Many employers are having trouble filling positions. They may be more willing to hire teens. Your teen could get a summer job that will give her a good head start on her career plans.
Your teen will need a resumé that includes topics like:
• Information about school. Your teen should list her school, grades completed and honors earned. If she has taken classes that are relevant to the job, she should include them.
Say she’s applying for a job with a government official. Note that she has completed two years of government studies, a year of current events and a year of public speaking.
• Work she has done. This does not have to be paid work. Suppose your teen wants a job with a computer company. List that she has helped out in the school computer lab two afternoons a week for the last three years.
• Skills and abilities. Anything from computer skills to successfully managing the basketball team to taking care of children is worth noting.
• References. Your teen should list two non-relatives as references. They should have knowledge of your teen’s job qualifications and personal character.
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