Where should I get a job and how?

I'm 18, and up until now I mostly worked odd-jobs with members of my family. I had one "real" job working at a peanut plant, but it was offered to me because my uncle worked there and they needed the help, so I didn't have to apply or anything. First of all, I can't really decide where I want to work. The only thing I know is that fast-food is out of the question. I've been told some real horror stories about that, and it seems like a very stressful type of job. Most other places I can think of (grocery stores, video stores, etc.) seem okay, but I'm not a really "talkative" type of person, so I don't think I'd do very well as a cashier. Secondly, who do I talk to? I don't really know who to ask for an application or anything. I should add that I just graduated high school. I'm trying to find a part-time summer job to get some extra money for college.

Asked By: Odysseus J - 5/21/2007
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I think I speak for most of the American population when I say that it's okay, and actually better, to not be a chatty cashier... More
Answered By: Zeebarista - 5/21/2007
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Answered By: megan - 5/21/2007
Create a web site, OR be an intern.
Answered By: Mellie - 5/21/2007
You could stock shelves at the grocery store. To get a job anywhere, just approach a manager and ask them about the process. If they are interested in hiring the manager will tell you all you need to know. Make sure you have a decent appearance (neat and well groomed) though, it will help a lot to get a job. Also... More
Answered By: audiA4isawesome - 5/21/2007
Try signing up with local temporary agencies or look at your local newspaper online for opportunities in your area. You could also cold call companies in your area to see if they are hiring for entry level staff, ask for their human rescources department to inquire. There are quite a few job search engines online as... More
Answered By: Sam - 5/21/2007
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