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Job Openings For Teens

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There are diverse reasons why teens should consider working. One of these is to enable them get extra money to spend on items or activities that their allowances might not cover. There is also the advantage of gaining useful work experience. This post provides guidance on how you can find job openings for teens.

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Teen Jobs Hiring Near Me

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The benefits of teen jobs go beyond just the extra money they bring in for young people. They provide good opportunity for meeting people that could impact positively on an individual’s life and to learn new, essential life skills. But as a young person, it is always best to work close to home for diverse

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Create a Killer LinkedIn Profile Resume

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Employers are increasingly factoring social media activity or presence into the equation of recruiting candidates for different positions in their organizations. LinkedIn is somewhat the favorite among recruiters. It is said that 3 in 4 Fortune 100 companies use the platform when looking to make new hires. With several millions of people on the social

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How to Make Money on Facebook

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To many people, Facebook is just a platform for connecting with family, friends and coworkers. But this social networking site is more than that, as it can also be used as a moneymaking tool. Here are some pieces of information you can use on how to make money on Facebook.

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Government

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Governments at the various levels – federal, state and local – are among the leading employers in the economy. Some people like government jobs because of their belief that these offer greater level of security than those available in the private sector. Perhaps, you are one of those considering government employment and wish to learn

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Vocational Trades

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It has long been held that college education helps to improve the chances of someone making high income in their chosen careers. But sadly, college education does not appear to be for everyone anymore, as costs keep rising beyond the means of average students while there seem to be limited job opportunities available for graduates.

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Banking And Financial Services

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The banking and financial services industry is a very important one in the economy. The industry encompasses different types of businesses or organizations, including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, credit card companies and stock brokerages. If you happen to have special interest in working in this industry, you will no doubt wish to know a

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Jobs in New York

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Are you a college graduate and interested in entry-level jobs in New York? If yes, you would be pleased to learn that there are diverse opportunities and openings available for college graduates. Information technology, marketing, finance and health are few of the industries with the highest number of these opportunities. Here are some of the

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Law And Security

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In absence of law and security, it will be very hard for order to exist in the society.  Thankfully, the existence of law as well as legal, law enforcement and security professionals help to check destructive anti-social behaviors to a significant extent. These professionals play vital roles in the society and this explains why many

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How to Become a Model

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Many people, especially teenagers, are interested in knowing how to become a model. The glamor, fame and opulent lifestyle enjoyed by figures such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss are the top reasons people are usually interested in modeling. The good thing is that almost anybody can become a model since there are different kinds.

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How to Start a Lawn Care Business

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A well-tended lawn is a pride of every homeowner. Many homeowners who desire such, however, do not have the time to do what it takes to have one. This creates a good opportunity for moneymaking for others, especially young people, who are ready to help in that regard. You have probably seen one or two

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Utilities And Construction

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Construction and utilities are to an extent interrelated, although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies the two as different sectors. These two sectors provide a significant number of jobs in the economy, with a good number of these roles interestingly not requiring college education. This post addresses employment in utilities and construction along

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Biotechnology

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Biotechnology refers to the use of biological or living organisms and systems to fabricate new products, which are mostly biopharmaceutical drugs. It is often seen as overlapping with bioengineering, biomedical engineering and related fields. The biotechnology industry has witnessed significant growth in the last few years and that trend looks set to continue for years

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Green Technology

The calls for going green have been growing increasingly louder in recent years in a bid to save our planet and its people from the bad choices being made by some economic actors. Many people are now taking interest in greener, more sustainable way of doing things, with this leading to new green jobs being

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Heathrow Airport Jobs

The London Heathrow Airport is a leading airport not only in the United Kingdom, but also in Europe and the world. It is a great place that anyone can dream to work based on remuneration and other benefits, including international exposure. In this post, you will learn all you need to know about this aviation

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How to Become a Millionaire

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Becoming a millionaire is completely achievable and, in fact, its easy. Sure, it takes diligence and effort. The hard part is wanting it enough to be diligent rather than just saying that you want it. Let me show you how easy it is to become financially literate.

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Earn Money Making Websites

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Want to do what I do? Want to make money while you sleep, eat, go to school, spend time with friends, and go on vacation? Well, I’ve learned that it is really straightforward, but it takes a lot of time, learning, and dedication. Let me show you how to get started.

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Companies That Hire High School Students

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The process of finding a job as a high school student can be cumbersome at times. Those groups of students below the age of 18 are faced with restrictions on the kind of jobs that they can take up and the number of hours they can work. As one of such students, it then becomes

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Babysitting Jobs For Teens

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When it comes to jobs for young people, babysitting is a regularly recurrent suggestion. Babysitting jobs for teens are worthy of consideration by any young person who is good with kids and looking to have a job that will help complement his or her increasingly inadequate allowance. Perhaps, you are already considering babysitting jobs for

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Flagstaff AZ Jobs

Supposedly named after a ponderosa pine flagpole, Flagstaff is an Arizonan city that has a lot to offer in different areas of life. Starting out from an economy reliant on ranching, lumbering and the railroad, the city has today transformed into a major distribution center and an important tourist center as well as a hub

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Data Entry Jobs

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Data entry jobs are probably one of the easiest jobs to do, especially in terms of experience and skill requirements. A significant rise in this type of jobs has been witnessed over the last two decades or so with soaring use of the Internet. More and more companies now outsource their data entry needs to

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Part Time Jobs For Students

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Part-time jobs for students, both those in high schools and colleges, offer a good means of getting extra money to take care of bills while in school. Such jobs also help to enhance the chances of high school students gaining admission into their preferred colleges and universities. Are you interested in part-time jobs for students,

