By Raven Rodriguez
Looking for a part-time job? Well you’re in luck. Here are a few tips to help from Wikihow.com.
When looking for a job, search for places that hire at your age. Most importantly, a job that won’t interfere with your school schedule.
Only put the hours that you can work on the application. You don’t want your education and job to interfere with each other.
Start applying. There’s no such thing as applying to too many places. With your applications, you will almost always have to have a résumé with it as well.
A résumé. If you don’t already have one it’d be best to make one. With making your résumé, it’s okay not to have a lot, or any work experience. At your age, it’s reasonable, and the people reviewing your application will understand that.
Letter of recommendation. If you don’t have a résumé (or you don’t have the resources to make one) the next best thing to have would be a letter of recommendation.
With the recommendation, make sure that the person writing the recommendation knows you well, and is aware of your activities, work ethic and moral standards.
Keep in touch. Stay updated with the applications you have sent. Call in and see if they have considered your application.
While calling in or recieving a call from the employer always remember to be kind and respectful.
Websites. Certain websites give you a list of jobs open for teenagers, such as snagajob.com. All you have to do is put in your zip code and what type of business you want to work with.
Many places will show up, and with that you can see which ones would be best for you. An added bonus from using a website to search is the ability to apply straight online.
If there isn’t an online application for a place that you want to apply to, make sure to use clean and legible handwriting on your written application. Something such as an employer not being able to understand a part of your application can be a really big inconvenience on your part.
Interviews. During the interviewing process, dress appropriately for the type of job that it is. Answer honestly and be respectful while interviewing.
Using all these tips and tricks, you’ll have the best chance at landing a part-time job.
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