Student/Teen Job Resources

Summer is almost here, and your student wants a job (or maybe you want them to.)  Long gone are the days of our youth when working in a fast food restaurant, movie theatre (that was mine), or camp counselor are the only options. Today’s students are very web savvy and have online job options available to. Jump to the bottom of the page if you just want the job leads.  Additional leads are posted daily here:

Before you begin, check your state laws on age requirements and then get a resume together. How can I prepare a resume when I have no experience you ask? Easy, focus on your school and volunteer accomplishments. Your resume should include a skill set: such as types 45 wpm, good communication skills, tech savvy, etc. Be sure your resume includes your full name, address, telephone, cell if applicable and email address. Please have a professional sounding email, I prefer first initial and last name, but no matter what please stay away from daddy’s girl or sugarbaby type email addresses. Free email accounts can be found at Gmail, Yahoo, and several others. If you have any type of work experience put it down.  It should look something like this:

           Skill set:                         Add in your own relevant skills

          00/00/00 to 00/00/00     Company Name
                                                Phone Number
                                                Street Address
                                                City, State and zip code

         Job Title:                         Brief description of your duties

Then focus on leadership activities, list those under the heading of leadership activities, this applies to those who have not worked before too. Were/are you an editor for your school newspaper, have you interned somewhere, what organizations do you belong to, put these down. Are you an AP/Honors student who has straight A’s and perfect attendance since elementary school, put it down. Did you volunteer at your church’s vacation bible study last summer? Maybe you just stepped up for a leadership role on the football team, or you're the drum major for your school's band, put it down. All these activities demonstrate commitment, leadership, plus what ever actual skills you used.  Next put your education down, it should like this:

00/00/00 to present        University or College Name
                                      City, State and zip
                                      Field of study

00/00/00 to 00/00/00    Your High School Name
                                     Address, City, State and zip code

                                     Degree earned or field of study

Then gather a list of professional references, people who can support these strengths and accomplishments. You do not need to list the references on your resume, just have them ready, if requested. Be sure to contact these individuals and request their permission to use them as a reference.

Now you’re ready for your job hunt. Analyze what your skills are, and which of those can translate into work. You can apply to the traditional summer jobs of camp counselor, life guard, fast food cook, but here’s a few more options:

Can you write? Here’s a list of site that hire writers on a contract basis:

Can you tutor, try these jobs: 

Great speaking voice, try this one:

Maybe you just want to branch out on your own and blog, try

Perhaps you have great technical skills try: ODesk,  they allow you to bid on a host of freelance jobs, many of these are age 18 and over though. Hire me on oDesk

Try selling on E bay:

You can market your own talent via Face book, My Space, and other networking sites or on Craigslist, use the common sense guidelines listed below when furnishing personal information, and when in doubt ask your parent or other responsible adult. Can you play a musical instrument well enough to teach someone? Can you create a web site, or freelance other graphic arts type work? All of these talents can be marketed into an income.

Some of these jobs have age requirements, and all should be researched. You do not need to pay money to find a job.   Do a search here on my blog for more tips on avoiding scams. Feel free to post a question, and I’ll be happy to answer.   More tips can be found at:
More tips for students and teens
Where will you be working? The entrepreneurial spirit is at its highest when you are young; take advantage of your youth and creativity to start a small business. Use your social networking and superb Internet skills to market what you love to do. Graphic web designers are in high demand, so market those great skills you’ve learned, perhaps you have a gift of writing, there are tons of writing jobs on the web, some have age requirements, and others don’t. Or market those other talents you have by becoming a party planner or offer tutoring/ music lessons, the opportunities are endless, and people want your fresh approach and novel ideas. If none of these spark your interest than check out the paid internships below.
Just one word of caution, use the same common sense you would use on FB, My Space, etc, when providing personal information to a prospective employer. If you do not have any information on the employer, other than a login site or email address, send an email of inquiry providing a summary of your qualifications, with your first initial and last name only.  Request they provide you with company details. Then you can research the company. Do not provide your home address, date of birth, social security number or other personal information until you have verified this company.

Researching an organization can be done through:

• Better Business Bureau,

• State licensing,

• Rip Off Report,

• Web of Trust,

• or simply Google “company name + scam” and see what comes up. For online companies, feel free to visit my favorite job forums listed to your right, and ask a question. Works at homers are a friendly helpful bunch and will be happy to assist you. If you are over eighteen these forums are valuable tools for working at home. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions here too. For additional info on avoiding scams visit:   Below are the latest paid internships.  Check back frequently for job updates.

Task Based Projects for Students/Teens
June 22, 2011

Experts’ w/Piaxazza

Experts w/Just
Expert Writers w/

Cha Cha Guides/Experts

Freelance Transcription w/Scribie

Music Reviewers w/SlicethePie

Database Helpers w/Driver’s Guide

Watch videos
Answer Questions

Mobile Based Task Rewards

Special Note:  These jobs are not all researched, so please do your own due dilligence before providing personal information. 

Student Internships or Job Leads
June 14, 2011
Check the job lead page daily for even more jobs!

Web Social Media Intern

Web Design Intern

Writers w/Knowledge Writing

Illustrators and Writers for Young Readers

Writers w/

Website Testers

May 26, 2011

Apple at Home Advisors

Operations Research Intern w/CTC (Johnstown, PA)

Social Media Intern w/Zylie the Bear

Marketing Intern w/Rogers Corporation

Summer Internship w/McGraw Hill (NY)

Social Media Online Marketing Intern w/Bionee Organic (NY)

Student Journalists w/AOL

Social Media Copywriter w/Alloy Media and Marketing

Film/Production Internships

Topic Guides and Video Producers w/

Research Intern – Paid
Internet Brands

Marketing Intern
Work at home

Legal Intern – Chicago w/telecommute

Disney Intern – Not a work from home position

For more intern or jobs for students use the search engines below. These will be mostly non work from home jobs, but you may still find something interesting. Snag a job offers all the retail establishments hiring in your area. You may find it helpful to register and have leads emailed directly to you. or

Apply for jobs for teens on Snagajob

 For some quick easy money, join my recommended survey sites. These sites have all been verified as legitimate sites that do not spam you, you are NOT required to pay anything, enroll in something, or apply for credit cards or magazines, and most important they pay in a timely fashion. Some are available for age 14 and up (needs parent approval). Just click on the links below, both are verified and recommended sites.

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1 comment:

Ayme' said...

Thanks so much, this post was so intriguing, would it be okay for me to use some of the jobs you have posted here for my blog, such as the free-lance writting ones for my next project?

By the way, I might just do (opinion outpost as my 3rd project, and if I do I'll be sure to register under your referral). Thanks so much and i'll be sure to give you credit for helping me find project #2... =]