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UK Airport Jobs

Are you interested in an airport career in the United Kingdom? Most probably, that is why you are reading this post. Such a career does not only offer benefits of the pay, but also several others in different forms, including opportunity to meet new people that could be helpful to you at some time in

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Jobs For 17 Year Olds

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It is a fact that many employers love to work with young people. This is for diverse reasons which could include the energy, high motivation and, perhaps, saving that hiring teens bring to a business. Jobs for 17 year olds not only provide young people with money to spend, but can also be sources of

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Work From Home Jobs

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Gone are the days when virtually all jobs required employees to be on a work site or in an office provided by an employer to get jobs done. Advancement in technology has now made it possible to have jobs you can do at home. The idea of working from the comfort of your home is

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Warehouse Jobs

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Warehouses are of very high importance to a variety of entities in the society, especially business owners. They are used to hold goods until they are needed for use. And, of course, workers are needed in these warehouses to ensure things run smoothly. Interested in working in a warehouse? Read on to find out available

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Medical Assistant Jobs

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Medical assistants are allied health personnel, who assist doctors in executing routine tasks and procedures. The usefulness of these professionals, combined with an ageing population, has ensured that the outlook for medical assistant jobs remains positive. Little wonder then that medical assistant education is being encouraged. Perhaps, you are thinking of becoming one of these

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Online Job Search Websites

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There are different ways to finding a job, one of which is through the Internet. Job sites, forums and boards are not in short supply online. However, some of these sites are more reputable and helpful than some others. Here we present some top job sites you can use for your next job search —

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How to Find a Seasonal Winter Job

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays around the corner, we are into that period when many people are interested in how to find a seasonal winter job. Seasonal jobs, by definition, are jobs that last for a short period of time. They constitute good means for companies to temporarily add to their staff strength during peak

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How to Dress for a Job Interview

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Overview When interviewing for a job, it is always important to dress your best. The first thing an interviewer will notice will be how you look and what you’re wearing. You want to give a great first impression. In today’s competitive job market, this has become especially important. From a survey done by ClassesandCareers.com on

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Teen Jobs Resource Center

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Welcome to the Resource Center for Teen Jobs A good first job is hard to find. Many times kids will get lucky and have a connection, whether it is their parents or their friends’ parents, who help them to have their first job. However, even if you don’t have a connection to a job (or

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Jobs For 16 Year Olds

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Jobs For 16 Year Olds The good news is that at 16, you are just starting your career, and you can get some seriously valuable experience if you know what kind of jobs to take. In fact, if you are the sort of person who has already proven quite talented at something, don’t put that

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How to Find a Volunteer Job

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How to Find a Volunteer Job Volunteering provides a great opportunity for people to show their support for a cause or an organization. It is a great way for job seekers to make good use of their time while hoping for that much-desired career advancement. You do not only get the pleasure of using your

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The Resume Guide

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        Welcome Everyone to  Resume Guide and Tips Page We cannot say this enough, having a good resume for perspective employers and for interviews is essential. It shows that you are serious about the position, and that you are mature and responsible. Plus, you can use it to remind yourself of how

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SAT Advice

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What To Do and When To Do It! Don’t freak out about these tests…we can get you started with some suggested SAT and PSAT timelines. More About the Tests The SAT (or the ACT) is the test used by most colleges to help decide whether to admit students or not (along with GPA, transcript, recommendations, etc.). Not

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Advice Survey Results

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Advice Survey Results Welcome to the survey section of myfirstpaycheck.com where you can find advice from experienced members of the workforce or contribute your own. Justin Guerra’s Advice What was your first job as a teenager? Selling newspapers How did you find that first job? Through an ad in the newspaper What are some important

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Advice

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Looking for Resume Guide and Tips? Click Here! We’re here to help teenagers find jobs. It’s tough to earn that first paycheck, but we’re here to make it easier. Learning how to apply for jobs isn’t something we always learn in school, but it’s an important skill. It’s especially important as a teen applying for

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Jobs For Younger Teens

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But I’m Too Young! – Jobs for Younger Teens Myfirstpaycheck.com was created to help young people get jobs. We have job advice for teens, interview tips, a resume builder, etc. But the one thing we can’t help you with is changing an employer’s mind. What if he just won’t hire someone younger than 16? He

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Job Resources for Teens

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Finding a job can be hard, but knowing the laws behind working can be even harder. Myfirstpaycheck.com is here to help. While every state has slightly similar regulations, the following are some links from the federal department of labor that provide a good overview. Check them out for more information, and remember you don’t have

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SAT Myths and Tips

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4 SAT Myths MYTH #1: The SAT is a test of intelligence and my scores are a good indication of how I will do in college. FACT: Your SAT scores reflect how good you are at taking the SAT (as well as how much time you spent preparing)–and that’s about it. Nevertheless, admissions officers continue

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Improving Your ACT or SAT Score

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If you are considering a selective college, odds are that you must take one of two standardized tests: the ACT or SAT. Along with your grades, colleges pay a lot of attention to your scores on these tests. So the stakes are high. It may seem unfair that you have four years of high school to

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What’s a Good SAT Score or ACT Score

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What’s a Good SAT Score or ACT Score? So, you just received your SAT or ACT scores and you’re not sure whether you should crack open that ’72 sparkling cider or immediately register for the next test date. Well, it all depends on the colleges you are considering.  A 23 on the ACT or a 1800

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About the ACT

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ACT Test Information Most colleges require students to take a standardized exam as part of the admissions process; either the ACT or the SAT. While there are many similarities, as a curriculum-based test, the ACT test is more straightforward than the SAT, and you can take the ACT several times and choose which score to

