anyone can get a job.
Big national companies such as Wal-mart, Target,
McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and others often need new
people. They will hire senior citizens, part-time workers,
or teenagers without experience.
If you frequent these places, you'll probably like working
there. Ask to fill out
an application and you're likely to land a job.
ask for your name, address, phone
number and date you can begin work.
In addition, you (the job
will list your
education, skills and work history.
volunteer work, too. Be prepared to list previous employment dates and
contact information. Be neat, thorough, positive and
follow directions on the application.
will need a Social
Security number and identification proving citizenship,
such as a driver’s license.
The Social Security number is necessary for tax
If you don’t have one, you can get one at the
Social Security office in your city.
See their website by clicking
employer pays a salary,
or a fixed sum of money, to its employees on a regular
beginning jobs pay only minimum
Minimum wage is the least amount of money an
employer can legally pay its workers by state law. You don’t
need special skills for these jobs, and you
will typically be trained your first week on the job.
job search is for a professional, technical, administrative,
or managerial job, you will need a resume to give to a
prospective employer. Applications for
many clerical and sales positions also require a resume.
A resume (click
to see a sample) has the same kind of things on it that a
job application does. It has information about your
education, job history, and what position you are looking
for. Think of it as your own personal sales
presentation of your abilities and experience.
Some people include
names and addresses of their references, or simply state “references
available on request.”
Your references are people who will vouch for you when the
company asks them about you.
you have access to a computer with word processing software,
you may have a resume “template” or form that you can
use to create your resume. Or you can pay a resume service
to craft one for you. It should be printed in black ink on
good quality paper.
In today's job market, you may find employers want your resume emailed to them. For help creating a winning online resume, click here.
The next step in your job hunt is to ask friends and relatives for help.
Ask them to pass your resume to potential employers.