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What are jobs that will hire 15 year olds?

I'm looking for a job. It's difficult to find #jobs that will hire a 15 year old. #job-search

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Zohaib’s Answer

Hi Daniel,
Good to know your interest in finding a job. At your age you can consider a few things when looking for job, this could include what are your personal interests e.g. if you like travelling you can look for tour guide jobs or if you like to swim you can try to teach swimming to younger kids. Another thing you might want to consider is doing a job that could benefit you academically e.g. if you are into programming or web designing you can make some money doing freelance projects.

These are my 2 cents. Hope I was helpful.

Good Luck :)

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Cameron’s Answer

I would suggest looking for jobs that require little to no experience for a starter position. Things that come to mind could be retail, food service & fast food, small local businesses, etc. When you apply, make sure that you have a solid resume, meet the minimum job requirements, and have done some research on the company/location you are applying to.

Keep in mind that even though this is your first job, it does not mean that you don't have valuable experience or skills. Make sure to highlight any school projects, clubs, activities, volunteering, leadership, relevant class work, or special skills that you may have. For my first resume, I included a large school project, volunteering at a homeless shelter, and babysitting.
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EmilyAnn’s Answer

It's really great that you're looking to get some work experience! For me getting a job early helped me learn to manage money and have real responsibilities, so props to you. I was in your position a few years ago - usually smaller businesses are more likely to hire young, first-time workers. When I was 14, I was able to get a job at a local arcade for a small wage, and all I had to do was ask if they hired employees under 16. If you are close to turning 16, you may want to wait since MANY more places hire 16 year olds and you will have more options. But, if you've just turned 15 or can't wait then the best thing to do is probably to ask around at some local businesses. Some may be willing to train and hire you. Good luck!
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Simeon’s Answer

See what summer camps are hiring. I think some of them will at least give you a way to be a part of the camp process even if they can't offer you a paid position. Plus, if you are able to land a summer camp job, you could get your lifeguarding certification as well.
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Jason’s Answer

Hey Daniel,

I would suggest reaching out to friends and family to see if they have any experience or knowledge that can help you out. Maybe your friend's dad owns a small coffee shop and would be happy to take you on as a barista. Look through job boards and visit the physical locations. Maybe your local restaurant is hiring dishwashers or bussers and aren't advertising the job online. Golf caddies, ushers, etc. There are plenty of jobs that aren't going to turn you down for your age, if anything they'll want younger people because they can pay you less. Starbucks hires fresh faces with no experience, straight out of high school or currently working in high school. Just show up on time and have a positive attitude and you'll go places.

You could also explore the possibility of working online. There are online companies that offer remote jobs such as transcription or customer service. Your age isn't going to prevent you from listening to audio or telling someone to find where the power button is on their laptop.
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Gina’s Answer

Hello! It's great that you're wanting to work. You might want to try retail, child care/babysitting, fast food or helping out at schools doing janitorial work.
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Hanna’s Answer

Hi Daniel,

That's amazing that you're looking to start working at a young age!

My first job when I was fifteen was working at a local restaurant in my town as a food runner, busser, and eventual server. I learned so many things but above all else I learned the value of hard work and how to deal with conflict, even when it's not necessarily your fault. It's a job I would recommend to all teenagers as it challenged me to develop a better work ethic.

With that being said, certain businesses are shut down and finding a food service job may not be as accessible right now. If you excel at a certain subject, I think now would be a great opportunity to start your own tutoring business. Many kids will be learning from home in the fall and offering virtual tutoring appointments could be lucrative. You could even collaborate with your friends, all offering a different subject to tutor in. It will not only be beneficial for kids and their parents, but also yourself. You'll get the chance to learn how to use a virtual meeting platform as well as touch up on your skills.

Best of luck-

Hanna
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Anthony’s Answer

Hi Daniel. I am happy to help answer your question. For someone who is 15, you could always look to get involved with landscaping and start your own “business”. If you are capable and knowledgeable of operating lawn mowers, weed eaters, and blowers, you can always talk to neighbors or family friends about taking care of their lawn on a regular basis. Older individuals like your grandparents or people that age are often looking for help with this as they obviously are not able to do it. Landscaping is a good opportunity to start making some cash and getting some experience that could be listed on a resume or help get you opportunities elsewhere. You could also help with car washing and detailing as well.
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