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First Jobs For Teens

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Where to start looking for jobs When you’re a teenager you begin to realize that money indeed does make the world go round and unfortunately it doesn’t grow on trees. When this realization sinks is when you may want to consider looking for a job. Your first job doesn’t have to be anything glamorous. In

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Using Your Time More Efficiently While Working

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When you’re young and in school, the last thing you’ll want to do is work when the day finishes.  You probably feel like you spend all day learning and just want to have some time for yourself.  Contrary to popular belief, having a part time job apart from your everyday activities may actually help you

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Teen Summer Jobs

During June, July and August, many high school students start the job search in order to save money that will hopefully last them their entire year.   As most live with their parents and are provided food for the months they are in school, a teenager’s expenses are minimal.  Because of this, working for three months

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First Summer Jobs For Teens

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Working at Summer Camps For many teenagers, the summer in between school years is a time when they decide to have their first job.  There are many fun and interesting jobs for teens out there depending on where you live and what you are interested in.  So, if you are thinking about getting a summer

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Jobs For 15 Year Olds

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Jobs For 15 Year Olds The focus is on where you can get hired, and there are a lot of places that you can find work at 15. If a job is not considered a physical hazard, 15 year olds are eligible to work it. This means you can become a model, be a movie

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Jobs For 14 Year Olds

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When you’re looking for a job as a teenager, options can be a little bit limited until you are 16 when you can work full time. However, there are a lot more jobs for 14 year olds than there are for 13 year olds, and aside from the usual like having a paper route, babysitting,

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Jobs For 13 Year Olds

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While younger teens might not be able to legally take on part-time work in larger establishments, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t more than enough job opportunities out there for those that go beyond just baby-sitting. After all, a little bit of creativity can pay off big when it comes to your bank account! And

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Where to Find Jobs Locally

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As a teenager, searching for a job can be difficult. Most job searches will provide results for degree holders, but not for teenagers who are looking to earn some extra cash from an after school or a summer job. Fortunately, there are a few places that you can look to find a good job around

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Tips For Teens On Their First Interview

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The first time you go into an interview can be an intimidating experience. Remember, though, this is a rite of passage that every teenager must endure. Even more, the person sitting across the table has almost definitely been in the other chair, sweating and nervous as they try to attain their first job. Below, we’ve

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Building a Teen Resume For Your First Job

Your first job is always a memorable one. Most kids start searching for those summer jobs early and are already working by the time they are teenagers. It can be hard trying to find the perfect job because as a kid you have so many other activities such as school, sports and extra curriculars. However,

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Resume Tips For Teens

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As a teenager begins his or her first job, they are often scared and have little courage.  Whether it is because of the lack of experience or going to an interview for the first time, looking for a job at such a young age can be scary.  One thing that can help children to ease

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Summer Jobs For High School Students

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Teenagers Summer Job Opportunity During the summer months there are lots of jobs that open up for teenagers who are interested in making some extra money of the upcoming school year. There are lots of different types of jobs that high school students can find that require little to no work experience.  These jobs are

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Part Time Jobs For Teens

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Greeting Everyone to the Resource Center of Jobs For Teens If you are in high school chances are that you wish you had some extra cash.  And when you are in high school, a little extra cash can go along way.  So, if you think that you have time in your busy schedule to start

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Outdoor Summer Jobs For Teens

Between classes, homework, sports, and extracurricular activities it is near impossible to hold a job during the school year. Maybe your parents give you an allowance during your busy school year, but come summer time they expect you to find a job to make and save your own money. There are many job options for

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Holding a Job and Going To School

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     Jobs For School: Different option For You     During the school year it seems like you have no time for anything, let alone a job. However, you also need money to support your social life and other. There are some jobs that are conducive to a busy school year, will give you

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Summer Jobs For Teens

Summer Jobs For Teens It’s the time of year when many teenagers start thinking about summer employment. Besides putting a few dollars into your pocket, a job can be a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and get out of the house. What should you do when the final bell rings in

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Can You Land a Retail Job in a Recession?

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS just published an article, “Your Career: Landing a Retail Job in a Recession” that states, “Whenever a retailer does hire employers, it’s usually inundated by people hoping for a job.” “J.C. Penney Co. received 15,000 applications, more than double what it expected, for 500 positions at its new Manhattan store. SnagAJob.com, an

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Michigan Teenagers May Receive Pay Raise This Week

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Michigan’s subminimum wage, a wage paid to employees younger than 18, will jump from $6.55 to $7.25 when the federal minimum wage rises to that rate on Friday. Check out Forbes.com for more information.

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Work at Home Job Resources for High School & College Students

The New York Times just published a story about teenage entrepreneurs that featured Laura Durst, 18, a recent high school graduate in Woodstock, Conn., who created WorkInMyRoom.com to provide teenagers with information and online resources to find jobs that can be done from home. It’s an example of what some teens are doing when they

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Delta Airline Summer Jobs

HELP THE WORLDPORT RAMP UP FOR SUMMER Tell your friends and family about Delta’s Summer Airport Customer Service program. We are looking for people who want to work full-time during the summer months only. We need people who are committed to providing exceptional front-line service – assisting customers at check-in and baggage handling. Employees will

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A 15-year-old runs her business–with a little help from mom.

Forbes.com has a neat story about Lani Lazzari, founder of Simple Sugars, an all-natural body care company she runs out of her parents’ basement in Pittsburgh, Pa. It’s inspiring and provides some lessons that we can all learn.

