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Jobs For 18 Year Olds

Turning 18 years of age has several benefits and responsibilities that come with it because, at that age, you are considered a young adult. This means you are now qualified to do many of the jobs you were previously not permitted to when you were younger. If you are new adult or know someone who is, the information provided here on jobs for 18-year-olds is helpful when looking for a job.

Getting a Job

The good news about finding job as an 18-year-old is that you no longer have to be denied of your desired jobs due to legal restrictions. You can take up any job without any limitation on the number of hours you can work. The only problem you are somewhat likely to have is experience requirement – this may not be an issue if you have worked on a job or two before turning 18. It is not the end of the world, though, if you have no job experience, as you may still be able to land jobs requiring such by highlighting skills you possess and which are relevant to the jobs in focus. Most jobs for 18-year-olds pay around minimum wage, but some employers may still pay you youth minimum wage of $4.25 for the first 90 days of your employment.

Some Jobs for 18 Year Olds

Tutor/Coach

As an 18-year-old, you are probably about completing high school or already in college. There should be one or two subjects you are good at and love. You can make money with this knowledge by tutoring students in lower classes. It may well be a case of you being good at a particular sport. You can use your sport skills to land a job in a sport or recreation center, or you may offer private lessons.

Tour guide

You may get a job as a tour guide if you are the sociable and outgoing type. You must also have a good knowledge of the area where you will be working to be able to get this sort of job. Working as a tour guide can be quite fun and you may be able to make new friends as well.

Waiter/Waitress/Hostess

This is a common job for teenagers, even for those younger than 18. Working as a waiter enables you improve on your people skills since you will have to deal with different types of characters in the course of your work. This job can be quite flexible, ensuring your school work is not compromised. The tips you get every now and then sweetens the deal better.

Wed designer

With many young people adept in the use of technology these days, it is not uncommon to find those good in coding and designing websites. If you are good in designing or editing websites, you can actually provide yourself a job with these skills. Working as a web designer can help you earn much more than most other jobs for 18-year-olds.

Virtual assistant

Majority of businesses now operate online, increasing their need for virtual assistance. From the comfort of your home or campus room, you can work as a virtual assistant doing a variety of tasks, including replying emails, to help keep these businesses running. These jobs are often very flexible as well.

When you have specific jobs for 18-year-olds you are interested in, you can further boost your chances of landing such by networking with people that may help you in finding them. You should also not overlook your campus in your search for a job.



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Jeffrey Kelly

I am Jeffrey Kelly, an entrepreneur, author, athlete, and business coach. I am the co-founder and CEO of AssetLab which operates an awesome set of internet businesses and websites in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship, the environment, and leadership development. I am also the co-founder and CEO of F100 an eCommerce company known for online businesses like the mail a potato site MysteryPotato.com.

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