Tips for Parents of Young Workers

What Should You Expect In A Part Time Employment Contract?

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Shall I Sign A Contract? What Should You Expect in A Part Time Employment Contract?

When you’re being offered a full or part time job, you may be asked to sign a contract. This is the moment of truth. You’re considering whether you’re ready to take on the job and whether you want to be obligated to the employer in any kind of way. You have made it through the application process, but do you actually want the job you’ve been applying for? Taking a hard look at what you’re going to be doing and what is in the contract may help you to make your decision.

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Job Scam, Watch Out!

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Teens that are looking for work in the 21st century have got their work cut out for them. Not only is the entire world recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but jobs that are available to teenagers seem fewer and farther between. This is in part because so many adults that used to work forty hours a week have settled for part-time positions that used to be held primarily by teenage workers, making job searches more competitive for teenagers.

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How to Help Students Plan For a Long-Term Career?

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As parents, guiding our teenagers and students towards a part-time job can be a pretty easy task.  Usually it’s just a matter of calling up a friend that owns a local deli or shop, or even bringing home a couple of applications from local restaurants.  But helping our kids plan for a long-term career can be a rather intimidating task; after all, it’s only their lives that we’re talking about here.  So how exactly can parents make sure that they’re guiding their kids in the right direction?

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A Smart Way to Skip College in Pursuit of a Job; Raise of NanoDegree

A Smart Way to Skip College in Pursuit of a Job; Raise of NanoDegree

AT&T and Udacity, the online education company founded by the Stanford professor and former Google engineering whiz Sebastian Thrun, announced something meant to be very small: the “NanoDegree.”

At first blush, it doesn’t appear like much. For $200 a month, it is intended to teach anyone with a mastery of high school math the kind of basic programming skills needed to qualify for an entry-level position at AT&T as a data analyst, iOS applications designer or the like.

Yet this most basic of efforts may offer more than simply adding an online twist to vocational training. It may finally offer a reasonable shot at harnessing the web to provide effective schooling to the many young Americans for whom college has become a distant, unaffordable dream.

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Parental Tips for Parents With Gifted Kids

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Raising a gifted child or children can present parents with a unique set of challenges that may leave them feeling overwhelmed or hopeless.  We all want the best for our children, and recognizing that gifted children have special needs early on will help parents be more effective and empathetic to what their gifted youngsters are going through.

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