General Tips on Job Search, Interview, Career for Students, Freelancers and Teens

How to Be Prepared for Your First Interview?

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Tips on Preparation for Your First Interview

So, you turned in your resume and you’ve been asked to come in for an interview. Nervous? Don’t be. This is a standard part of the application process and you can get through it easily. You just need to make sure you’re prepared for the interview and you’re going to do just fine. Here is everything you need to know to get ready for the big day.

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What Are Tax Implications for Working Teens?

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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.

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5 Job Search Tips for Students

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5 Job Search Tips for Students

You may not be completely clear on what you’re passionate about and what you want to do with your life, yet you have to compete with hundreds and thousands other students in the entry job market. The last thing you should do is follow a career path just because you think it’s what you want, without really exploring your options first.

But, you still need a job, so you still need to get your foot in the door. What are the best ways students can do this?

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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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Protecting Your Social Security Number: A Guide for Teens

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Your Social Security Number, or SSN for short, is a nine-digit number that is issued to all United States citizens by the Social Security Administration.  When your SSN is protected and kept private, it can provide you with a wealth of government benefits in the future, namely a supplement to your retirement.  But when your SSN is compromised, stolen, or misused, it can cause mountains of trouble that can leave your credit ruined and your life in a mess.

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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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Why Students and Teenage Workers Should Find a Mentor?

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Why Students and Teenage Workers Should Find a Mentor and Follow a Mentorship Program?

Over the course of our young adult lives we often find ourselves learning things the hard way.  Some teens have a carefree attitude towards giving out their Social Security Numbers, only to become victims of identity fraud.  Others don’t realize how important it is to apply to several colleges instead of a single one, only to get rejected by a choice school without a secondary college to fall back on.

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10 Best Questions When Interviewing a Teenager for Part-Time or Summer Job

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10 Best Questions When Interviewing a Teenager for Part-Time or Summer Job

When you’re looking to hire a teen, you need to go through an interview process. This is a chance for you to get to know the applicant, but it’s also a chance for the teen to get to know your company better. Asking the right questions will help you to get all the information you need about the potential employee and impress them with the knowledge that you know what you’re doing and you’re the company to work for.

Here are 10 great questions you should ask every teen applicant:

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How to Create a Perfect Teen Resume?

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How to Create a Perfect Teen Resume?

So, you’re ready to get your first job? How does your resume look? You don’t have a resume? This is a common scenario for teens looking to get their first job. What do you even put on a resume when you haven’t worked before, right? You’re about to learn how to quickly set up your first resume to impress employers and set yourself apart from the crowd so you can get the job you really want.

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