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How can I get people to hire me when I’m 14?

How can I get people to hire me when I’m 14?

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Brandon’s Answer

At 14 years old, you might find some restrictions when it comes to working, as many countries have labor laws in place. But don't worry, there are still ways for you to earn money and gain experience, even at your age:

Before you start your job search, make sure you know the labor laws in your area. Some places have rules about when and where young people can work.

Develop skills that will impress employers. Take online classes, watch tutorials, and practice your talents. Show them that, even though you're young, you have something great to offer.

Put together a resume that showcases your abilities, accomplishments, and any past work experience you have. Even if it's not much, it demonstrates that you're serious and professional.

Check out freelance websites like Fiverr or Upwork. You might need your parent's permission to sign up. Offer services such as writing, graphic design, or any other skill you're good at.

Keep in mind that, at 14, your education should still come first. Make sure that any job or project you take on doesn't hurt your schoolwork. Also, always make sure you're working in a safe place and that your rights are being respected.
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Jose’s Answer

That's right, official job options, depending on the country you live, may vary.

But work is a relative word also. Work depends on your current state. As a young person, probably the best work you can find is to prepare yourself for the future. As mentioned before, concentrate on your studies and, look for opportunities to collaborate with your family and friends. Put attention to other people like teachers or older relatives and friends. Listen to them and gain life experience that will help you when the time to engage a "real" work arrives.

Formal education plays an important role on the professional arena but, there is also an important side to it, that is the experience you can gain by being open minded and attentive to your context, where-ever you are growing as a person That will make perhaps an important difference. Companies nowadays, particularly important ones, are taking very sustainable approaches to their operations, and they do appreciate that extra cultural baggage you can show off on an interview. Things that are not necessarily part of an education degree.

As a young person, you have the chance to start familiarising yourself with issues like social inclusion; environmental responsibility; empathy and team-work approaches; etc. In this way, and to the eyes of a recruiter, you will be more than an intelligent person, a wise one.

Perhaps this is the best work you can engage yourself for now.
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Karen’s Answer

Show them all you have to offer including strengths, volunteer experience and flexibility. Let your friends, neighbors, social media contacts and others know that you are available and list a variety of jobs you can do along with your willingness to try something new. Give folks ideas of jobs you can do which they might not necessarily be thinking about -- wash windows, help with gardening, pick up groceries, etc.

Follow up quickly with anyone who offers leads and ask others to spread your desire for work to their contacts. It's never too early to prepare a resume and you can find many examples online. It can be a good tool in promoting yourself and helps others to forward information about you.

With every good wish.
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Ronald’s Answer

Good question?
Most public schools have summer work programs.
What I did as a 14 year old entering the adult work force was. I found a small diners and asked the owner if my parents signed a waiver would the hire me. It is legal and so long as it don’t interfere with your school you can do as much as you want. I believe the same minimum wage requirements apply so don’t accept less pay because of your age and if you feel discriminated against because of your age talk with your local labor board.
Remember at this age your not gonna make a lot of money, but if you learn to develop a good work ethic, and positive working attitude you will enjoy what your doing and it really won’t be working. In fact this is also know as being money, and when you are money it just comes to you, whiles others have to work for it.
Good luck hope this was helpful
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