No Experience Necessary
Question by Alfa: How to get a job without any experience.?
I’m 15 and need to get a job. Ive been going to alot of job fairs and have tried getting a job, but I just can’t seem to get one. I bring a pad and paper, I dress well, I try my best to keep calm and smile and I’m doing as much as I can. However I’ve only had one other job and limited volunteer hours. I think my lack of experience is whats keeping me from getting a job, but I’m not sure. Is it, and if not, what am I doing wrong/ not doing?
Answer by George M?Casland
In Denver (Colorado, USA), a woman that lost her upper management job started a simple business that led to her earning over $ 75,000 a year, working outside, setting her own hours, and could be done using a bicycle as transportation. It is also something a child or teen alone, or with an unemployed parent.
In this economy, you need to be thinking outside the box when it comes to jobs. Companies are refusing to take applications from the unemployed resulting in many giving up.
In trying to earn money, you have to look beyond working in a store, a burger joint, some other area that does not require experience and/or expertise. One also has to avoid the many online scams that offer one to pay people to work from home, on their computers, by selling them lists of potential customers.
One needs to think about what tasks that need to be done, but people hate doing, and are willing to pay someone else to do.
Instead of just putting out job applications, you need to think about what service you can provide as your own business, setting your own hours. Something that does not require a work permit, that you be a minimum age, and/or having an extensive resource of experience.
For 22 years I’ve volunteered my time helping young folks, especially working with teen and young fathers facing child support issues, helping them find answers to supporting their child(ren).
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