If your kid is ready to test water, it is better to get the tips and resources to make sure he or she finds a job, which fits his or her needs. And remind him or her safety is the first priority.
Basically we suggest three stages to prepare kids for working readiness.
1. Working at Home
Doing chores or helping parents in a home-based business.
2. Working for experience
Internships and volunteer positions can offer something money can not buy, which is valuable work experience.
3. Working for a paycheck
Some businesses are looking for help; teenagers can start with simple ones.
Working at Home
Parents may compensate your kid for doing regular chores, such as setting dinner table for the family each night, washing dishes etc. It is better to be very clear on what work the kid should do just because he or she is a part of the family, what work if he or she does, he or she will get his or her allowance.
If parents have a home-based business, may ask the kid help on some works he or she can do. For example, to ask kids to do some research on internet.
Developing career goals is an important step in any student’s life, and an internship will help to further those goals they are developed. Internship is one of the best ways to help kids gain working experience as well.
Internship usually demands much more knowledge, effort, and commitment than do traditional summer jobs or part-time jobs, that is why kids benefit from it more. Internships experiences strengthen kids’ resumes and improve the chance to find a job in the future. In addition, internships provide the intern with a real-life application of the principles he or she is learning in school, kids can get a preview of what their career goals are leading toward. Before they have committed themselves to a specific field, interns can evaluate their career goals by learning what types of things they will be doing in that field.
Although some internships do not pay at all, the experience and wealth of knowledge collected during the few months are extremely valuable. Whether kids are offered a great-paying internship or one that does not pay at all, internships are good choices, since they will help kids’ life long career.
Earning a paycheck
Earning a paycheck is a good way to teach a kid the value of money. When he or she has to work for it, he or she becomes less apt to take the money for granted. A $30 game has more meaning when a kid realizes that he or she has had to work four hours to pay for it.
One of the biggest benefits the kid can have from working is the chance to earn his or her own money. This money can be used to gain a measure of independence. Again, to guide the kid to manage his or her money wisely is very important for his or her long-term life. For example, the money made by working can be used to support his or her social life, going to college.
Teens are able to hold most jobs; examples are as helpers at the following locations:
Libraries, Offices, Grocery Stores, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, and Gas Stations.