Job Search Advice And Tips For Teenagers and New Graduates
February 10, 2013  |  Blog

Lots of teenagers and new graduates are facing a big problem ahead. In this economy, finding a job can be a very difficult task.

I once read that if you  “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius. This quote should be key in the new job search tips and advice  in this article. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you commit to finding a great summer job. Will your new job inspire you, energize you and allow you to do great work and have fun at the same time? Will you be working with friendly, outgoing and smart peers like yourself or with talented co-workers and managers? Will your job help people and make the world a better place? Answering these questions should land you a job that you would love and be beneficial to you later on in life. The advancement of technology has led to the development of Social media platforms, for example, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Blogs. These websites are tremendous tools that you have at your disposal. The wealth of human resources that is Facebook and twitter for example, have become an almost certain way of landing a great summer job. Whether on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter, let your friends and followers know that  you’re looking for a job. Even better, tell them what type of job you’re looking for. They may not know of any openings right away, but if they know you’re available, they’ll think of you when a position is available.

A great example of this is Jason. He developed and used his skills and social media to earn money. At the age of 13, he learned leather craft at a summer camp. He lived in a remote community, a place of few employment opportunities. However, Jason made small leather items (key rind holders, belts and wallets) that he could sold at the local market and craft stores in his neighborhood. Because he could provide a service and was determined to produce the highest-quality work, his reputation and his profit margin grew. Soon Jason started taking pictures of his work and posted them on Facebook, which lead to more sales, enabling him to buy larger quantities of leather, which he made into beautifully tooled handbags and purses. These he sold at the local Arts and Crafts stores and though Facebook orders. He began to offer free shipping of his product to neighboring cities, free of charge! Which led to even more sales, soon Jason had more orders than he could fill. Don’t be afraid to take to first step and dream! Talk to your parents, teachers and friends. Use Facebook, Twitter and other sites to make your dream summer job can become a reality. It takes courage, confidence, integrity and hard work to become successful at what ever you want to be. Do so and you will be well on your way to finding a great job, starting a new business or career.

You could be the next one to obtain a great job and start your successful career!

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