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Job Advice from Derek Johnson

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It’s always interesting to see how entrepreneurs got started. Derek Johnson, the CEO of tatango.com is one of our favorite entrepreneurs and he was willing to share his story with our readers. I think his tips make a lot of sense, what do you think?

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Jobs in New Orleans

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Slightly older job seekers should check out WorkNOLA.com – Jobs for New Orleans, A collaboration of many local partners and businesses, WorkNOLA.com offers those looking to move to New Orleans, and those already there, a way to explore and apply for local job openings. New Orleans is a great place to do well by doing

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Job Adivce for Teens from the TalentDiva

Our friend Adrienne Graham is an extraordinary talented Headhunter, Recruiter, Networker who specializes in high level diversity talent on a global scale – and is also passionate about teenage employment. We asked her about her first jobs and she had plenty of advice to share. MFP: What was your first job as a teenager? I

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So Would You Hire You Looking Like That?

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This is a guest post from our friend Gloria Bell of Red Stapler Consulting. All too often we fail to stop and think about appearance. So much emphasis has been put on “what’s inside” of a person, we don’t remember that a job interview is a lot like a first date. There has to be

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Teens Turn to Summer Start-Ups

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Sue Shellenbarger has a great article in the WSJ today, “Cupcakes and Cattle Breeding: Teens Turn to Summer Start-Ups” about teenagers starting their own businesses instead of finding summer jobs. She echos many of the same pieces of advice that we offer on myfirstpaycheck.com including: Find and fill an unmet need, Look for a low-cost

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Top Ten Terrific Things To Do At Work

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1. Show up early 2. Ask questions 3. Display a friendly attitude 4. Promote your company to your friends and family 5. Befriend your co-workers 6. Keep up your school work 7. Volunteer to take on additional tasks 8. Be proud of your work 9. Work hard 10. Have fun!

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Interview Tips for Teens

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Bring materials to leave behind. It is a good idea to bring a resume with you when inquiring about jobs or attending a job interview. Oftentimes the decision maker will be out of the office or will forget about your conversation, so it’s effective to leave them with something to remind them why they should

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Job Advice From Randon Johnson

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We met Randon on Twitter (are you following us yet?) and were immediately struck by his optimism, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurship. He is still in college but has started his own educational employment site for college students Job-U. We decided to ask him about his first job and he was kind enough to share some tips

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Time To Get Some Help

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Our friend Jennie Withers, Author of ‘Hey Get a Job!‘ – an e-book of job tips for teens (available at heygetajob.com) sent us the following great guest post about how guidance counselors and teachers can help teenagers find jobs. What do you think? What other adults can you ask for help? Counselors and teachers are

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Job Advice from Willy Franzen

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We had such a good response from our last interview, we decided to do it again! Here are some great tips from our good friend Willy Franzen. Do you know somebody else we should interview? Please let us know! MFP:  What was your first job as a teenager? Willy: I ran a website about my

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Ten Important Business Lessons for Teens

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Julie Kantor, the Vice President of the The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, blogged about the “Ten Suggested Concepts Every Youth Should Learn About Business Before Graduating High School,” and argues that business education is vital. I couldn’t agree more and I am happy to support the NFTE and their efforts. She says that they

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Job Advice from Dan Schawbel

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We’re big fans of Dan Schawbel, a leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y. He is the author of “Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 2009)” and has a lot of great advice for teenagers looking for summer and after-school jobs. Dan was generous enough to talk with us about

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Advice for Teenage Entrepreneurs

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Myfirstpaycheck.com was created to help young people get jobs. We have job advice for teens, interview tips, a resume builder, etc. But the one thing we can’t help you with is changing an employers mind. What if he just wont hire someone younger than 16? We often get questions from younger teens about what they

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Be Mindful Of Online Consequences

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Discussing the safety of girl scouts selling cookies online reminded me that we haven’t discussed the safety of kids and teens doing anything online recently – which couldn’t be important for myfirstpaycheck.com or families – so I wanted to pass on a few tips for parents from Craig Peters, whose company, CKP Creative advises consumer

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Should Girl Scouts Sell Online?

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Kurt Soller asks in Newsweek, “by banning online sales, are the Girl Scouts failing our daughters?”  8-year-old Wild Freeborn became a Girl Scout earlier this year, and set out to sell 12,000 boxes of the organization’s cookies. As a smart and forward thinking kid she decided to use the internet to increase her sales.  With

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Five Tips to Help Students Find Summer Jobs in a Recession

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In this weak economy and tight job market, students have to start their summer job search earlier than ever. To help our peers, we’ve put together five tips to help make the job search a little easier.

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Facilities Cut Costs Summer Jobs

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Here in Philadelphia (like every where else) we’re faced with a tough economy and the city is forced to make some tough budget cuts.  One of the proposals is to close the swimming pools this summer.  I’m not going to argue that one facility is more important to the other, but Kia Gregory makes the

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Middle Schoolers Making Money

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Last year we wrote ‘Where Are The Snow Shovelers?’ in resonse to my grandmother’s post about the lack of teenage snow shovelers in her North Shore neigbhorhood. Well, as you might have seen it snowed a lot on the east coast today and it seems like there were some teens out making money ($200 in

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Even Worse for Young Workers

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Bob Herbert, one of the best Op-Ed Columnists out there wrote another great piece for The Times today that I wanted to make sure you saw. Herbert writes, “The employment situation in the U.S. is, if anything, worse than most people realize. And huge numbers of young people, ages 16 to 30, are being beaten

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Students Learn Job Skills At School

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I wanted to pass on this story of a teacher at an Albuquerque middle school who is teaching her kids the skills they need to find summer jobs. Joan Krieger is an example of what teachers everywhere should be, and are, doing. Let me know if you are a teacher trying to figure out how

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Can’t Find a Job This Summer? Buy a Plane Ticket

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If you haven’t noticed, the economy sucks and the job market is as dry as Arizona in the summertime. Normal jobs that teenagers used to be able to work in the summer are now filled by laid off adults and college graduates.  I myself am a recent college graduate and have friends who can’t even

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Are More Teens Volunteering?

