If you're 14-years-old and can't find a job, don't worry, you're not alone. In fact, many minors find it hard to secure a job.Why? Well, although there are many places you can work, some employers may frown on hiring someone so young because there are restrictions on how many hours minors can work. In general, most states require minors to get a work permit signed by their employer. The work permit lays out restrictions, such as how many hours a day or week a minor can work, or until what...Read Full Story
So, you did a job search, went to interviews and now you've secured a job. Now what?Well the first thing you should do is get your employer to sign a work permit, so you can legally begin to work. Getting a work permit is really quite simple to do. You're high school should have a career center, if it doesn't, go to the main office and ask where you can find a work permit.Once you get your hands on a work permit, simply take it to your employer, have it signed, take it back to school and your...Read Full Story
So, you're 14-years-old and looked for a part-time job, and just can't seem to find one. Don't worry, there are other options.It's time to look into getting paid, under the table. Although this might sound highly shady, it's not so bad. There are a number of basic services you can offer that allow you to get paid on a semi-normal basis, but not at legal establishments such as restaurants and grocery stores.Think of some services that you may be able to offer, such as babysitting, lawn mowing...Read Full Story
I think that it is not fair that people look at all kids the same and always looking at the bad instead of the positive b/c i am a responsible soon to be 14 year child so some people should make it easier and give young responsible kids like me a job b/c i been wanting a job for the longest.... :(Read Full Story
Tom Cruise's son Connor is a 14-year-old actor. At the age of 14 you can legally work in the United States, still it's hard for most minors to find a job. Why is this? Because even though you are allowed to work, you must still obtain a work permit from your school, and there are limits on how many hours you can work during a single day, or week.
Because of this, many employers choose not to hire minors in their establishments because working with their schedules sometimes proves to be too difficult. Still there are options.
We've provided you with a list of possible job opportunities. Remember, even thought you're a minor, still apply at any establishment you would like to work at. What's the worst they can do? Turn you down. But if you get the job, you're set.
Some Places to Apply Restaurants - You can work as a host, cashier, dishwasher or bus boy/girl Cafes/Delis/Bakeries Ice Cream Shops/Candy Stores Fast Food Restaurants Grocery Stores Retail Stores Hotels/Bed and Breakfasts Movie Theaters Amusement Parks Sports Complexes/Facilities Municipal Parks (City/County) Gas Stations Officies - You may be able to get a job working at the front desk of an office If you're CPR certified try getting a job at a local pool or gym Local Paper - You can deliver newspaper on a paper route
If You Can't Seem to Find a Job If you can't seem to find a job, don't worry, you have a number of other options
Ask neighbors if you can mow their lawn or garden for a weekly fee. If you live somewhere that snows, shovel driveways. Walk dogs in the neighborhood. Become a babysitter or a nanny for family, friends or neighbors. Go to the local church or nursery and see if they need any help with their children's programs. If you live in an apartment complex that is privately owned, ask the manager if they need help cleaning or doing basic mainentance for a small fee. Wash cars on the weekends. If there are elderly people in your neighborhood, ask if you can do anything for them, like pick up groceries once or twice a week for a small fee. If you live near a farm, see if you can help out with daily tasks.
Remember, be persistent, professional and creative when it comes to looking for a job.