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I'm starting my senior year of high school this year and I'm thinking about taking a year off to work before I go to college.  I'd like to start a seasonal job after I graduate (something entry-level like housekeeping or doing dishes), but that wouldn't be until the second week of June.  Most seasonal jobs seem to want people to start in May.

So, I'd be able to stay until the end of the season if I decide not to go to college, but I wouldn't be able to start until mid-June.  How much of a problem would this be?  Also, I have no job or volunteer experience (transportation issues, not going to change anytime soon).  That wouldn't be too much of a problem since I just want an entry-level job, right?

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Not a problem Amy .... Mesa Verde Aramark is hiring people now until the end of October.   Xanterra and DNC at Yellowstone also bring in folks mid-season to replace kids leaving early for college.   Hopefully you have some work experience from High School years that you can reference when you apply .... this will help.   Ranger Rich

I'm starting a job in August in Yellowstone, so they definitely hire at all times of the season. June is still pretty early for some parks like Glacier because some hotels don't even open until June due to the weather. I think you should apply early (nov - january) and you will probably get a job. Good luck!!

There are some places that require people to stay the full season but there are plenty of places that wouldn't mind you not starting until mid-June. Most places are much busier mid-June to mid-August than they are in May, and a lot of places hire college students so they're used to people not being available for the full season. Your lack of any job experience would make it hard to get most types of jobs, but I think it's always easy to find housekeeping and dish washing jobs, so I'm pretty sure you won't have trouble finding something.


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