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Teens and Young Adults

 

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Job Search: Searching and applying for your first job can be daunting, however it is not impossible. There are many resources available to you. You just need to know where to find them. At the Job Training Center we encourage teens and young adults to come in and let us help get you started. Check out our Hot Jobs Board to see jobs listed in Tehama County, put together a professional resume using our easy resume creation program, use our computers to take your job search to the next level online, and much more.

Networking and Appearance: A great way to find a job is through “networking” or using the people that you know already to help you find a job opening. Think about jobs that friends have, talk to people you know from school, sports, and any other activities that you participate in. Interview someone in the line of work that you are interested in and find out how they got started. Just remember to be professional. Appearance really does matter— is your dress and behavior indicative of your abilities? Even when you’re just picking up applications, dress up. You never know, the manager might be the one you speak with and first impressions are critical.

Applications: When filling out applications and your resume, don’t be discouraged by a lack of work experience. Instead, emphasize your strengths and skills thatapply to the job. List volunteer work and keep in mind that odd jobs like babysitting and landscaping are real jobs. Ask others what you are good at.

Some additional tips…

Utilize your strengths! Your generation is known for their computer literacy. List the specific computer programs you know on your application and resume. Wow your next employer with your keyboarding skills – practice online at typing test

Young Workers is a great site for information about your rights as a working teen. Visit Young Workers or check out this Info sheet to learn the facts

Work Permits: Don’t forget that if you are under 18, you must get a work permit from your high school in order to work. Don’t delay, take care of it from the start!

Educational Opportunities

Thinking of going to college? Whether you are interested in attending a community college or four year university, here are some websites to help you narrow your college search:

Make sure to try out the campus matching assistant or check out colleges all over the nation.

Financial Aid

Don’t know where to start looking for financial aid for college? It can be overwhelming to find, but it is available. Start by checking out these sites for more info:

  • FAFSA: The most important one ever!
  • FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid
  • FindTuition: A service of CareerBuilder.com
  • Fastweb: Matching Students to Scholarships
  • College Board: A scholarship search engine

Local Scholarships

Have you heard of the McConnell Foundation? They offer up to $10,000 a year for up to four years to students going directly to or transferring to a four year university. Learn more today.

Attention Shasta College students! Did you know that there are scholarships available especially for you each semester? Find out what you qualify for today.

The Job Training Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY +1 (530) 527-2306.