SimplyHired.com Gives JSYK Readers Top Job-Finding Tips
It's still a tough job market out there for teens, we know. Business Insider calls it the "disappearance of teens in the workforce" and reports that teens lost about 1.56 million jobs from Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2010.
Eek! Those numbers are huge, so we sought out the pros at SimplyHired.com to give you the advice you need to score a part-time job and a sweet paycheck.
"Think about the kinds of things you like to do, and look for jobs in these areas," suggests the job search engine. Love dogs? You can walk your neighbors' pooches while they're at work or "consider helping out at an animal shelter," says SimplyHired. "The worst thing you can do when starting off your career is to build experience in a field you don't enjoy."
Think about your favorite classes, too. Is home ec the best part of your day? Then "look for a way to work in a kitchen as a cooking assistant or a restaurant host," the employment experts continue. "If you're unsure if you qualify for a certain job, apply anyway. The worst any potential employer can say is 'no.'"
Next, use Facebook to help your job hunt. Make status updates telling all of your friends that you're looking for a part-time job.
"Getting a job is not a solo process; half of all job seekers will get a job from someone that they already know," SimplyHired.com states. Just be sure you don't have any photos or wall posts on your profile that would make someone question recommending you for a job! %Poll-58509%