Tips for Parents of Young Workers

How to Determine Which Summer Job is Right For Your Teen?

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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.

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Handling Conflicts with a Teenage Worker

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There are many advantages to employing teenage workers, which is why so many companies and businesses choose to do so.  Teenagers are energetic, fast learners, affordable, and rarely show signs of employee burn-out due to their fresh entry into the workforce.  On the other hand, there are issues that tend to arise in the workplace that are only common when employing teenage workers.  How you as an employer handle these situations can determine whether you retain good teenage help for years to come, or whether you have to permanently install a “For Hire” sign at the front door.

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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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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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