Looking for Your First Job?

February 22, 2023

Whether you find a job working for a business, or become your own boss, working as a teenager can help you:

Learn to be responsible and have a good work ethic.
Develop your interpersonal and customer service skills.
Boost your savings account or give you some pocket money.
Contribute to your college expenses.
Explore an industry or a career you would like to work in.
Obtain reference contacts for future job opportunities.

Don’t be afraid to become your own boss. Sometimes the best way to get that first job is to create it yourself. Offer your services to neighbors and relatives. Get creative and design a flyer for your “business,” letting people know what you could do for them. 
Work for yourself:
Dog walking
Lawn and yard care
Car washing or detailing
Construction work
Packing or moving assistance
Computer repair and assistance

Or apply for a part-time job to work for someone else:
Retail store
Gas station
Amusement park
Movie theater
Political campaigning

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