When it comes to helping your teen get their first job it can certainly be a challenge. Part of the problem is that a lot of the searching can now be done online. This is probably not a problem for most children, but more of a problem for the parents who are trying to help. What if your child has decided that they would like a job that allows them to work at home so that they can pursue other goals, like a special musical talent? Well, fortunately for them finding a work at home job has gotten a lot easier over the past few years. To help you get started I created a simple list of tips.
Right skills needed
To start with you will need to make sure that they have the right skills in order to enable them to work from home. In most cases this includes some type of computer technical ability. If they are already learning some of these skills at school they may be able to put them to work. If they are not already taking classes that will enable them to do this, now is a good time to start.
It’s important that your teen understand that they will still probably have to go in for a physical interview. So you will have to work with them on their interview skills. For example they need to understand the importance of eye contact, and answering questions clearly.
Do your research
Take the time to research the different types of positions that are available for their age group. Remember that each work at home company has different requirements, so they may need to do some additional research and improve some of the skills in order to get the online job. You can ask teachers if they know of any jobs that you can do online, since they may know of a few sites. If you really want to find work online and you make the effort than you will.
Odd jobs online
The harsh reality is that it can be very difficult for teens who are under the age of 18 to get a good online job. However there are plenty of odd jobs that they can get to earn a few dollars here and there. For example, they could sign up for a few survey sites. Survey companies are always looking for teens to try products. You may need your parent to sign up first, and then you try the products under their name. The bottom line is that you have to look for the jobs that you want.