Many teens today are looking for jobs. Some of you want some spending money, or are saving for a car, some may even be helping out with the bills at home. Whatever your reason for looking to get employed, having experience is necessary. I know you are all saying “How can I have experience, this is my first time finding a job?” Believe me I know what you are thinking, but there are a lot of things that you can do now to gain experience.
Teen Advisor.com tells us that work experience can be a paid or volunteer position. Which includes things like community service or volunteer opportunities. Lucky for you community service and volunteer opportunities are everywhere. Volunteer Match.org is a great place to find opportunities to help large organizations. If smaller groups and settings are a better match for you check with your local schools and churches.
The key to looking good to future employers is being involved, accountable, and driven. Good luck to you all in your future “work experience” opportunities.