Aug 21, 2018 - 05:04 PM
Finding a job as a teenager can be tough considering that you don't have much of that "real world experience" that employers desire. That said, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to land and interview and woo employers.
First and foremost, get the necessary documentation in order. Documentation includes your social security card, driver's license (if applicable), and work permit. You may also need verification from your school's guidance counselor.
Next, put your resume together. There are dozens of resources available online that specify which information to include on your first resume and how to discuss accomplishments. This resume sample utilizes many of them. Refer to it when drafting your resume or use an online resume builder for the most help. If you need a cover letter, draft that as well.
Next, develop and implement a job search strategy. Though there is no one job strategy that you should follow to find a job as a teenager, it doesn't hurt to begin your search in common places. For instance, many jobs find success in grocery stores, restaurants, child care facilities, camp resorts, and hotels.
Finally, practice your pitch and plan your wardrobe. Invest in one nice, professional looking outfit, which you can wear to each interview. Remember, you want to impress potential employers with your skills and professional demeanor, and not with your style sense.