Today’s teenagers and young adults have more to deal with than their older counterparts may realize. While baby boomers and members of Generation X had fewer luxuries and conveniences growing up than current generations, both Millenials and Generation Z face a unique set of circumstances that are defining the types of teenagers and young adults that they are today. It’s important for us to understand our teens and what they’re going through so that we can offer our very best encouragement and support for them during their most formative years.
Most of us can remember our first summer jobs. The lazy strolls into work, the daydreams about being at the pool or on the beach while we reluctantly served customers or pushed brooms… the experiences we had during our first summer jobs were probably ones that we’ll be able to recall forever. Thinking back on our first summer jobs may even bring up tales of sorrow, anxiety and misery, simply because we hated our first seasonal gig. Others may look back on their summertime work from their teenage years and wish that it had never ended.
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.
If you’re a working teenager, then odds are the government is going to want their share of your earnings. While this doesn’t always seem fair, it’s certainly a part of having a job in the 21st century. Your federal government is the last group of people that you want on your case, especially when they start demanding their portion of your earnings, so it’s crucial that you fully understand the tax implications that come with making money in your country today.
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.