TOP FIRST JOB IDEA FOR TEENS
DISNEY WORLD – While some people simply think it will be fun to work in one of these theme parks, others realize how good a job or internship at this prestigious company will look on their resumes. Prospective employers know that Disney provides extensive training to all their workers—known as cast members—and they look forward to benefitting from it.
BARISTA – This job might require waking up at an ungodly hour to serve the masses their daily caffeine fix, but if you can handle it then head over to your local coffee shop and apply. If you can prove that you’ll be able to learn how to make different drinks and deal with customers, this won’t be a tough application process.
HOSTESS – Restaurants are almost always looking for new members to add to their host staff. It doesn’t take much to get this job, as a lot of teenagers start out in food service, which you’ve probably noticed if you’ve been to a restaurant ever in your life. That’s why it ranks on our list of the easiest first-time jobs to get for teenagers.
RETAIL ASSOCIATE – We are continuing our list of easiest first-time jobs to get for teenagers with retail, that is another job type that doesn’t require a lot of skill to get your foot in the door. The application process is generally easy and only takes one interview to get going. It’s a laid-back environment and if you score a job at your favorite store you’ll get a great discount, too. The discount alone should be worth the work.
GROCERY STORE – My first job was at a grocery store. It was a really easy application process. All I did was fill out the application and turn it into the manager. She then called me the next day and I interviewed and was hired on the spot. There’s not much skill required to be hired and customer service is something that looks wonderful on a resume.
With a little initiative—and the willingness to work conscientiously at jobs that initially only pay minimum wage—you can begin to establish your reputation as a competent and dedicated employee while earning some extra money. This work experience, as well as the positive references you can collect from employers who are satisfied by your performance, will help to ensure that future employers will be interested in you as an attractive job candidate.
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You too will have success if you ask for the job. Hope to hear of your success soon!
Here in San Antonio, the easiest jobs to get are fast food, such as the Sonic Drive-in. A lot of teens also start at the Pizza Hut call center.
Take your time when completing the application. We are all guilty of "zipping through" the on-line forms: click, click, submit. Don't do that! Read everything, including the two paragraphs of fine print. Look for companies that seem to have their act together, such as Chic-Fil-A, not the ones that can never seem to get your order right. While this might be a first job, it's not unusual for teens to be promoted into positions of responsibility. These big companies have all sorts of positions that you can grow into throughout your college years. And, if you are going to college, see if the company offers tuition assistance - some do!
You will likely be nervous during the interview, but, that's okay. Here's something to think about as you answer questions. The purpose of business is to make money. You want to show how you can help to make money, or save money. This starts with basics, like, attendance. From there it goes into things like safety. Food handling can easily result in food poisoning. Preventing lawsuits by not getting hurt, putting out the wet floor signs, etc is what I mean by saving money.
Best of luck!
A next level idea would be to focus on a field that you are interested in getting into in the future and looking for opportunities there. If its with in your means, volunteering or internships in these fields can help better position you for the future.
Upon your completion of this role, you could customize a child development resume, an education resume, a sales resume, a customer service resume, or a training & development resume, depending on which careers you'd like to pursue. This approach will maximize your exposure to different elements, allowing you to decide early on what you like and do not like in a role. Take advantage of any additional certifications or classes that they are willing to sponsor and build strong relationships with all co-workers - you never know who will be a strong contact in the future!
If you believe you are good at studies and teaching, you can tutor your mates at few bucks an hour, or become a teacher assistant. This helps you stick to your academics and is less burning because you still invest time in your studies.
If you want to be a bit street smart, which is very important in practical life, I suggest to get a part time job at any customer facing business such as a coffee shop where you would expect some nice / moderate public.