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Searching for a teen job

Being a teenager, it’s rather difficult to get the job you want. But don’t get disappointed! Read our tips below and start searching for a job.




Searching for a job, do not forget to consult the labor laws active in your state because there may be some restrictions. Thus, for instance, you should be at least 14 years old to be allowed to do a non-farm work. In the majority of cases, teenagers may work not more than 3 hours a day, 18 hours a week. But if it is a holiday, the number of hours per day may reach 8 hours, and a week – 40 hours. During a school year it is allowed to work until 7 o'clock p.m. and until 9 o'clock p.m. if it is a holiday.


Employment Documents 


In the majority of case, if you are under the age of 18, you are obliged to have some documents when searching for a job - Certificate of Employment or Age. You may try to get the one you need at your school or at the Department of Labor. Apart from this, you may always browse the internet to get the information you need. Or you can also ask Guidance Office at your school.


The job to enjoy


Searching for a job, get sure you won’t lose your interest in it. Perhaps, you would like to work as a baby-sitter or take some work at your school. Some teenagers also might enjoy their work at the vet’s or at a zoo. But be very careful. Try to find the job you will really enjoy doing. It is very important as it may influence the choice of your future career.



How to search for a job


You may refer to your school again and ask for help. It’s a good idea because the local counselor may turn out to be helpful and support you when searching for a job you like and are really perfect at.


Apart from this, do not forget to tell as many people as you can that you are looking for a job. Perhaps they have friends or acquaintances who may come in very handy.