We recently asked a few questions as part of our expert series to the owners of Sugarbush Farm in Vermont. The purpose of the interview was to hear from small business owners about what a teenage job seeker should be preparing themselves for. We even asked for advice about teens who may want to start a business one day. Enjoy!
I came across a great article today that I thought I’d share for those who may be struggling with creating their first resume. I’ll summarize my takeaways, and then share the article with you. “Think of a resume as an advertisement for yourself.” This is a great way to put it, as you should have the end in mind when you set out to create a resume from scratch. Think about your life experiences and achievements and ask which are the most compelling that might want to make a prospective employer meet you.
If you’ve landed your first job interview, you are probably nervous about it. I would say “don’t be!” but I know that is a lost cause. It is normal to be nervous, but you should be prepared. What you’ll find is that when you are prepared, the things you’ve practiced will come back at the …
You have probably heard during the recent recession that young people were particularly impacted by the high unemployment numbers. In fact, in 2010 Black teens had an unemployment rate over 46% and White teens were around 25%, according to the Department of Labor. In 2012, the numbers were greatly improved. Also according to this report, The jobless rate for whites was 14.9 percent, compared with 28.6 percent for blacks, 14.4 percent for Asians, and 18.5 percent for Hispanics. So what does this mean for you finding a job this Summer?