You need money for everything - movies, concerts, food, surf lessons. So if you want to do more than lay on the couch this summer, you're gonna need some cash. Since you're too young to play the lottery, why not find yourself a summer job? Follow these tips and you'll be spending your first paycheck in no time!
Summer Job Search Dos
Make a resume. You probably have more experience than you think. Volunteer work, babysitting, walking the neighbor's dog - it all counts. Don't forget to spell check!
Ask around. About 80% of jobs aren't advertised, so make sure your friends and family know you're looking. They might be able to hook you up.
Do your homework. We know this sucks, but just take a little time to find out about the company you're applying to before you go to an interview. The interviewer will be totally impressed you already know stuff about 'em.
Summer Job Search Don'ts
Be a slob. Make sure you dress nicely both when you hand out resumes and when you go for interviews.
Answer your cell phone in an interview. In fact, it should be turned off before you enter the interview. If you forget and it rings, immediately apologize to the interviewer and turn it off without answering it.
Never, Ever Do This!
These are just a few of the crazy things actual people have done in job interviews!
A woman wore a Walkman during her job interview, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.
A guy said he would show his loyalty to the company by having its logo tattooed on his arm, if he was hired.
A woman interrupted the interviewer to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer the questions.
i mean, theres no way reason for her to get upset bc u hav to think about school before anything social. so all u hav to do is tell her hey im sry but i rly hav to work on school right now and once i get tht situated then maybe i can come over to ur house and stay the night.
My best friend is always wanting me to spend the night at her house, but because she keeps irritating me about it, i can't get my school work done and now i'm falling behind.
How do I tell her how I feel without hurting her feelings?
I keep saying stupid things and messing up with my friends and now they hate me. /.\ Don't say "they don't deserve you" or something, because I don't deserve them. They're great friends and I'm just... stupid.
I'm sorry dear but things do get better and its not your fault. Everyone messes up, its just a part a life. If you need to talk and explain to me with more info you can, I'm here. :)
^^This. You're not stupid either. Everybody makes mistakes and messes things up.