Resources for First-Time Job-Seekers

By C.E. Pelc

Web Links

Cool Works - Features 75,000 jobs in "great places," such as amusement parks, state and national parks, lodges and resorts, camps, ski resorts and more. -The largest job board for part-time, hourly jobs and seasonal jobs. - Was brought to the Web to help teen-agers find jobs and to serve as a resource tool for those needing help with upcoming interviews or those who wanted to write a resume. is a site for teens and by teens and it was started and is still operated by teens.

Snag A Job -The leading online recruiter for part-time and hourly jobs. An online recruitment network that provides career resources and employment opportunities to high school and college students.

Teens4Hire - A free job site for teens (14+) who are actively looking for work. - The place where teens and young adults find part-time, summer and seasonal jobs.


Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cool Jobs for Teens, by Susan Ireland, The Penguin Group, 2001. Whether you want to work after school or over the summer, this book will show you how to find and keep a job.

First-Job Survival Guide, by Andrea J. Sutcliffe, Henry Holt & Co., 1997. Speaks to young people, telling them in plain language how to make their first job experience a positive one.

How to Get a Job if You’re a Teenager, by Cindy Pervola and Debby Hobgood, Highsmith Inc., 2000. A basic job skills guide for teens, with appendices of additional resources and Web sites for job searches.

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