Aug 16, 2018 - 10:47 PM
Oct 11, 2018 - 12:29 PM
The job stuff you should worry about in high school includes putting effort into your classes, pursuing your interests, being careful on social media, and having balance in your life. High school is about exploring who you are becoming as a young adult.
Even teachers say that high school students aren’t aware of what they’re learning beyond the tests and homework. Work on becoming a good listener and a good communicator, which are key skills in any job. The more diverse people and subjects you expose yourself to the better. Pursue your love of sports or art or community activism, because every experience will expose you to people and skills that may help you find employment one day. At the same time, be aware that your social media use will be reviewed by employers. Your profanity-laced diatribe on politics or bragging about cutting classes or getting drunk could get you eliminated for consideration by many employers at some point down the road. Always strive for balance: work hard in school but also find time just to be young. That balance will make you a better employee because you’ll learn not to sweat the small stuff.
Of course, if you’re interested in experiencing what having a job is like, consider getting a part-time job. You can pick up valuable skills in a part-time job—skills like communication skills and customer service skills. Skills like these ones can really help you later on in life, when you discover a career that you feel passionate about, and decide to pursue it.