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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

How To Use The Jobcase Resume Generator Tool

Did you know that there is a resume generator built into your profile?

Follow the image below to learn how to take advantage of this unique tool!

Once you’ve generated your resume... If you want to make changes, revise your profile as you normally would, save the new information, and repeat steps 1-3 as listed in the image. A new version will populate under the “Generate a Resume” button every time you create a new one.

To make the most out this handy tool, start building out your profile with past work and volunteer experience, descriptions of your responsibilities, education, and accomplishments. Need some pointers? Check out these posts written by our Community Specialists: • How to make your profile stand out to employersThe small stuff matters! Add it to your profileJobcase profile pointers

How will YOU make your Jobcase Resume stand out?

#jobready #jobreadytips #teensummerjobs

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago

What are you going to say?

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 for.

Stick to talking about what it is you do or have done as it relates to the job. You can think about some past experiences that are relevant to the job you’re applying for, and select 3 or so strengths you possess which you feel are important to this job. This could be experiences, traits, skills, etc. This will help you let the interviewer know more about yourself, but also cleverly state why you are a good fit for the role. Selling yourself is key, so always be thinking in the back of your mind, “Would I hire myself?” Let’s take a look at an example:

Interviewer: Ok Joe, can you tell me more about yourself?

Joe: I have been working as a stocker for Target for over 2 years. My most recent experience has been writing and keeping track of inventory orders on our database systems. One reason I particularly enjoyed my position were the challenges that went along with it such as anticipating inventory needs. I also loved that I was able to use my organizational skills daily whether it was through taking inventory or rotating stock.

Next, mention your strengths and abilities: Joe: My real strength is achieving goals. I pride myself on following through, maintaining company standards, and meeting deadlines. When I commit to doing something, I make sure it gets done, and on time.

Conclude with a statement about your current situation: Joe: What I am looking for now is a company that values commitment, offers a strong team and a place where my work efforts are valued"

Before you head into the interview PLAN what you are going to say. This little speech is called your elevator pitch. Once you have written it down, practice it at home with family, in front of the mirror, or even consider recording yourself. Get comfortable speaking about yourself and why you are a great fit for the company and your confidence will shine through!

Check out [this video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayOhGRcNt4) for some more tips on how to successfully tell employers about yourself.

Good luck! : )

#elevatorpitch #interview #jobsearch #tips #teensummerjobs #teenjobs #teens

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Ashley Wilson

Hi Jimmy! I would try McDonald's they are almost always hiring and they love hiring teens too!

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Teens & Taxes: What You Need To Know

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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 are in a lower tax bracket than adults. The reason is quite simple: minors are likely students and are therefore not expected to make as much money as their parents or guardians.

Am I a “dependent?” If you are one of the following, you are considered a “dependent” by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service): • Under 19 years old • A full-time student under 24 years old • Your parent or guardian provides financial support that is equal to or greater than half of your annual income.

“Unofficial” jobs count! Babysitting, lawn mowing, dog walking, snow shoveling...if you’ve filled one of these roles or any similar roles, you’re considered “self-employed” by the IRS. And if you made more than $6,350 as a self-employed worker in 2017, you’ll need to file.

I need to file. Now what? Time to fill out forms. Yay!

First of all, memorize your social security number...all of these forms will require it.

If you are self-employed, you'll fill out Form 1040EZ and Schedule SE (self-employment). If you’re employed by a business, your employer will provide you with a W-2 form. • More info on Form 1040EZ here • More info on Schedule SE self-employment here

If you’re not likely to make more than $6,350 working this summer (or even this year in total), consider filling out a W-4 form anyway (more info on the W-4 form here). W-4s determine how much of your income employers will withhold from your paycheck. If you don’t fill it out, they are required to withhold at the highest rate, so completing the form will will ensure you keep as much of your earnings as legally possible. (More info on filling out a W-4 as a minor here.)

