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What are some good jobs to get as a teenager?

I've never had a real job before, other than babysitting. It's hard to fill out a resume when you don't have any experience, and I'm not sure where to start. Some of my interests include theatre, running (track and field), and writing, so any jobs involving these things would probably be great for me. I'm also interested in working at a restaurant or clothing store. #jobs #sports #fashion #writing #theatre #first-job #student-recruiting #running

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Ben’s Answer

Good question! I remember when I was in your shoes 4 years ago. I was 16 year old walking around the mall trying to find his first summer job. Since you have babysitting experience definitely put that on your resume. Do you have any awards, leadership experience, clubs you are in? You also put that on your resume. Many of these places don't expect you to have a billion awesome qualifications on your resume.


Also many entry level jobs do not always require you to have a resume. You just have to fill out a job application either paper or online. I suggest you walk around the mall walk into stores/restaurants that interest you. Ask to to speak with their manager. Give the manager a firm handshake. Introduce yourself and them if they're hiring and ask for a job application. When you walk into these stores make sure you are wearing a good outfit, try to look like one of the mall associate. The term "dress to impress" definitely is applicable here. It's always good to leave a great first impression. After you submit your application about a week later, go ahead and call the place you applied at and ask something like "hi my name is Kathyrn insert last name I submitted a job application recently. What do the next steps look like? Is there a good time where I can come in for a job interview?" This is great because it shows initiative and shows the store you apply to that you potentially are a more valuable associate that other people.


I hope this helps! Good luck with the job search. Feel free to reach out in the comments if you have any further questions!


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Lindsey’s Answer

Hello,


Many retailers hire staff for the summer into entry level roles such as stocking. You don't need experience for these positions. It is easiest to find summer jobs by using keywords such as "seasonal" or "temporary" as you are job searching.


Even if you are looking for a job beyond the summer these seasonal positions are a great way to gain experience which can then help you with being qualified for a non seasonal position.


In addition, my sister worked at a movie theater when she didn't have any work experience and that seemed like a great job as well.


When I was first starting out and didn't have experience I worked at a grocery store as the bagging clerk which was a great way to learn how to engage with customers and gave me some work experience to make me more qualified for other positions. I definitely recommend giving a role like this a chance.


Have a great summer!


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Lindsey

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Amie’s Answer

Hello,


Since you do have some experience working with children (babysitting) you could possibly look into a Summer Camp Counselor. One of my first positions was a Swimming Instructor (you did not have to be lifeguard certified) and they started hiring at 14 years of age. They also hired birthday party attendants which could be a possible avenue for you (at a pool, bowling alley, etc.).


Good luck!

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David’s Answer

Back from the dead, what a resurrected feeling! Just joking of course and yet, my last week's experience in website media exposure of your personal data, which is out there for bad folks to grab and use nefariously, well, it is unspeakably dreadful. My advice to all you young folks is "be careful" with your personal data, to the older professional ones, the same thing applies and mire so with your working life.


Now today we have Katherine L., she likes to write, run, act, and probably much more. Specifically, she's interested in theatre, track and field, and either working at a restaurant, else a clothing store. Well, Katherine seems to be on her way to some career, either as a writer, physical fitness educator, dramatic actress, restauranteur, else as a designer. Now how can a simple but smart filmmaker fellow like myself advise her in one of these possible fine careers? In my film production business, I deal with most of the above categories, well shoot, I do need to eat so in fact, I do interact with the restaurant folks (just joking).


To be more serious here, Katherine asks about how she can secure an employment position as a teenager! Well again, a very well posed question. My straight answer to Katherine is that you can't get an officially sanctioned job as a teenager, though you can get a young folks' summer job. Right? There are in place in our American society certain specific laws on the employment of underage people, teenager, and even children, all of whom are under 18 years old. These employment laws are set in place to protect children and adolescents from being exploited by unscrupulous employers.


So Katherine my dear, my advice is to get a good summer job, in anything you think that you can do well in, and afterwards stay in school and keep on trucking with any of the above career fields that I have amplified on, my favorite are writing, theatre, and design. What are your three favorites Katherine? Best of luck my young friend. Bye, bye!

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