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Forbes.com has an article about a survey from Harris Interactive that found that more teens volunteer than work part time. “The random national telephone survey released this week by the Federal Way-based charity World Vision found that more teens volunteer to support a charitable cause – 56 percent – than have a part-time job –

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Summer Jobs at The Shore

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Is Shore Economy Bucking the Tide? The Inquirer certainly seems to think so – what do you think? Do teens have a chance of finding summer jobs at the shore or at other summer destinations?

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Financial Aid for College

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TAMAR LEWIN has a good article in The Times about the college financial aid system and the confusing FASFA form. You should check it out if you are trying to figure out how to pay for school. You are generally not going to be able to pay for college with after-school and summer jobs (especially

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Grim Outlook For Teen Jobseekers

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Sue Shellenbarger wrote a blog post for The Juggle, a WSJ Blog about the Grim Outlook For Teen Jobseekers. She writes, “With the teen job market already reeling, employment among people ages 16 to 19 this summer may fall even lower than the historic nadir of 32.5% posted in summer 2008, says Andrew Sum, director

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Summer Jobs for Teenagers

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There are countless ways to find summer jobs when you are a teenager. Possibilities include everything from working online to mowing lawns to working retail to starting your career. Read on for some great ideas on how to get started on your search.

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Summer Jobs for Students

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You should check out my article on about.com ‘Summer Jobs for Students,  Start Your Summer Job Search Early’ if you are getting serious about your summer job search. And if you aren’t getting serious about your summer job search, you probably should start.

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Adventureland – The Summer Job Movie?

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I just saw a preview for ‘Adventureland,’ “A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.” It has a great cast including; Jesse Eisenberg

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Summer Job Develops into Full-Time Career

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Saw this story about Juli Weber in mysanantonio.com and thought I’d pass it on because it’s a nice story of somebody who turned a summer job into a career. Not everybody is going to go work for their father at age 16 and find a lifetime career – but it’s a good reminder that you

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Student Jobs Scarce as Economy Worsens

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One of the tough things about losing a job or struggling to find one is that it’s easy to think that you are alone in your struggles – but it’s just not true, especially now.  Everybody is having trouble, this article in The Independent Florida Alligator states that, “The national unemployment rate for workers 20

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Top Ten Tips for Teen Job Seekers

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Get Organized. Before you start your job search, make sure that everything you need to job search is ready.  You may need working papers – check with your High School Guidance Office for details.  Make a list of all the personal information you will need to complete a job application – home and school addresses,

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Gap in Posts

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Sorry for the lack of posts recently! I know that we’ve been bad about updating the blog, but I promise we’re going to be better from now on. We’re currently switching our blogging platform, and as soon as we’re done moving our old blog posts over – we’ll start writing again. In the meantime, check

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You Need a “Brand” to Stand Out From the Competition

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Let’s face it, in today’s economic situation there’s going to be even more competition than usual for entry-level or “first” jobs. If there are 20 teens, for example, applying to the same one job, how can you increase your chances of being the one teen hired?

By creating a unique brand that sets you apart from the other job applicants.

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The Teenage Employment Market

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It is scary out there for teens (and parents) looking for jobs. It seems like all of the headlines are about the number of unemployed rising and companies laying people off – but there are still companies that are hiring for the holiday rush. Have you gone out and applied yet? The key is to

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A Neat Site for Students by Students

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Shayla Price created Career Voices to pass on the information she learned about scholarships and school to other teens and we think its pretty neat so we wanted to pass it on to you! From her site, “When Price was faced with the challenge of financing her dream of receiving a college degree, she took

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Neat Recognition for myfirstpaycheck.com and Austin

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I was recently named one of the The Top 101 Emerging Connectors in Philadelphia by Leadership Philadelphia. Pretty neat huh? All that work Ive been doing to find jobs to post on this site has led me to meet a lot of neat people. Thanks!

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The Frugal Teenager, Ready or Not – Financial Education and Jobs for Teens

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The Times has a great article in today’s paper about teenagers and the current economic crisis. Its fairly anecdotal and talks mostly about teenagers at a private school in Manhattan (probably why its in the Style Section) but it hits on some great points. “Last week a semiannual survey of 7,000 15- to 18-year-olds by

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Work Study Jobs for Students

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The cost of going to college increases substantially each year. Students try to keep costs down with scholarships, loans, etc. A great way to do this is through work study programs. Most colleges will let students work at the school in various capacities (dishwasher, library assistant, research assistant, housekeeping…) and instead of giving a salary,

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Sen. Obama’s First Job

When Sen. Obama was in high school he scooped Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins. He understands some of the difficulties of working in food service, he said, “Girls would come in. Youd be trying to talk to them. They wouldnt give you the time of day because you were in this cap.” But his experience

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Manner & Etiquette Tips for Teens

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I was emailing with Jodi R. R. Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting about job tips for teens and she offered a few pieces of great advice that I wanted to pass on. Walk the Line ~ Yes, you should tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job. But dont beg, seem needy,

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I’m 15 Years Old, What Kind of Job Can I Get?

