Job Interview Questions for Teens

job interview questions for teens

In a job interview, keep in mind that the best answer is always the real answer. It is wrong if you totally make up or pretend it because honesty will result in trust. But, if you think you can make it happen, say it out loud too.

The following are some examples of questions commonly asked to teenagers in job interviews:

Job Interview Questions Where the Answer is Already in Your Head

  • How old are you?
  • Are you currently in school?
  • Do you have a working permit?
  • Do you have a valid driving license?
  • Do you have a food handlers card?
  • Do you have SSN?
  • If hired, would transportation to work be a problem?

Job Interview Questions You Must Prepare the Answers Before

  • What hours are you available?
  • When are you able to start?
  • Can you work on holidays and weekends?
  • Can you work on evenings?

Job Interview Questions that Needs Deeper Thinking

  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Are you able to work under pressure?
  • Do you like working alone or with others?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • Why are you interested in this job?
  • How do you get along with different people?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

If you are wondering what answer should I give – it’s easy and even free: modify the following framework about yourself (copy and paste to Microsoft Word or Google Docs), then log in to ChatGPT or Google Gemini, type in prompt “Make a QnA for a job interview from the following information“, copy and paste the framework you have filled in and you should have the questions and answers guide that will satisfy the questioner.

Personal Information

Age: [Insert Age Here]
Currently in School: [Yes/No] (If yes, specify grade level)
Working Permit: [Yes/No]
Driver’s License: [Yes/No] (If yes, specify type of license)
Food Handlers Card: [Yes/No] (if applicable)
SSN: [Yes/No] (Can confirm ability to obtain if needed)


Transportation Issues: [Yes/No] (If yes, elaborate on limitations)
Available Work Hours: [List specific days and times]
Start Date Availability: [Indicate earliest possible start date]
Weekend Availability: [Indicate availability for weekend shifts]
Evening Availability: [Indicate availability for evening shifts]

Skills and Experience

Strengths: [List 2-3 strengths relevant to the job, e.g., communication, teamwork, problem-solving]
Weaknesses: [List 1 weakness and how you’re working to improve it, e.g., time management (using a planner)]
Working Under Pressure: [Describe your ability to handle stressful situations and prioritize tasks]
Working Style Preference: [Indicate preference for independent or team-oriented work, or ability to adapt to both]

Motivation and Future Goals

Interest in the Company: [Mention what attracted you to the company, e.g., reputation, values]
Interest in the Job: [Explain why you’re interested in this specific role and its connection to your skills]
Interpersonal Skills: [Describe your ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse people]
Value Proposition: [Highlight what makes you a strong candidate and how you can contribute to the company]
Future Goals: [ Briefly mention your long-term career aspirations]