On top of having an amazing summer holiday, a sizeable amount of teens also want an amazing job. Finding one can be difficult, especially when firms have cut down on their staff and business activity. In hopes of helping you to get a job this summer, here are multiple tips that can help.
What do you want to do?
Do you want to wake up early in the morning? Work at nights? Be in the office all day in air conditioning or be outside? Dress formally or casually? What do you feel more comfortable doing? What kind of experience are you trying to acquire? How much do you want to earn? These questions all need answers. Here is where you should write a list of all your demands and answers and try to match them with job positions given your qualifications.
Time is money
If you haven’t started looking for job vacancies, you better start now! Time wasted is money and opportunities wasted. Don’t think you’re the only one looking for a particular job. There are other teens out there probably going after the same job you want, with probably more qualifications.
There’s a quote that says, “It isn’t what you know, but who you know.” Knowing people in the business arena or who have influence can be key players in you enjoying your summer. So get out there and start networking! Get to know business people that you can communicate with and receive mentorship from, and who have knowledge of your work ethic; they can help you get employed. Let the people in your circle also know that you are looking for employment. They can be your very own personal cheerleaders in business settings.
Nothing is better than a good résumé, since they are almost as important as the air you breathe. Get help writing your resume to ensure that you include exactly what employers are looking for. Also, it’s best that you always walk with a copy of your résumé, since you’ll never know where you’ll meet a possible employer. Walking with a résumé will also show an employer how serious you are about working.
Be the ideal employee
If the firm you want to work for makes bread, you have to know your bread! You’ve also got to show that you can be both, Mary Poppins & Popeye. You have to exhibit that you have what it takes to do any task. Employers don’t want to hire someone with very limited skills. They want to hire someone who takes initiative is willing to learn.
By Ava Gardner