Legalities for Teen Workers
Preparing to Hunt for Jobs
A teenager who is going out to find a job should have a Resume. See advice on resumes for teens here. Having this paper ready will be impressive to the hiring manager. Another benefit to preparing your resume is that, in the process, you will see all of your skills and experience and as a result, will be more confident.
Next, make a list of potential employers. You can look online at Teen Career Center, you can note the businesses in your town, and you can add the names of places where friends and family work.
It is also advisable to research places where you want to work. Look up the company online. See what their mission is. Read about the things that they are proud of. Read their job opening descriptions. What are they looking for? Take note of the terminology that they use. Put those words into your resume. Do you meet the qualifications?
The Search for Part Time Jobs
Places to consider working include theme or amusement parks, ice cream shops, gas stations, baseball parks, fairs, pizza places, small groceries, movie theaters, deli’s, bagel stores, bowling alleys, fast food restaurants, video game stores, animal shelters, camps, babysitting, lifeguard, and house painting. Note that any establishment that serves alcohol or sells cigarettes may not be able to hire you.