Looking for Your First Job?

November 22, 2016

Whether you find a job working for a business, or become your own boss, working as a teenager can help you:

  • Learn to be responsible and have a good work ethic
  • Develop your interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Boost your savings account or give you some pocket money
  • Contribute to your college expenses
  • Explore an industry or a career you would like to work in
  • Obtain reference contacts for future job opportunities
Don't be afraid to become your own boss. Sometimes the best way to get that first job is to create it yourself. Offer your services to neighbors and relatives. Get creative and design a flyer for your "business," letting people know what you could do for them. 

Work for yourself:
  • Babysitting
  • Dog walking
  • Car washing or detailing
  • Painting
  • Computer repair and assistance
  • Lawn and yard care
  • Construction work
  • Packing or moving assistance
Or apply for a part-time job to work for someone else:
  • Retail store
  • Farm
  • Gas station
  • Restaurant
  • Lifeguard
  • Amusement park
  • Hotel
  • Movie theater
  • Refereeing
  • Tutoring
  • Political campaigning

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