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Considering Your First Job?

Here are some of the best options for the first time.

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Considering Your First Job?

Before you seek out your first job, be sure to pick up your working papers from the Guidance Office

Before you seek out your first job, be sure to pick up your working papers from the Guidance Office

Photo by Phoebe Lawson

Before you seek out your first job, be sure to pick up your working papers from the Guidance Office

Photo by Phoebe Lawson

Photo by Phoebe Lawson

Before you seek out your first job, be sure to pick up your working papers from the Guidance Office

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It is very important to get a job in your teen years. No matter how little you work, or make, it teaches you a lot about the value of money, a sense of responsibility, and balancing your life appropriately. Another benefit to having a job in your teen years is learning how to professionally communicate with people in a workplace. These are all imperative things to your adult life when you have a career.

Along with the benefits of gaining experience and independence, you may also find yourself building close relationships with your coworkers.

Here are some of the different types of first-time jobs that a teen can get:

Baby-sitting

Baby-sitting is a common job for a multitude of reasons. This position can teach you the meaning of authority, while providing you with flexible work hours which is vital in your teen years.

Retail

For those who consider themselves a “people person”, retail is a great choice because it offers you the chance to work with people face to face with all different mentalities. This job keeps you on your feet and will not leave you feeling bored whether you are stocking shelves or working with customers.

Food Service

Jobs in this field teach you a lot about quick thinking and staying on your toes. It changes your perspective on people who work in this sort of an industry because of what hard work it is. You are especially taught the value of money in this industry due to how much of the money made in tips.

Although it may not seem like teenagers have many options in the work field, these are just a few of the many opportunities to consider for your first job. All of which come in handy for more than just a simple paycheck.

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Juliet DiDomenico, Staff Writer

Grade 12

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." ~Robert Frost

Phoebe Lawson, Staff Writer and RTV editor

Grade 11

"Do you own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore."

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