Job Search For Teens – How to Find the Best Local Teen Jobs
Job search websites are often made for older career types, not teens. What if you’re a teenager looking for a local part time job online? Don’t worry! This article explains the three most important things you’ll need to prepare, so that your teen job search can be fast and easy. Here’s number one.
Get Your Information Together
When you use a job search website, you need to register first. This is a free process where you enter information about yourself, so that you can apply for jobs online. It’s almost just like filling out a paper job application. Registering also makes it possible for the job search website to email you when there are new jobs available in your area. It will make the process much faster if you have all of your details on paper in front of you, so you can get through this part quickly.
Here are the most important:
- your name and address
- school names and addresses
- previous employer names, addresses and phone numbers
Are you easily found on Myspace or Facebook?
Make sure that your profile is presentable. Employers may look for you on Myspace or Facebook, and if your page is full of inappropriate material that won’t look good. You can however use these social networking sites to help your job search. Teens can post a positive looking page and mention it in their job application or job site profile. These pages are really great for showing off any special skills you may have.
Complete Your Profile as Completely as Possible
When you register with job search websites they are going to ask you questions about your interests and employment history. Your answers go in your profile, and will help the job site match you with the right job.
Some of the questions usually asked are:
- do you want a full-time or part-time job?
- how many hours and what days do you prefer?
- how much pay do you need?
- what languages do you speak?
- what job industry are you most interested in?
- what is your area of study or special interest in school?
Giving plenty of information in your profile is important because it gives you a unique “personality” on the job site. Employers look through many of these, so you should make yours stand out in the crowd.
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