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Myfirstpaycheck.com was created to help young people get jobs. We have job advice for teens, interview tips, a resume builder, etc. but you have to know what jobs younger teens are allowed to do. As a 13-year-old, 14-year-old, and 15-year-old you can do a lot of things. According to the Government Site YouthRules! You can

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Does (Fill in Company Name) Hire Teens?

Teenagers are web-savvy, and rely on the internet for many aspects of their daily lives. Teenagers who use the internet to do their homework, communicate with their friends, shop, and entertain themselves, are learning to use the internet to find jobs.

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Great Way of Using Facebook

My friend Willy came up with a great way of using facebook to promote yourself and find a job. I dont think it works for many of the hourly positions you will find on myfirstpaycheck.com, but its a great idea for high school and college students seeking internships or first career jobs. Eitherway, everybody should

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Staff Turnover Costs Money

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I just read an article in an Australian Paper about staff turnover (particularly among younger employees) is costing Australian businesses a lot of money. I think thats pretty obvious, but it should again remind employers how important it is to treat their employees fairly, and how important training is for new hires. One other lesson

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Where Are Teens Shopping?

Michael Grynbaum wrote an article in todays Times that said, “Retail Sales Weakest in 5 Months.” The article continued, “Wednesday’s retail sales report was the latest sign of weak spending habits in July. In privately tracked sales figures released last week, many name-brand department stores and clothing outlets reported significant declines in sales at stores

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Jobless Rate Climbs to 5.7% as 51,000 Jobs Lost in July

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Uh oh… this isnt good for anybody. When jobs are cut, it hurts parents and it makes the job hunt even harder for teens. The competition for traditional teen jobs (retail, restaurants) is going to increase as adults expand their job search so teens have to make sure that they are prepared when applying. Teens

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School-Year Job

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You dont want to admit it. I dont want to admit it–but summer is almost over. For many of us that means our summer jobs are almost over too. Now comes the time to decide if employment should be secluded to the summer, or if you would like to work during the school year. Some

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Philly Startup Leaders

Woo-hoo Philly Startup Leaders! This is a great group started by Blake Janelle and a few of us other young local entrepreneurs who are interested in helping each other out, and creating a better community for tech companies and start ups, like MyFirstPaycheck | Jobs for Teens here in Philadelphia. I’ve been working with Blake

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Myfirstpaycheck.com Crippling Newspapers?

Alan Mutter, a Media-technology consultant, wrote about MyFirstPaycheck | Jobs for Teens in his recent white paper about the newspaper industry. He used MyFirstPaycheck | Jobs for Teens as an example of how the help wanted market is developing to meet niches. This is not good for newspapers, but very good for us. I’d like

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“Corporate Idol”

There is a fun article in the Times about a great contest that McDonald’s is running. They have created an “American Idol” knock-off for its employees. McDonald’s put out a casting call to its 1.6 million restaurant workers worldwide and was overwhelmed by the response. Video auditions came in from 3,600 singing workers across the

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Rich Karlgaard’s Advice About First Jobs

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Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes.com, posted a nice column with practical advice for those starting out on careers. Like almost all of us, Karlgaard had no idea what he wanted to be when he grew up, and ended up working as a security guard after graduating from college. But he figured it out, and did

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Little Negative Effect Seen From Pa’s Higher Minimum Wage

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From Philly.com, “When Pennsylvania boosted the minimum wage twice in 2007, restaurants, retailers and other business interests groaned. A report issued this week by the state’s Minimum Wage Advisory Board shows why they were worried. Businesses in the leisure, hospitality and retail trade sectors employed two-thirds of all of those making minimum wage in 2007.

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HB 2196, the Youth Employment Incentive Tax Credit

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We are proud to join The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is urging lawmakers to approve HB 2196, a Pennsylvania state tax credit for businesses that employ disadvantaged youth. Rep. Josh Shapiro (D – Montgomery County) introduced this terrific bill that would encourage business to hire young adults from under privileged households. Under this measure,

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Immigration Policies Making it Easier for Teens to Find Jobs

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The link is explained in Kate Zezimas article in The New York Times. She writes, ” In an effort to win support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and its allies have blocked voting on legislation that would allow employers to rehire foreign seasonal nonagricultural workers independent of a 1991 quota. As

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The Five Things Your Teen Needs to Know About Taxes

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Important Tax Advice for Teens: Here are the five most significant things you can explain to your teenager to help him understand income taxes according to Denise Witmer.

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Teen Job Options: Starting a Business

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I wrote this column about stating a business for About.com. If you are still looking for something to do this summer, think about starting a business. Its a great way to stay busy, earn money, and learn something. And hey, if Celeste and I can do it, you can to! Here are some quick tips

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Summer Job Shortage Squeezing Retailers

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Bloomberg has a great story about the summer job shortage hurting retailers. Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Heather Burke write, “The financial pressures of adults are finally catching up with American teenagers. Since summer jobs dried up, gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon and parents ran out of spare cash, teens have had to cool it on

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Teen Jobs from an HR Executive

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I stumbled across a very good article written by Marlene Prost for The Human Resource Executive Online. She writes, “Organizations may end up hurting themselves in the long run if the slumping teen job market — with the exception of hospitality and tourism — continues to lag. The tendency to hire immigrants, college-age students and

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High Job Expectations

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Sandy Banks wrote a column in the LATimes about her daughter’s job search. Her daughter is having a hard time finding a job, but Sandy thinks that one of the reasons is that her daughters expectations are too high.

