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    Alex Glenn
    Oct 13 th, 2016
    How To-Job No Comments

    VIDEO: Getting a Job as a Teenager

    Speaker: Hey all! This is Lauren. I’m back again with you guys. Stay for a new video and this one is all about getting your first job. Or maybe just getting a job in general because as a college student or as kids in high school, we really want our own money and we don’t want to have to ask our parents for everything; And we can buy something. So, it’s kind of nice to have your own bank accounts and your own money to go buy what you want, buy your clothes, buy your make-up, buy stuff for making YouTube videos or whatever your hobbies are… that kind of thing. It’s nice to not have to ask your parents with that. So, I’m going to tell you guys, how you can get your first job and tips and tricks that will really be helpful for you guys. Or tips and tricks for just getting a job in general if you guys need a little refresher on kind of what to do for an interview. But first thing I can say especially for someone who’s looking for a first job is apply everywhere. Don’t be super-duper selected like you’re probably going to end up somewhere that’s not the best place ever. But it’s getting that experience and getting something on your resume to show our future companies that you have had those experience working with a manager, in like certain settings, and doing stuffs like that. So, getting that kind of experience might not be the funnest thing but it will definitely help you in the long run. I know my first job, I actually worked on AppleBees, and I was a hostess / busgirl, we call them SA (Server Assistants) and honestly, like, it was pretty hard money being a service assistant. You get like a spout share from all the server’s up in the night. It was a nice little chunk of cash for you to have, you know, once a week or whatever. So, applying anywhere is definitely a good idea, you’ll have more options at once, like someone starts a few. So back, to number 2 is when you’re going into an interview, dress to impress. It doesn’t matter where you’re going to interview. You need to be dressing your best at all times. And this means to be very careful, you want to be very conservative. Girls, you know, neckline and they need to be a little bit higher and then your skirt lengths don’t need to be super short. You can never go wrong with a simple pencil skirt with a blouse and blazer and some flats. It’s honestly a simple outfit and it looks very professional. And if you’re not into skirts, you know a nice pair of black dress pants or slacks always works as well. But definitely, don’t go into an interview thinking you don’t need to dress up because you want to make a really good first impression on the company or the business that you’re gonna be working for, regardless of who they are and what they do. Step 3 is to go ahead and practice interview question. So, go ahead and grab your mom, grab your brother, or sister something, family, a friend, and have them asking you questions that are typical of interviews. So, things maybe like, what are you looking to get out of this job? Why should we hire you? What makes you unique? What are your strength? What are your weaknesses. Very typical like interview questions. So, you have an idea what you want to say and it’ll help you get more confident in answering these types of questions. So, and easy thing for you to do is go on Pinterest or just Google interview questions, you’ll find a ton of different ones and that way, you can go ahead and start kind of practicing your answers. I do this before every interview I have regardless of how many times I’ve had interviews. And it usually helps because that way it really calms me down and I know a lot about what topics I want to mention for certain questions. Tip 4 is when you’re going into interview, make sure you are competent. Be confident and in yourself, and how you’re holding yourself in a good posture and you want to talk loud enough that they can… *murmurs* yeah. You don’t want to talk like that. You’re gonna be making eye contact with the person. Use your hands when your talking and really provide a lot of examples for yourself. This kind of ties with the next step which is you’re selling yourself. So, now I’m like a creepy statue, hey that’s weird, but like you want to tell them that you’re going to be the best candidate. Why they’re going to want you as an employee. And show them that you are qualified, and you have gotten experience from other things even if you’ve never had a first job, you can really pull things from like your school if you have an awesome GPA in your high school. Include that in there, or if you’re in other clubs in high school definitely include that or even team’s gonna be like I have been on a soccer team for eight years now and we have a very structured schedule. And I’ve learned about like time management and really like pushing myself. Use those kind of things for granted you know. You don’t have to already have a job on your resume to get experience. So, really pull from the things that you’ve done no matter what they are and kind of put that out there and be like this what’s I’m pulling, you want to hire me because I’m going to make your business awesome. Tip 6 is do not forget your resume, again this goes with no matter where you are going, bring a copy of your resume. If you don’t have one, I recently post all or some of my resumes which can be pretty similar to like normal resume. So, I will have my blog link below for you to go find that and use that though, like google the sample resumes and just make a simple one. Usually just include your basic information, maybe any club you’re part of and things that they taught you, as well as any community service; maybe your GPA or your grades from school, that kind of stuff. And then maybe 2 or 3 references for them to kind of contact to be like, oh how is this girl? How does she work under pressure, and it can be like a mentor or a coach, a teacher, like lots of different people who have never had a job before? The tip I have for you guys is come prepared with questions to ask them. And this is something I think will really make you stand out as an applicant. When you are doing your interview. Ask them questions like which I hear back from your proposition, what does the typical day usually include or what dues I would be required for etcetera. Like questions like that and then again you can google and Pinterest these kind of questions asked as well. And this is going to make you look like you’re interested in the company, are interested in the business, and you’re really looking forward to the job. And that’s going to kind of give you a step up from other applicants who are just coming up I don’t have any questions, bye and them leave. You know it’s going to have a really good impression on you. That is all the tips I have for you today on getting your first job or just getting a job in general. If you guys have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. Do not forget to subscribe to this channel and my blog channel which is always link down below. Again there is this video, these are just my tips, I’m not a professional or anything on careers and stuff. But if you have more tips that could be useful, definitely leave them in the comments for other people to check out on me because I know that’s really, really helpful for them. Alright guys, I hope you guys have a great week ahead of you or a great day and I will see you all in my next video. Bye guys.S