3 Tips to Land Summer Jobs for Tweens & Teens
Will your teen find a job this summer? Maybe they will take a class, volunteer or attend some fabulous educational summer camp that will take up most of the summer weeks. I am all for those things. We will do a few camps, keep up with reading, writing and arithmetic for sure but that still leaves a whole heck of a lot of time in the day. Since the teen won't attend a fabulous educational summer camp this year we are looking for her to gain a little work/professionalism experience. Something that will require the resident teen to spend at least 4-5 hours a day being responsible for something other than making sure that the remote control doesn’t get lonely. I was ready last summer to send her out into the work force at the tender age of 13, but unfortunately nobody was hiring. This summer though I am hopeful. The teen is one year older and... we have a game plan!
3 Tips to Land Summer Work for Tweens and TeensCreate a resume – Find sample templates for teens here.
- Remember to include all accomplishments and awards – leave nothing out!!
- Do they want to babysit, design websites, maintain website for grandma’s walking club or cut grass?
- Create a flyer, make a basic business plan. Once business starts to take off they can use the video below to get an idea of how to make a real one!
- Sit down with your teen and practice interview questions. If your tween is the one who will gain valuable work experience this summer from a friend of the family (or family of the family) ask can they set up a mock interview.