Lucky are those who have full-time summer or permanent jobs, or perhaps an internship that will keep them busy 30 to 40 hours a week (or more!).
There are those, however, that have plenty of spare time on their hands.
And it’s not only the college students!
It’s also teachers, those who work in the school system, and others with seasonal types of jobs who find themselves with plenty of time during the summer months, but not necessarily the income to play as much as they would like.
Mystery shopping can fill the time gap! And their wallets!
But mystery shopping can fill another, even more important gap – that of knowledge, skill building, and understanding of the service industries.
It is amazing what can be learned from even a single mystery shopping experience.
The 5 Secret Benefits of Mystery Shopping
Performing mystery shops provides:
1. Practice for interacting in real life situations with people not commonly found in your social circle.
Benefit: Great for interviewing or preparing for a professional interaction.
2. Opportunities to make observations about providing services to others.
Benefit: If you “see” someone not providing a paying customer with attention, perhaps you will be more sensitive to this in your job.
3. The chance to work on your writing skills while getting paid!
Benefit: Most mystery shopping companies “rate” you on your reports. If you see a less-than-stellar rating, just ask why. You’ll get free feedback on both your writing and observation skills! Just the practice of writing helps you to stay sharp all summer!
4. Honest work experience on your resume.
Benefit: You won’t have any gaps to explain! You will be viewed as a reliable, consistent worker.
5. Flexibility. You choose when, where and how often you want to work.
Benefit: You can still have a “summer” while working and earning money.
Summer jobs are not only about filling time and making money. It’s about growth and development of skills.
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There are plenty of mystery shopping jobs to benefit everyone!