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College Job Search Guide

The common practice among a good number of college students before now was to wait until their final year to start planning for the career life that lies ahead of them. However, harsher economic realities have greatly altered this approach. More students now begin their search for jobs from the very first year in college and schools are becoming increasingly helpful in this regard. Here is a college job search guide to help you in your job quest right from your first year.

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Jobs For 19 Year Olds

An increasing number of young people are shifting focus from pursuing further education in colleges and universities to search for jobs, no thanks to rising cost of getting a degree and uncertainty in the economy. This is why more people are interested in jobs for 19 year olds these days. Perhaps, you are a 19-year-old and wondering what job you are qualified to do without needing to have a degree. You are in the right place.

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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.

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Jobs For 16 Year Olds

So you are now 16 and you are tired of having to make do with what you consider meager or insufficient allowance from your parents. Well, the good news is that at that age you are now able to work for more hours, unlike when you were younger, meaning you are now able to earn more money to complement whatever allowance your parents may provide. You will find in this post useful information pertaining to jobs for 16 year olds.

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Jobs for 17 Year Olds

Maybe you are a 17-year-old and currently looking to get a job for one reason or the other. It could well be a case of you trying to find such a job for your teenage child or ward. You are in the right place! In this piece, you will find information on some jobs for 17 year-olds available to complement a teen’s allowance and help such have some work experience under his or her belt.

Finding Jobs for 17-Year-Olds

There are federal laws regulating what work can or cannot be done by young people below 18 years as well as imposing hour limits. In the case of jobs for 17-year-olds, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work, but you are not qualified to do jobs that are considered hazardous.

While finding a job, it is important to considering going for one that fits your personality. Otherwise, you may find the experience an unpleasant one. It is more common to see jobs having 18 years as the minimum age, but some of these jobs are indeed what a 17-year-old can do. Retail as well as food and restaurant businesses are among major providers of jobs for 17-year-olds.

Some Jobs for 17-Year-Olds


This is a good job option for 17-year-olds with good social skills and those who do not get angry easily. Being a waiter or waitress helps you build on your sales and customer service skills. The most interesting thing is that you get to receive handsome tips if you are nice to certain customers.

Retail worker

As noted previously, retail businesses are among the leading providers of jobs for 17-year-olds. You can get a job as a retail worker as well. This type of jobs is often very flexible, easily fitting into your schedule without hindering your school activities. A popular retail position for 17-year-olds is that of a cashier.

Model / Movie Extra

Modeling and filling simple extra roles in movies is a job anyone can do at any age. Modeling is fun, rewarding, unpredictable, and at times, it can be a lot of work. If you are interested in becoming a model the first step is to create a profile with a modeling agency that places you in front of advertisers and movie casting professionals.


It’s likely you may balk at this idea. Do not. You see, you need not be a whiz kid to be able to teach a younger person. You only need to be good enough in one or two subjects to teach someone in a lower class. You can reach out to parents or join a daycare center as a teacher assistant.


If you are into kids, you can consider babysitting jobs. These jobs are especially a popular option for young people below 18 years. Classes are offered by the Red Cross for would-be babysitters. You can sign up for one to improve your chances of landing a good job using services such as Sitter City.

Freelance writer

You could also decide to work for yourself by venturing into freelance writing. There are numerous sites online in need of content, which their owners are probably too busy to prepare. You can make your services available to such people via sites such as oDesk and Freelancer, if you have good writing skills, and get paid.


Blogging is another thing you can consider to make extra money to spend. There is virtually no age restriction to start and there are several blogging platforms you can use for free. You can blog on any topics you have special interest in. Once you have significant traffic to your site, you can start making money by displaying ads and referring visitors to products or other sites.

Hope you find the above information useful in your search for jobs for 17-year-olds.

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Seasonal Jobs 

For most kids, there are certain times of the year that are best for working. When school just gets out, you’ll need some quick cash.

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Student Jobs 

It is hard for the average student to juggle academic responsibilities and a social life. Balance in life brings rewards now and in the future.

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5 Resume Tips 

5 Tips to Successful Resume Writing

Are you afraid of stepping outside of your box? Don’t be! Most people are nervous starting their first job. Even a business professional like Donald Trump had to start somewhere. And now you too can learn ‘how to’ write a resume` that guarantees success.

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Jobs for 14 Year Olds

Starting Out

Fourteen is the minimum age you can be generally employed in the United States. This is an exciting time. Finding a job brings you income, experience, and a sense of self-worth. Make sure to get your priorities figured out before you find a job so that when it comes down to a trade off between school, work, and family, you know what you want in life.

Building Skills

Becoming employed at the age of 14 has some serious benefits for your employ-ability later in life, particularly because employers see that you already know how to apply yourself. Some of the most important skills to build at this age are:

  • Listening
  • Communication
  • Focus on task
  • Reliability
  • Knowing when to ask for help

All of these skills apply no matter what you like to do for work. When people talk about having trouble finding a job when they are older it is often because employers do not know if they have these basic skills.

