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When can I start working a good job I enjoy at 15?

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Doc’s Answer

LI if you are a minor living in Maryland, you must have a work permit before you can start a job.

Students must have a job offer before they can get a work permit. After a student has been offered a job, they need to get a B1-1 form (Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit - Certificate of Age) filled out. This form must have your complete Social Security Number, new job information, employer's, parent's and your signatures.

You get the work permit from your school. Minors are restricted to certain types of work, for example, non-hazardous jobs. Work permits are not required for newspaper carriers, babysitting, or yardwork in private homes etc. To learn more about work permits, consult with your school counselor, school district office, or work experience coordinator.

14-15-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS
Sanctioned jobs for teenagers in Maryland come with several restrictions set forth by Maryland labor laws requiring jobs for 14 and 15 year olds to last up to 4 hours a day and 23 hours per week during the academic year, excluding weekends. During weekend and the summer, these minors may work up to eight hours per day and forty hours a week. Throughout the year, these young employees may only work between 7:00am and 8:00pm

16-17-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS
Sixteen and seventeen year old workers in Maryland enjoy less restrictive job scheduling policies. The state requires 16 and 17 year olds to spend 12 or fewer hours a day at school and work combined. Employers of 16 and 17 year olds must also give employees at least one day off per week. All jobs for teens under the age of 18 must feature a break of at least 30 minutes after 5 consecutive hours of work, as well.

One thing to keep in mind is that employers can have their own age and hour requirements so long as they do not conflict with state and federal law. You might be a mature 15-year-old who is ready to balance school and work, but to work at many fast food chains, for example, you need to be at least 16 years old.

Finally, while most teenagers now conduct their job hunt online, don't underestimate the value of visiting the places you want to work and trying to chat with the manager about any openings. A friendly smile and firm handshake can help you stand out from the crowd.

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Imani’s Answer

Dear LI,
You have the right attitude to begin your job seeking this early on in your life! I would recommend starting by putting together a high school resume that highlights your school accomplishments, grades, honors, and organizations-- you can find templates for these online. Next, I would recommend reaching out and submitting copies of your resume to your local resources like grocery stores, restaurants, churches, etc to find out if they may have opportunities for you--even volunteering could serve as a way to gain experience (with the potential of obtaining as paid position there). You may also want to reach out to your school guidance counselor to find out if they have suggestions for you. Best of luck, and try to keep a positive attitude in your search knowing you'll find something!

Imani recommends the following next steps:

Create a high school resume
Create a brief cover letter highlighting your school accomplishments/organizations/intended career field
Speak to guidance counselor
Reach out to community resources (grocery stores, restaurants, churches, )
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Natalie’s Answer

Your eagerness to dive into the workforce is truly commendable! It's a bit challenging to find businesses that hire minors, yet there are still opportunities out there such as babysitting, running a lemonade stand, walking dogs, or doing some gardening. If your grades are good, there's absolutely no harm in wanting to earn a bit of money. However, bear in mind that most businesses will require at least a high school diploma once you reach the legal working age. But don't rush, you have a lifetime to work. For now, cherish and enjoy your youthful days!
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Irfan’s Answer

Dear friend
I hope you're doing well and happy
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