What is a good job for a really busy teenager?
I am 17. I play hockey everyday of my life. I just made it to the national camp, I am trying out for the olympics in may and I have to worry about hockey scholarships. I have no time for a real job, but I want to have some of my own money. My parents give me money, but I want a little of my own! Please help!
I don't want to do any paid surveys online.
Asked By: Dani - 5/5/2009
First, ignore all of the answers that tell you to go to a certain website. Most of this are not reliable, and if anything they take your money!
You may have to get your worker's permit first, before you do some of these...
For you, the best job is something where you can create your own hours.
Try doing yard work for neighbors.
You can work at a fast-food place.
If that doesn't work, a restaurant -- you could be a waiter/waitress, usher, hostess, clean tables, etc.
You could also work at a conservation center, local park, library,or community centre. There's many things you can do at places like that :)
You can volunteer for camps in the summer, even at daycares if you wish.
You can try a local doctor's office. I'm 14, and my friend has a job filing papers at our doctor's office.
Try creating your own service -- dog walking, babysitting, etc.
You can bag groceries and stock shelves at a food market.
An ice cream shop?
Maybe a newspaper.
A farm, perhaps? ("Pick-Your-Own" farms would do just as well.)
If you're good at designing, maybe try web design, interior design or fashion design.
You can wash and clean hair at a hair salon.
How about a bowling alley?
An amusement park.
If your city/town has annual fairs each year, vollunteer there, so in future resumes you can have something valuable to put on. :)
A video store, such as Blockbuster?
There are actually tons of places that should hire teens. All you have to do is look. :)
Most, even all, of these options are part-time, so you may just have a time-slot that works well for you.
If finding a job doesn't work, time to be inventive.
Create and hand out fliers around your neighborhood, offering you to do things such as gardening, yard work, filing, babysitting, cleaning -- anything you are good at and willing to do.
If you really feel confident about doing work for local neighbors (tutoring, cleaning, dog walking, etc.), ask your school princible to hand out letters to parents around your school, or post them somewhere you know is safe, so that you know your customers are trustworthy.
Good luck! :)
Answered By: ☮ & ♥ - 5/5/2009