrictions on the type of job that you can do and the number of hours you can work depending on your age.
Although it's tempting to spend lots of your holiday time working and earning money, it's not a good idea to over-commit yourself. Think about any revision or coursework that you need to do during your time off, any holidays that you have planned or anything else you'd like to do during your break before getting a job.
Although employers can be flexible on hours and shifts for temporary staff, it doesn't look good if you have to go abroad after just a week into a job.
Travelling time is really important, especially if you're going to be using public transport. Think about how you will get to and from work and how long it will take you to travel to your job and back home again.
If you're working during the evening in a restaurant or a bar, some employers may pay for a taxi if you finish late but this is not typical.
A holiday job is likely to be the first job you've had, so you might think that you've got no relevant skills that you can offer an employer. But think about anything that you're interested in outside of school or college, or any particular subjects that you think you're good at and match them to job opportunities. For example:
If you know what sort of career you want to follow in the future, it may also be a good idea to look for a job in the same industry, or do a voluntary unpaid work placement. Any experience you can gain may help when you're looking for full-time work in the future.
If you're out shopping, have a look in shop windows. Lots of stores put adverts up for temporary or weekend staff in their displays. You can also often find a holiday job by simply going into somewhere and asking if they have any temporary work available. Even if they don't they may take your CV and put it on file, meaning that they may contact you if any work comes up in the future.
If you're at sixth form, college or university, keep an eye on any job boards around the building or in your student union. Many colleges and universities also have dedicated job shops with hundreds of part-time vacancies from local employers.
You can also search for temporary and permanent job opportunities online.
If you're applying for a job, it's likely that you'll be asked to supply a CV (curriculum vitae) and to attend an interview. If you do get asked for either of these, make sure you spend some time making sure your CV is well-presented and easy to understand, and practice your interview technique.