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Five-Finger Discount

Now that you’ve landed that summer job, you may find yourself spending a lot more time staring at the same merchandise every day than you thought you would. If its something good (ice cream!) you may get tempted more than you thought. Most employers will give workers discounts for the merchandise. Some will let you

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Teens Spend A Lot of Time Online… Duh

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A lot of people are now reporting on the The Tween & Teen Lifestyle Report that just came out and found, “In contrast, the time youth spend online continues to grow. During a typical week, teens spend an average of 12.5 hours, up from 10.7 hours last year. Tweens spend an average of 6.5 hours

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Despite Tight Job Market, Teens Can Still Find Summer Work

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The Martinsville (Va) newspaper published this article yesterday about the local job market for teens. I cant say that I have a lot of personal experience with Martinsville, but it seems that the job market is pretty similar to whats found in the rest of the country. Unemployment is generally up, but smart, enthusiastic, and

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How to Find a Last Minute Summer Job

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I wanted to pass on some advice from the great internship site onedayoneinternship.com. Youll have to go to his site to read the whole thing, which is about searching for an internship but applicable – but basically Willy says, Keep on Truckin Go Local Cold Call Ask Your Parents and Their Friends Consider Unpaid Internships

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What Employers are Thinking

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I wanted to share this good advice I found from allbusiness.com. It’s important to know what employers are thinking when applying for a job. Think about what they are looking for, and how you can help them fill those needs. What do you think? Do you have any other advice for employers? Interviewing Prospective Employees

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Another Very Cool Job Site

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Cool Works is about you finding a seasonal job or career in some of the greatest places on Earth. Some of the listings are careers, many are jobs that would be great for teens looking for something to do this summer or for a year or two between school. Were big fans of CoolWorks here

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Job Market Has Room For Teenagers

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MidwestBusiness.com has an interesting article about summer employment for teens. Unlike many other sources, they write, “While teenagers may experience increased competition for coveted jobs this summer, the economic slowdown is not expected to significantly reduce the number of seasonal jobs filled by 16- to 19-year-olds between May and July. In fact, some seasonal positions

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5 Places Teens Should Look for Summer Employment After Memorial Day

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Due to their lack of experience, teens often encounter challenges while searching for summer jobs. With the school year about to end, many are finding that it’s too late to apply for some summer positions. To help our peers, we put together a list of five places where teens should look for the perfect summer

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Toughest Summer Job This Year Is Finding One

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Plenty of teens want to work but face increasing difficulties landing jobs. Two big difficulties that teens face are connections/lack of connections and access to transportation, butanother overlooked one is a lack of understanding on how to apply for a job. Many teens dont know how to begin applying for a job – let alone

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Creative Summer Job Ideas for Teens

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We always encourage kids to be creative when applying for summer jobs, find opportunities that will allow them to take advantage of their skills, and even possibly starting their own companies – but this article in the WSJ highlights 7 young people who took this to an entirely new level. It just goes to show

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From Intern to Employee

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One of the great things about our site is that we managed to keep it so flexible. So while, our name seems to imply that we only allow job postings, feel feel to post (and search) for internships and volunteer opportunities as well. That being said, I wanted to pass on this article by Tara

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5 Tips to Help Teens Find Summer Jobs

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Teens often encounter challenges while searching for summer jobs due to their lack of experience in the job world. To help their peers, the teenage job experts at Myfirstpaycheck.com put together five tips to make the job search a little easier.

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But I’m Too Young! – Jobs for Younger Teens

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Myfirstpaycheck.com was created to help young people get jobs. We have job advice for teens, interview tips, a resume builder, etc. But the one thing we cant help you with is changing an employers mind. What if he just wont hire someone younger than 16? He has that right, and most employers will not hire

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Persistence Pays Off

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In any economy, but particularly now when jobs are a little harder to come by – persistence and follow-ups pay off. 3 basic follow up tips to help you stand out from the competition * Send a thank you note to the interviewer within 48 hours * Follow the interviewers directions completely regarding follow-up to

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A First Job, From a Dad’s Perspective

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Stewart Allyn wrote a nice post on his blog a few days ago about his son’s first job. Stew’s 16-year-old son got a job as a hockey referee, and Stew seems to be pretty happy about his son entering the workforce. Stew writes, “Becoming a referee has taught him many valuable lessons in both life

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Summer Job Seeking Advice for Employees and Employers

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John Tesh posts some good tips that we wanted to pass on. He writes, “Encourage your teen to spend the majority of his time networking not just looking for jobs on his laptop. Why? Because 90% of job openings are not advertised and 90% of job candidates only apply for advertised work opportunities.” Im not

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Summer Jobs for Teens

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A lot of people have been calling us to ask how the current economic downturn is going to impact teens search for summer jobs, I tell them that its always hard to find a job but there are plenty of employers out there looking for the affordable, enthusiastic, and energetic help that teenagers provide, but

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Summer Jobs Pay Off

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Fran Hendrick wrote the following great piece in The Cincinnati Enquirer about the benefits of summer jobs. Fran writes, a “real job” can benefit teens by helping them develop the ability to say, “This is who I am, and this is what I can do,” working alongside others gives teens a sense of their own

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On the Internet, It’s All About “My”

People generally feel pretty strongly about the domain name, myfirstpaycheck.com – they either love it or hate it. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it (I actually bought it when I was 16) and the lovers far outweigh the haters so were sticking with it, but it’s an interesting issue to revisit every

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Email Correspondance with Teens

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Unfortunately, myfirstpaycheck.com doesn’t yet have jobs listings nationwide so there are lots of teens (and their parents) who email us asking for us to find them jobs. We’re happy to help and flattered that people come to us to find their first job.

Below is a sample of the type of emails we get, what do you think?

