What's a good first job for a 16 year old boy?

I am 16 and looking for a good part-time job. I absolutely love cars and I am planning a carrer as an auto salesman. For now, i am open to just about anything that pays decent. I do not want to work at a fast food place! PLEASE HELP!

Asked By: Tim R - 6/1/2008
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I'm a car salesman who was previously a career counselor. At our dealership which sells European brands, the 16 year olds we employ work primarily as porters. A porter might wash cars, move cars, or act as drivers when the dealership needs to give a ride to a service client or deliver a car. Our porters enjoy their... More
Answered By: siralanofed - 6/3/2008
Additional Answers (20)
Car wash
Answered By: KAT - 6/1/2008
wal mart, sams club, lowes check out a mall
Answered By: pat in the hat - 6/1/2008
burger king, there are pretty slow dont worry
Answered By: Eligh - 6/1/2008
Help out with auto-detailing at a dealorship, or car rental business. wang?
Answered By: Paximads - 6/1/2008
Answered By: dillon l - 6/1/2008
first off, you need something easy. like save-on-foods or some grouchery store
Answered By: Ryan R - 6/1/2008
car wash maybe???? or maybe in a convent store in the tire/ car section
Answered By: Kim Oanh B - 6/1/2008
probably the best and easiest/most flexible thing for now would be like a clerk for a grocery store or something... i wouldn't get into careers for jobs this early...
Answered By: pittpiratesgirl - 6/1/2008
i would perfer a fast food restaurant just to get you started but there is really else........or how about a grocery store
Answered By: Tiffany B - 6/1/2008
dont listen to thos efools wal mart only hires 18+ lol and anyways try a local grocery store or something or you could even start a lawn business but it's not suggested I worked at my church daycar and then at a local IGA peace btw car wash?? what the heck people?? car washes are automatic lol
Answered By: AJ H - 6/1/2008
How about Auto shops they are always looking for a starter person plus it will help you learn some of the salesman tricks.
Answered By: js6571 - 6/1/2008
like wal mart or something like bagging or being a cart boy it helped for my brother
Answered By: girly - 6/1/2008
You could try working at a retail business. Check the mall. If you have any special skills, be sure to think about jobs connected to them. (Good at computers? Get a tech support job... More
Answered By: Arthus E - 6/1/2008
Hi Tim. I'm not sure what types of jobs that deal with cars that would hire you... More
Answered By: Taylor B - 6/1/2008
I sell real estate and would love it if I could find a 16 year old with a vehicle to put up and remove for sale signs, directional signs, fill info boxes with flyers, deliver paperwork, even mow lawns for vacant homes. I'm sure if you marketed yourself correctly to local Realtors you could be hired by several for this... More
Answered By: jenniabeck - 6/1/2008
First thought would be to work at a car-wash or valet. I have cousins who are car obsessed that park cars for the casinos out here and they get to park their fantasy cars (and some not so nice ones that smell weird on the inside... More
Answered By: Sassy - 6/1/2008
I would say Subway Restaurant. It gives you plenty of customer service experience, you learn to work fast, and it teaches you register work (which will look good on a resume for any other part-time jobs).
Answered By: Carter - 6/1/2008
at stop and shop.cvs. maybe even a gas station. a summer job you could train to be a lifeguard.(its a plus you get girls) tabacco working gets alotta cash something you can do now that you really like
Answered By: starkie - 6/1/2008
Like you my son did not want to work in fast food. He could not wait to turn 16 so he could make money of his own. He worked at the local grocery store and started minimum wage as bag boy. Easy work. He was not lazy as some were and was promoted to helping in produce department. Within a year he was assistant to... More
Answered By: Jenny C - 6/1/2008
Start online based home job.
Answered By: Gulliver - 6/2/2008
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