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Companies That Hire High School Students

Category : Job Search

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 helpful for you to know what companies hire high school students. The information you require is here!

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Part Time Jobs For Students

Category : Job Search , Jobs For

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, either for yourself or your children? Here are some great jobs that you can check out.

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Work From Home Jobs

Category : Careers

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 one that many people consider quite interesting and one they would love to try out. Perhaps, you are also interested in work from home jobs. Here are some of such jobs for your consideration.

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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 on hold to start working in an office or restaurant. Try to think of a way to make that talent work for yourself in a setting where you get paid for it.

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Jobs For 15 Year Olds

Category : Careers , Jobs For

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 extra, get started in a restaurant, find yourself working in a number of different retail spaces and even find yourself working in an office. Note that there are restrictions on the hours you can work when you are 15 established by the US Department of Labor. Take this into account and get started on your job search.

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Part Time Jobs For Teens

Category : Job Search

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 a part time job, its best to start looking now.

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Summer Jobs for Teenagers

Category : Job Search

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

Category : Job Search

Whether You’re Going for a First Job at a Fast-Food Restaurant or an Internship at a Lawyer’s Office, You Need a “Brand” to Stand Out From the Competition

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.

What’s a brand? It’s a public persona composed of pieces of information about you that are all on what we writers call “the spine of the story.”

Confused? Let’s take an imaginary teen, Joan, who wants a job for this summer before going to college in the fall. She applies at Pearl Fine Art Supplies, whose tagline is “the world’s largest discount art supplier.” (FYI: That tagline is Pearl’s brand – positioning that sets Pearl apart from other art supply stores.)

Joan has the usual teen resume: she’s babysat for the neighbor’s kids, gotten good grades in high school, and had an unpaid internship at a local veterinarian. What could possibly make her different than the other 19 high school graduates applying for the same summer job?

It just so happens that Joan decided to apply to Pearl because Joan has a love for drawing. She’s been a frequent customer of this particular Pearl store, where she buys drawing paper, color drawing pencils, and frames for her artwork.

Now this is not likely to be information that will appear on the resume she’s handing in at Pearl. So what can she do with this information to create a brand for herself and stand out from the other job applicants?

She can take one of the Pearl drawing sheets and cut it to the same size as her resume. Then she can do a color-pencil sketch of a scene from the inside of Pearl and sign her name and date the drawing before attaching the drawing to her resume.

Next she can attach one additional sheet of paper with some of her observations from being a regular Pearl customer for her art supplies. (The attached drawing demonstrates that she really does drawings.) She might include praise for the times the employees have helped her find what she’s looking for, and a constructive comment that she wishes the drawing pencils were more clearly labeled to help price-comparison shopping.

Joan has now created for herself a brand as an art supplier consumer who has thoughtful insights into Pearl’s products and product displays.

If you were the local Pearl store’s hiring manager for the one summer job opening, who would you hire? One of the 19 teens, all with almost identical resumes, or the one teen who has demonstrated clearly that she knows and cares about art supplies?

Now obviously if Joan had applied for a summer job at a sports store, she couldn’t use this brand, and she might not have anything in her areas of interest that could fit a sports store brand.

So what’s your first step? To figure out what your brand can be (you might have more than one potential brand if you have varied interests).

Your second step? To apply to jobs (or internships) where that brand can help you stand out from the competition.

If you follow these recommendations to create your own brand appropriate for the job to which you are applying, you should have a much better chance of getting that first job or internship this coming summer, regardless of the economic situation.

This is a guest post from Phyllis Zimbler Milller, the president of Miller Mosaic LLC, an online marketing company that helps book authors and small businesses build a brand through utilizing a marketing-focused website. You can access more of her articles at http://www.millermosaic.com