Getting a job can be a great way to earn some money, gain valuable work experience, and get a sense of what you want to do in your future career.
Your after-school activities can teach you some of the job skills employers are looking for. These skills will serve you well when applying for your first job.
One of the best ways to find a job is by talking to people you know who can help you-use your good connections!
At a job interview it's important to make a good impression. Being polite and professional can help show you in the best light possible.
Doing your job well and being respectful of others is the best way to impress your employers (as well as your coworkers) and get the most out of your new job.
Learn all this and more in Earning Money: Jobs.
Table of Contents
Why Work? 8
How Old Do You Have to Be to Work? 10
What's the Right Job for You? 12
Selling Yourself 14
Volunteering for Experience 16
So What's the First Step? 18
Describing Your Skills 20
Preparing for Your Interview 22
Make a Good First Impression 24
Interview Etiquette 26
More Interview Tips 28
How Much Money Will I Earn? 30
Job Paperwork 32
Understanding Your Paycheck 34
Where Did the Money Go? 36
On-the-Job Questions 38
How Should You Dress for Work? 40
How to Impress Your Boss 42
How to Not Impress Your Boss 44
What If You're Sick? 46
What Is Harassment? 48
Juggling Your Responsibilities 50
Managing Your Time 52
Where Do You Go From Here? 54
Here's What You Need to Remember 57
Words You Need to Know 58
Further Reading 60
Find Out More on the Internet 61
Photo Credits 63
About the Author and Consultant 64