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Jobs for 16 Year Olds

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16 Year Olds Teenagers

When you turn 16 years old you might wonder what kinds of job you can get. Legally, you can work in any job or occupation that has not been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Some hazardous occupations involve manufacturing and storing of explosives, driving a motor vehicle and being an outside helper on a motor vehicle or jobs which duty is to serve or sell alcohol.

We often found 16 year old teenagers working at fast food restaurants, car washes, hotels, golf courses, movie theaters, department stores, retail stores, amusement parks, and even farms. Most 16 year old teenagers take the position of cashier at stores, porters in hotels, caddy at golf course, movie theater attendant, and store clerk.

Some employers that are known to hire 16 year old are Metropark, Tropical Smoothie, Neal Hamil, AMC Theater, Hickory Farms, Quiznos, Cold Stone Creamery, Jack In The Box, Applebee's, Papa John's Pizza, Sonic, Subway, Ben & Jerry's, Rue21, White Castle, Baskin Robbins, Reasor's, Six Flags, Kohl, Domino's Pizza, Boston market, Walmart, Claire's, Ciao Bella Gelato, McDonalds, Smoothie King, Culver's, Publix, Chick-fil-A, Bruster's, Kroger, Cinemark, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell and many more.

Since you are under 18, some employers may require work permit. You can get a work permit form through your high school office or Town Hall office. You must talk to your parents about getting a job as well because they will have to sign your work permit to allow you to work. Once you get you work permit, you need to prepare your resume profile. Your resume should be well structured in order to show that you have good management skill.

Once you have your resume ready, you need to hunt for job vacancies. The easiest way is to get your local newspaper and find the job advertisement page. You should also see your school notice board if there are any part time job information posted. When you are outside, open your eyes wide to see if there any stores or places which are looking for hire. The last thing you can do is to find job information from the internet. Visit teenagers' employment resource which has jobs for 16 year olds section.

To find a job when you are still 16 is not as easy as when you are 18 or older. However, regardless of age, many employers put more emphasis on your work performance. Therefore, starting from the interview section you should show that you are capable and suitable for the work you are applying for. Do not insist on getting big payment especially if you have no working experiences. Your career is actually an investment for the next future job you will apply for.



Mar 30, 2010 8:28am
As a parent, you sometimes have to watch employers who employ 16 year olds, then tend to abuse their good nature and get them to work long hours. I had to step in once when my daughter was 16 and was asked to lock up a store at midnight..
Mar 30, 2010 9:19am
You're absolutely right! Parents still need to monitor their teenagers' work. Many teenagers still don't know their rights and need advice from grown ups regarding to their jobs. Thanks for reminding!
Mar 30, 2010 8:29am
sorry, forgot to say Great Article, I enjoyed it!
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