Tips for Students Seeking A Summer Job

Job Coach Randy Wooden,  Director of the Professional Center by Goodwill, gives us some practical tips for students seeking out that first job or Summer job.

Info: http://www.goodwill.org/blog/career-and-financial-advice/helping-teens-land-that-first-job/

Teens: Tips for Landing that Summer Job

  1. Be realistic

Won’t make much money

Won’t be glamorous.

Working with the public?  Away from people?

 

  1. Networking

Friends already working

Neighbors

Family members

 

  1. Resume

Hard and/or soft skills

Volunteerism

Extra-curricular activities

Employment history

 

Plus…

Show up in person

Bring a resume

Dress appropriately

 

Your appearance

Clothing

Grooming

Body language

Handshake / Eye contact

 

Interview and Follow Up

Be on time / early

Attitude / enthusiasm

Research the company

Practice your answers

Send thank you

 

The ‘Professional Center by Goodwill’ is located inside the Goodwill Industries building off University Parkway and Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem     (336) 464-0516

www.GoodwillProfessionalCenter.org

 

Check out Randy’s articles http://www.goodwill.org/author/randy-wooden/

 

Reminders…

*LinkedIn event every Thursday from 9 to noon…

 

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm