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Teen Job Search Tips

By February 23, 2013

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Summer JobsWhen you're a teen who is job searching for a part-time or summer job, it's a tough job market.  However, employers are beginning to hire for summer positions, as well as for part-time after school jobs.

If you take the time to prepare to job search, you'll give yourself an edge over the other candidates. Our Teen Job Search Guide includes teen job search tips on how to find a job, where to get working papers, where teens can work, what to wear for an interview, and how to obtain references.

Having a resume will help improve your chances of getting an interview, even when you apply in person for jobs. You can include volunteering, babysitting, lawn mowing, and similar work, plus school activities on your resume. Here are tips on creating a resume for teens.

Don't forget that it's important to dress appropriately for an interview.  Have interview clothes ready before you start job searching - that way you won't have to scramble at the last minute to find something to wear.  If you're not sure what to wear ask a family member or teacher for their input.  Here are tips on what to wear to a teen job interview and how to impress the interviewer.

Related Articles: Working Papers | Best Teen Job Sites

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