Resources Visit these pages for more helpful information. • How to File as a DependentTax Rules for Children and DependentsMinimum Income Requirements for Filing a Tax ReturnHow Many Hours is “Full-Time” Employment?How to File ElectronicallyHelpful Government Resources

Too long, didn’t read Long story short: stay on top of this stuff! Get all your ducks in a row before April 15. Tally up your earned income for 2017 and determine if you need to file, and if you do, refer to the information and resources above to ensure you do so correctly.

If you need additional help, consider visiting your school’s guidance department–they can give you more detailed guidance and help answer any specific questions you may have.

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Matt Greenwood
over 6 months ago

You want a job??

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 back in a few days to check in with them. If you don’t do anything then it won’t happen.

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Job Ready Tip #5: Sweep Your Social Media Profiles!

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

Teens: Start Your Summer Job Search Now

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Yes, winter is here, but hiring for summer jobs starts now.

Dive right in and start looking for opportunities – many employers who hire for the summer have already started looking, and they’re usually all staffed up by March.

How to start

A good way to kick off the job search is to have an idea of positions that interest you. Industries that rely heavily on summer workers include:

  • Food Service (barista, food prep, waiters, hosting, bussing)
  • Retail (sales associates, cashiers, stocking, inventory)
  • Outdoor work (farm hand, animal care, crop oversight, greenhouse maintenance)
  • Stock clerks and order fulfillment
  • Childcare work (babysitting, camp counselor, tutoring)
  • Domestic (dog walking, personal assistant)
  • Recreational (theme parks, resorts, lifeguarding, swim lessons)

Our community of Jobcasers have great insights and tips about the teen summer job search! Check out what these members are saying and jump into the discussion: Nicole Christina Marcus

Bottom line: get ahead of the game and start job searching now...your summer self will thank you.

Check back tomorrow for the next piece in our #teensummerjobs series: how to make sure your applications and resumes end up in the right place.

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

#jobreadytips #jobready #teensummerjobs

Today's job ready tip is all about how to make the most out of your Jobcase profile.

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Jobcase Team
Official Account
over 6 months ago

TEENS: 5 Creative Summer Gigs Right in Your Neighborhood

#teensummerjobs Think outside the box and use what you know to create the ultimate summer job. Here are 5 ideas that’ll get you paid AND are right in your backyard. You could be the next entrepreneur next door…

THE ORGANIZER Clutter is your enemy and you’ve got a knack for putting things in order. Cleaning out closets, garages, organizing rooms, offices. There’s a ton of organization that always needs to be done. Always. Offer up your knack for neatness to help neighbors, family and friends.

THE ARTIST Run your own art camp featuring weekly ‘classes’ from slime making to paper mache, finger painting and more. Host camps from home OR bring your art camp right to their door. HINT: Encourage friends to sign up together for double the fun.

THE TECHIE If you’re technically gifted offer your know how to rake in the dough. Help set up electronics from iphones to tablets, desktops and more.Teach neighbors the ins and outs of apps, programs and getting social. The possibilities are endless.

THE CHEF Kiddie cooking classes are all the rage–and seriously delicious fun. Create your own weekly cooking classes with 3-4 kiddies per class to create culinary masterpieces and desserts they can create and enjoy.

THE BALLER Turn your love of sports into group pick up games, relay races and planned group events from Basketball Thursdays to Ultimate Frisbee Fridays. Get the neighborhood kids together with pre-planned games and matches that will keep them active and trying new things. HINT: Use neighborhood parks and fields to meet up and play.

Can you think of something else? Dream up an opportunity where you live and tell us about it!

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

TEENS: How To Get Hired At A Coffee Shop This Summer

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TEENS: Want to work at coffee shop this summer?

We got the inside scoop from a Starbucks hiring manager. Check it out.

Note: answers may differ state by state and store by store. So, ask your local store for specific details about their positions.

Use the Starbucks Store Locator tool to find the Starbucks store closest to you!

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