Teenagers who are looking for jobs might be receiving a lot of rejection. Part of the reason for teen unemployment is due to employer’s perceptions of young workers. With this in mind, it could be helpful to know what these preconceived notions are. A way to overcome a hiring manager’s doubts is to come in with the skills and attributes that they want. Here is some insight as to what these recruiters are looking for and why they are not hiring teens.
Most students do not have enough money to cruise through college without a job. In fact, the majority of undergraduates work more than 20 hours a week. There are the obvious choices for part time employment such as working as servers, working on campus, or working in retail. However, there are other choices that are more interesting. Here are fun ways to earn money while still in school.
If you are a teen or an adult and you have filled out countless online applications to no avail, I understand your frustration. Why, after all of your effort, do you immediately get an email saying your qualifications do not meet the needs of the position? The recruiting process is broken. There are two problems with the process. One is that a human being is not reviewing your information. The other is the questionnaire is designed to filter out anyone who does not meet a certain mold. If you need help getting through the process to an actual interview, read on.
Teenagers commonly ask about jobs that they can do. At the ages of 13, 14 and 15, kids want to make money but do not know where to start. According to Ask.com, the typical teen spends $9,626 per year; the majority of spending is on food and clothing. Teenagers get more than 50 percent of their income from their mom and dad. While they may get money for birthdays and allowance, many young people want more.
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