The Rules

The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the rules in the United States for wages, safety requirements, and work hours for those under the age of 18. In general, 14 is the minimum age for employment, which is great for you, since you’re here to find a job. Expect to be limited in the number of hours you can work until you reach the age of 16. Also, expect to be limited in the activities that you can do at work, for example you are not allowed to drive or operate power-driven equipment. Generally states have laws that cover age, hour, and activity restrictions as well so the specifics where you are may be different.



Complete Tasks And Surveys

You can start earning money right now by completing online surveys. Some surveys also offer sweet prize opportunities. You can start at the age of 13. This is not the most predictable or traditional way to start earning money but if you want to start today, this is an option.

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Where to Look For Work

Great places to look for local jobs when you are 14 follow. Given the various legal restrictions many businesses do not hire folks under the age of 16. That said, if you do not look for a job, you will not find one. So, here are some great places you can start searching for here.

Starting A Business

Since the options for part time employment as a 14 year old are limited it is actually much more common for people like you to start small, local businesses. Some great options follow. If you go this route, be sure to pay attention to local tax laws. In addition to the need to report your income to the US government you may need to collect sales taxes or have a business permit. Now, on to some ideas.

  • Modeling
  • Lawn care
  • Pet sitting
  • Nanny
  • House sitting
  • Odd jobs
  • Mothers or Fathers helper
  • Computer work
  • Garage cleaning
  • Car washing
  • Tutoring
  • Pool cleaning
  • Freelancing on UpWork


These examples are generally local activities. Be aware that the Internet is an untapped marketplace and what you have to offer may be of interest throughout the world. For example, Jasmine Thompson who is 14 years old is a singer in the UK who started posting videos on YouTube when she was 11 and now has over 800,000 followers.

Other teens find great success creating a store on etsy selling Jewelry, paracord bracelets, notebooks, and countless other products.

Does TeenJobSection have any jobs for me

Absolutely. Be sure to click the links above in the “Where to look for work” section, or you can start with some ideas below.

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Jobs for 16 Year Olds

Starter Jobs For Kids

Everyone likes to have a little extra cash in their wallet, no matter how old they are. Having some personal money to throw around is quite a luxury item. In order to escape the confines of their parents’ home, teenagers have to spend a little dough, whether it be at the movie theater, mall, or local pizza place, some money has to be put down. Some parents provide a little financial help, while others let their kids know it is time for them to start learning how to take care of themselves. Around the age of sixteen more and more kids begin looking for their first job.

The Rules

At sixteen you are eligible to be hired at almost any place where an older adult can be hired. The only restrictions are that sixteen year olds cannot be hired for what is considered a hazardous occupation. While this might seem obvious in the sense that a person would not expect to see a sixteen year old working in a manufacturing plant, there are other occupations that are deemed too hazardous that some sixteen year olds might be interested in. Teenagers who have just gotten their license might be entertaining the though of delivering pizza or Chinese food in order to earn some extra cash. Unfortunately operating a motor vehicle for a job is considered to be a hazardous occupation and therefore excludes sixteen year olds.

Where to Find Work

There are plenty of jobs for 16 year old’s. At any age you can start modeling or fill a role as a movie extra. A lot of teenagers can find work as cashiers at cafes and more low-key restaurants. You might also find work as a bus boy or maybe host or hostess. Some retail stores hire sixteen year olds to work the floor, stock items, and help customers. Finding work at a movie theater is also another good option and perfect for teenagers who also get discount privileges there.

There are other jobs for 16 year olds at places like coffee shops and juice bars. At places like these teenagers can learn how to make drinks and pick up the basics of customer service that can help them as they get older if they wish to continue in the food industry. Learning about customer service is something that can be applied to all kinds of jobs and will benefit teenagers as they mature and look for other employment options. Customer service also gives teenagers a sense of appreciation and respect for the people who serve on them when they are out, providing a little perspective and humility.

Starting Something New

As a 16 year old another great option is to start your own business. The options in starting something new are literally endless. Everything from creating and selling duct-tape wallets on or to becoming an extreme videographer to being the local computer expert in your neighborhood. If your thinking about that extreme videographer, check out the business Devin Graham (devinsupertramp) has created by making videos and posting them on In starting your own business or sharing your passion with the hopes that some day it will be your business you gain experience beyond most other people your age.

Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Wrap Gifts
  • Modeling
  • Repair Computers
  • Create Crafts & Gifts
  • Nanny or Babysitting
  • Petsitting
  • Social Media Consulting
  • Baking
  • Car Washing
  • Snow Shoveling
  • Yard Work & Mowing
  • Pooper Scooper
  • Singing
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Freelancing
  • Create an Online Store

Looking Ahead

Learning skills that are applicable later in life and just make them better people over all are some of the non-monetary benefits of sixteen year olds having jobs. Taking personal responsibility and being rewarded for their efforts are fundamentals of the business world and understanding these concepts early on will be helpful throughout life. While there are not a whole lot of jobs for 16 year olds out there, the few that exist can provide some good, enriching lessons for those lucky enough to find them.

Does TeenJobSection have any jobs for me

Absolutely. Be sure to click the links above in the “Where to look for work” section, or you can start with some ideas below.

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