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How to Prepare Your Teenage For Their First Part Time Job


Your teenagers would like to earn money and so they set off to get a job.  Since these individuals are still in school, they must get a part time.

When applying for a part time job, here how to prepare your teenage to win in the market place:

Show them how to prepare a resume. Although it's just part time work, they still need to make a good impression. 

Even if they don't have experience, it will show the employer that a little effort was made on the part of the applicant in producing something on paper. Also, tell them to not for get the times they were a babysitter or regularly ran errands for the neighbors. They all demonstrates that they are responsible.

The resume may contain highlights or strengths about the applicant which could make the applicant stand out over other people that have applied for the same position and in the end get that job.

When meeting an employer, being dressed appropriately is important. 

It shows the sincerity one has in applying for the job. Teach them to make sure their finger-nails and hair are well groomed for the interview. The outfit worn could be business casual, but neat. A polo and khaki pants will be ideal for men and a polo and skirt for the women will do well for the interview. If one wears a lot of earrings, it is advisable to remove some to present the person better.

Getting a part time job is easy, but prepare them that there some employers will say “no.” 

This is nothing personal but some employers will prefer someone who has some experience. Even in being rejected, encourage your teen to not give up in getting that part time and move on to the next potential employer.

When one is in front of the interviewer, a firm handshake is always a good start.

Teach your teen to walk in and show confidence. There is only so much one can say in an  interview. Do mock interviews with them, so they can get some practice on how to answer questions and selling ttheir strengths in order to get that job.

Prepare to ask for the job, but understand that the employer does not always give the answer as to if they are hired or not.

Other applicants will still be interviewed before making that decision. Show them how to keep a list of the places where they interviewed, to call and follow up the status of the application.

Part time jobs are available in various places especially during holiday seasons and summers. In an era where most jobs are found online, encourage your teen to go walking in the neighborhood, checking the school bulletin board, or local shops, as well as online job postings.

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