Securing Employment as a Teenager in Today’s Job Market

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Today’s job market and economy is tough, and it is taking a toll on job seekers from all experience levels, ranging from teenagers to high-level executives. Because of this, many qualified job seekers are accepting lower-paying part-time jobs to make ends meet, even though they are considerably over-qualified for the job. This “trickle-down” effect is …

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3 Simple Resume Improvement Tips For Teenagers

Maybe you are putting together your very first resume, or perhaps you’ve had one for awhile and now you are starting to look for a summer job. I’m going to give you 3 quick, actionable ideas to improve your resume immediately, if not sooner.

  1. Focus On Your Computer Skills. Operating a computer is a part of almost every job you are going to find, and in some places being good with a PC or Mac is a requirement. Since you are a “digital native,” that is, you have grown up with computers as part of your life; don’t assume this is the case for everyone. In fact, that native familiarity is a hot commodity in the job market. You may be thinking that you don’t possess any special skills, but a proficiency you picked up with Microsoft Office in high school is worth mentioning under the skills of your resume. Just because it comes natural to you, don’t assume it is that way for people in their 40’s and 50’s.

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