How to get your first job (for teens)

How to get your first job (for teens)
How to get your first job (for teens)

It may be difficult to find a new job, but it is harder if this is your first job. However, there are some tips you can follow that will make it easier for you to land your first job.


Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 1

Step 1. Make sure you've made the right decision

Before you even start looking for a job, you need to be sure that being employed at this stage in your life is what you want. Landing a job involves many responsibilities and for that you need to know what you are getting yourself into.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 2

Step 2. Write your CV

Although the latter will not include a lot of information, it will allow you to apply for the job you want. Realize that not all of your experiences came from work you had done before. You may have written articles for your school newspaper or designed web pages as a hobby.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 3

Step 3. Volunteer if your CV is not fleshed out

Working for free in a second-hand store or elsewhere will give you experience and increase your chances of getting paid work.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 4

Step 4. Have your CV corrected by reliable people

It is not at all easy to be objective about your own experiences, and asking someone else to review your CV will help identify grammatical and spelling mistakes that you may not have seen. In fact, you need to enlist the help of a friend who has a good level of resume writing.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 5

Step 5. Fill out your job application form

Make sure you have the required skills and be able to travel for work.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 6

Step 6. Find out about the company before you interview

You should have some insight into how the company works, which will give you an edge.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 7

Step 7. Apply for different jobs

You won't be able to work in different companies, but the different job interviews will give you an interesting experience and you will feel in a position of strength.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 8

Step 8. Know what to do after submitting your application

If you have not received a response after applying for a position, you have the option of (1) visiting the company, seeking to see the manager and asking him if he has actually received your application, since you have not received a response. Make sure you are presentable. You're not being asked to look good, but just be presentable. (2) You can also call the company to make sure they have received your application. If you are told that they will take a look at your file and you still do not receive a response after a few days, call the company again, about four times. However, be sure to do this at least three days apart between calls. This technique is very effective and shows the company that you care about your application.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 9

Step 9. Don't tell lies

If you can only work at a certain hour, say this directly to your employer and don't go overboard when you show your skills.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 10

Step 10. Prepare relevant questions to ask the employer

Asking questions about training opportunities will show the recruiter that you are interested in the job and be a potential asset that may set you apart.

Get Your First Job (for Teens) Step 11

Step 11. Dress professionally for an interview

While you don't have to look your best, you should still be presentable.


  • Have a positive attitude. If you have negative thoughts, know that they will be reflected in your interview.
  • Remember, it's the first impression that counts. Make an effort to be respectful and polite to your recruiters and everyone in the workplace.
  • Tell a friend to help you practice your interview technique. If you speak too fast, not clearly, or if you are nervous, this person will be able to tell you.
  • Make eye contact with all of your recruiters. Obviously, you can't look them all in the eye at the same time. However, it is important to maintain eye contact with the person speaking to you and to respond, address everyone present.

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