Employee is a person who is hired to do a specific job for wages or salary and is under the employer’s control. Being employed means you have to follow the process of being hired, understand the roles and responsibilities of your work, and feel the pressure of being a subordinate. It doesn’t sound fun at all right?
What motivate you of having a job?
So what is the main reason you want to work? Besides having and developing job experiences, skills and knowledge, money is probably the main trigger. Ray Kroc, McDonalds’s founder, once said that “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours”.
Do you know that sports and volunteer jobs for teens might help you into college rather than working for a wages?
What will you experience if you decide to work?
If you are sure you are ready to pursue a career, then you should understand that you will
- interact with new people with various temperaments
- be responsible with money
- learn completely new things
- do more physical labor for hours
- have very less leisure time
Career Readiness Quiz
Take 3 minutes to complete the following 15 questions quiz
What jobs teen can apply?
Jobs with minimum high school diploma / GED or without minimum education requirement such as the followings:
|Cook, Grill Cook, Line Cook|
|Crew Member, Team Member, Sales Associate, Bagger|
|Food Preparation Worker, Deli Clerk, Dietary Aide, Prep Cook|
|Food Server, Server, Waiter, Waitress, Bus Boy|
|Dish Machine Operator, Dish Room Worker, Dishwasher, Kitchen Steward|
|Greeter, Hospitality Coordinator, Host, Hostess|
|Aquarist, Dog Groomer, Groomer, Kennel Attendant|
|Recreation Attendant, Ride Operator, Service Representative, Ski Lift Operator|
|Cashier, Checker, Clerk, Counter Clerk, Customer Service Representative|
|Art Model, Artist’s Model, Figure Model, Model|
What things exactly are employers seeking from job seekers?
The National Associations of Colleges and Employers, NACE, published eight competencies that employers are looking for in job seekers.