If you’re a bit older, maybe you look fondly back on your first job. You remember that first interview and the cold sweat that broke out during it. You remember the soreness of an honest day’s work. The dismay at that meager paycheck. The hard work it took to get that job in the first place.
Nowadays, young people have this newfangled thing called the Internet to help them out. And there’s no shortage of Websites clamoring over themselves offering their services.
Myfirstpaycheck.com hopes to fill a void by developing a "job posting website for teens, by teens."
Right now, it’s not much of a job posting website, as jobs are only posted in three cities (DC, New York, Philly). However, it does have some great resources for teens looking to explore work.
Let’s go to some pros and cons to simplify things:
* Simple, clear website layout
* Valuable resources such as a résumé builder, cover letter tips, and practical advice from those in the workforce
* Easy to use job-posting and job-viewing system
* Limited number of job postings
* The website is fairly new, and I know how flaky teenagers can be. If it is really run by two teenagers, how long will it be around?
If you’re a college hopeful my first word of advice is to focus on school-work and extra-curricular activities. Those will help you much more if you’re hoping to get into college than a job. That being said, a job can be a useful experience and can give you a taste of the working environment.
Myfirstpaycheck.com has resources that may be useful for a young job seeker. The site is planning to expand its job-posting range nationwide by the end of the spring, so if you’re looking for a summer job, it may be worth checking out.
This is a guest post by Steve Krager.
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