Don’t dismiss the idea of high school internships until you’ve got the facts.
First, let’s bust a few myths:
1) Internships aren’t just for recent grads and college students
2) Not all of them are unpaid
3) It’s not just getting coffee, making copies, and being the office errand-runner
Now that we’ve cleared that up, keep in mind that timing is everything. March and... see more
Personal Traits Sought By Employers
Employers are requiring more of their employees today in a technologically fast paced world. Employees must be able to not only adapt and thrive to an ever-changing world, but also must possess many skills and traits that will showcase and make them stand out from the crowd when job searching.
A resume must not only show potential employers a wide array of skills, work experience, accomplishments, but also... see more
During my senior year of high school and my freshman year of college, I worked for McDonald's. I did it all. I took orders and worked the cash register and drive-thru (when we actually had to figure out the change ourselves). My oldest teenage son is now at that same moment where he wants a job. So here’s what I think. If your teen wants to work to save up for his own car or something worthwhile and there is an available job at a fast-food... see more
I am a proponent for on the job training such as apprenticeships, internships and similar opportunities. Instead of sending young adults off to an expensive college for a degree that may not be in demand when they get out.
Lets start a list of companies and organisations that have this option.
On Saturday, September 15th, from 10 AM - 2 PM, BCYF's Division of Youth Engagement & Employment is hosting READY, SET, SUCCESS at the Tobin Community Center at 1483 Tremont St!!
Please join us at this free youth development event to ensure that young Bostonians, ages 15-25, are ready for all of the success coming their way! You can pre-register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/8kwcehV0nZy0ivoA2
At READY, SET, SUCCESS you will receive:... see more
If you’re under18, this job is ideal especially if you love interacting with children and you're looking for to add experience to your first resume. It’s important however to ensure you stay safe and feel prepared as you search for babysitting jobs. So let’s go over some do’s and don’ts and help you find a babysitting job to apply to!
I am 16 and just got my first job working at pizza hut. Its good for now plus I get discounts on pizza so that's cool. If you want to get a job too make a resume. Don;t know how? Google resume templates teen and use some of the ideas to help make yours. It's really easy. Then drop it off at the job u want. You HAVE to go in! Ask for the manager and act happy while you tell them who u are, and then hand them your resume. Trust me it works! Call... see more
It’s a common (and a good!) question, and it’s best to know the answer before tax day–April 15–rolls around.
The short answer
It’s not a question of how old you are, it’s a question of how much you make.
The long answer
If you are a minor (under 18 years old) and your earned income was over $6,350 in 2017, you will need to file a tax return.
In the world of taxes, minors are (under 18 years old), considered “dependents” and... see more
Tell me about yourself. This question makes us cringe a little bit, but every employer will ask you this in some form during an interview. Why? Well because they want to see what YOU bring to their company. You might be wondering (or tempted) to tell your life story and be more personal, but don’t! When an interviewer says,
Tell me about yourself, what he or she really wants to know is how your experience applies to the job you're interviewing... see more
When I was fourteen I remember that teenage longing for my own money. The kind that you didn’t need to borrow from your cousin, or have to ask your parents for. It was just yours because you had earned it. There was no online job seeking when I was an early teen because well, there was no internet, so I went door to door raking my neighbor’s lawns for a small fee. It’s hard to imagine those days now, but they did exist and the world of job... see more
If you’re looking for work this summer, you’re probably going to be asked to supply a few references.
A reference is someone who knows your personality, your strengths, and your weaknesses. It could be someone you worked for or worked... see more