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Summer Jobs May be at Risk for Teens – The Boston Globe

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The sour economy is threatening local summer job programs for city teenagers, a decades-old safety net designed to keep youth off the streets and prevent violence during the bloodiest months of the year. This is bad news for a great program, and this news  from Aaron Tanimoto, the agency’s program director that a lot of

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Myfirstpaycheck.com in the News!

Frankie Darcell from Mix 92.3 in Detroit interviewed me Friday about teens jobs for her radio show. Frankie Darcell is mother, lecturer, businesswoman, author, talk show host and one of metropolitan Detroits most prominent radio personalities. She has been spokeswoman for women tackling real issues, while combining lively listener interaction along with Detroits strongest songs,

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14 Easy-to-Start Summer Business Ideas for Teenagers

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I found this list of 14 summer businesses on YoungEntrepreneur.com and wanted to share because I think they have some really good suggestions. While we are always trying to get more job listings on myfirstpaycheck.com, sometimes you just cant find something that youre looking for, but it doesn’t mean give up. If you are looking

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Summer Jobs for Teens Harder to Find

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Interesting article about the summer jobs search for teens in Jackson, Michigan where it seems to be harder to get jobs now because of the economy. I think the most important thing to take away from this article is this advice from Michael Neece, chief strategy officer at Pongoresume.com who said that teens tend to

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StartUpers – Another Fun Job Posting Site

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I came across StartUpers! a fun site that helps start-ups fill their employment needs… check out their cool design. As myfirstpaycheck.com grows we are starting to look for strategic partners to help us get to the next level. Please contact us if interested, or else check Startupers! where we will probably post soon.

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Sacrifices

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Much to my surprise, there was another prompt about teenage employment in my state-wide standardized testing. This time the focus was on should teens get jobs or not. The argument against it was that it took time away from school work and extracurriculars, and the argument for it being employment builds character, teaches responsibility, fills

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Sell Sell Sell

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In my state-wide standardize testing this week, one prompt was about resume and cover letter writing for teens. Quelle coincidence! This of course was a topic I knew a lot about already, but I was very surprised to see certain wording in the description of the cover letter (CL). The prompt repeatedly said that the

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Good Advice from Keppie Careers – A Head Above the Rest

I got a nice email from Miriam Salpeter the other day about myfirstpaycheck.com | Jobs for Teenagers and our resume advice. She wrote, “I like the point about quantifying (how many children, how many lawns, etc.), but I do think that you are advising your customers to list jobs instead of focusing on skills and

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Student Summers: Jobs vs. Internships Round 1

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I argue that its not necessary for college students to intern during their first or second summer of college. This is going to be the start of a fun debate between me and Willy from OneDayOneJob.com, keep reading! What do you think?

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Why Teens Aren’t Finding Jobs, and Why Employers Are Paying

Here is an article about the declining number of teenagers in the workforce, and some of the possible factors behind it. Interesting piece, but it starts, “What do Warren Buffett, Walt Disney and Ross Perot all have in common? Besides being iconic American businessmen, all three have “newspaper carrier” on their boyhood resumes. But don’t

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Respect Your Elders

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If you are working, you are now surrounding yourself with a new type of person. Not your classmates, not your teachers, not your parents, but adults with a completely different relationship to you. Some will be your bosses, some your managers, and some your coworkers. Some of these adults soon become peers, a relationship where

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Why Are Teens Working Less?

From a MarketWatch Article by Ruth Mantell – “New data indicates that last years labor-force participation rate for 16- to 19-year-olds hit 41.3% — down from a peak of 57.9% in 1979, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts cite increasing competition for jobs, as well as low wages and high pressure for college

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Where Are The Snow Shovelers?

It hasn’t snowed yet here in Philadelphia, but when it does, are you going to be ready to shovel? Florence Shay writes, “What happened to all the youngsters carrying snow shovels who would ring the bell to ask whether you wanted your driveway cleared? I haven’t seen one in years. Did the snow-blower make the

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A Stimulus Plan With a Long-Term Payoff

A neat column from Courtland Milloy. He writes, “A recent study by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute found that poverty in the nations capital is at its highest level in nearly a decade. One in five D.C. residents is poor. That adds up to 110,000 people. Among major U.S. cities, the District has one of

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Seth Godin’s Internship Program

Seth Godin recently announced on his blog that he was looking for interns, I read right over it but Brandon Laughridge decided that it was the internship for him. What did he do? Started an advertising campaign, obviously. Brandon created http://www.sethsfavoriteintern.com/ and has done pretty much everything else he can think of to show Seth

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The Search for a Part-Time Job

Yesterday, I applied for a job to be a cashier. Its a job that was posted on Myfirstpaycheck.com | Jobs for Teens, and a job that any teen could do. I wanted to make sure that I don’t forget about this basic act of applying, and I;m glad I took this refresher course. One thing

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One Teens Campaign To Restore Voting Rights

Sarah Boltuck’s senior year at Walt Whitman High School (where I went) in Bethesda was transformed by a rejection letter — not from a college, but from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Another great story about a teenager changing the status quo…

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Blogging is a Low-Cost, High Return Marketing Tool

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Although small businesses with blogs are still a distinct minority, blogging can be a low-cost way to market and boost a small company’s brand. This article summarizes what I’m trying to do with this blog, especially this part, “transparency is a popular reason for blogging, particularly for companies that want to be identified as mission-oriented

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Good Advice For Me and You

I just found this advice from Jim Spanfeller, President and CEO of Forbes.com, in an interview with David Mammano, founder of The Next Step Magazine (who should probably partner with us.) Spanfeller responded to the question, “What’s your advice to teens who want to run a company?” “Play team sports. Or be the editor or

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