where do I start looking for my first time job?
I am in 11th grade and want to work at a game store #jobs
Yaniv recommends the following next steps:
STEP 1: BE PREPARED
You’ll need your social security card (not just your number) and a driver’s license passport or photo identification. Depending on your age, there may be requirements about what jobs you can, and cannot do. For example, if you're 14 or 15 you can only work 3 hours per day and a maximum of 18 hours per week. Depending on where you live, you may need Working Papers (Employment/Age Certificate) before you can start a job. Check with your school’s guidance counselor about the information you’ll need.
STEP 2: PUT TOGETHER A RESUME
Is a resume necessary for a first job? The short answer is yes. Put the “Education” section of your resume towards the top of the page. Include not only the school you went to and the degree you received but also any other achievements. Mention the skills you have that are most closely related to those listed in the job description for the Game Store. You can feature your relevant skills in a resume skills section and include them in the descriptions of your experience.
STEP 3: PRACTICE YOUR PITCH
One of the keys to success for any job-seeker is being able to clearly articulate why you are the best candidate for a job. And for teens you need to be able to say why you are not only the best teen for the job but also why you are better than others who may be applying for the position (such as college students and retirees). You may also want to practice completing a sample job application so that you know exactly what to expect. You can also consider reading my article A Job-Seeker’s Guide to Successfully Completing Job Applications.
STEP 4: APPLY YOURSELF
Now that you have your resume pitch and job-search plan it’s time to hit all the places where you would like to work. Start early each day bringing along all your materials and apply to as many places as you like. Always wear appropriate (meaning conservative) clothing when applying for jobs because you never know when the manager might be there and want to interview you on the spot — and always be polite (including using “please” and “thank you.” You may also want to consider removing excess piercings and jewelry as well as focus on good grooming and hygiene. During your interview remember to smile, maintain good eye contact, be confident and tell how you will be a good employee. Once you’ve applied for a job keep following up on the status of your application. Be professional and ask each employer if they have all the information they need to make a decision about your application. Always send a thank-you note after each job interview; the thank-you itself won’t get you the job but it may be just enough to push your application to the top of the pile.
STEP 5: PLAN TO SHINE
After the applications and the interviews ideally you’ll be offered at least one job. Assuming the job is something you want to do — and can do — then accept the offer. Starting with your first day on the job be committed to being one of the best employees at work — striving to always do your best including showing up on time and leaving only when your shift is over.
Don’t Give Up Jennifer: Job searching isn't easy, especially when you don't have much experience or many skills. Keep trying and keep applying and you will find a job. Don’t apply at one place and wait for the phone to ring. Complete as many job applications as you can, and consider a variety of positions. The more you apply, the better chance you have of finding a job. Your first job will be a stepping stone to your next job - and to your future career.
Hope this was Helpful Jennifer
I would look in ads in your local newspaper as well.