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Finding Summer Jobs For Teens - Fast

May 21, 2008
Before you and your teen start looking for a job, you've got to find out if they can legally work as a teen. Every state has child labor laws, which may limit the jobs they can do, based on their age, and the number of hours they can work during the school year or summer break. In most cases, they'll be required to fill out a student work permit in order to work as a teen. Check with their school or a local government office for more information.

If your teen is legally able to work, the first step is to set aside a Friday and a Saturday to dedicate to finding your teen(s) a job. Friday evening you need to map out 50 to 60 shopping centers and/or fast food restaurants in your chosen area.

Let your teen know that it's best to apply for lots of jobs, including ones they really want and ones they would just be okay with, since they won't get every job they apply for. Let them know to always look their best and be polite with everyone they talk to when they're applying for jobs.

The next morning at 10:00 am tell your teen to visit, personally, each company while you wait in the car (make sure to bring lots to read because it will be a long wait.) Your teen should then go in and ask for an application, the manager's name and phone number. Be sure to give your teens a break or two and lots of encouragement because they are going to need it!

After you have visited each company, your teen should fill out the applications at home then call each manager and ask to set up an interview when they bring back the applications.

Your teen is in big demand so you're going to need voicemail so you can receive the many phone calls your teen will be accumulating.

When your teen has successfully made a numerous amount of interviews, have them dress accordingly (nothing too trendy or flashy). Interviews can be scary, so your teen needs to do a little preparation ahead of time to be ready. Most employers will want to know what your teen thinks their strengths and weaknesses are, what interested them in the position, and what kind of schedule they'll be able to keep. Tell your teen never, ever lie to the interviewer, but to be realistic with their answers. And remember, the goal of the interview is to find out if they're a good match for the job. Following these interview tips is sure to get your teen the job they want - SUPERFAST!

If your teen is offered a job, they will probably also want to discuss a schedule and the amount of money your teen will paid. Your teen will get an introduction to the business and be briefed on what their responsibilities will be. Let your teen know to pay close attention during training, and speak up if they have any questions.

This is sure to work time and time again, so plan it this Saturday and your teens will be raking in the cash by next week!!
About the Author
Did you know it takes 9 months for the average American to find a job? Can you afford to wait that long? Brad Rhoton has been Vice President of local and national employment agencies all over the US for over twenty years, and has used his experience to write a book called How to Find a Job Super Fast. Use Brad's time-tested tips to find a job in days instead of weeks: http://www.JobsSuperFast.com
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