TeenLife Blog

Supporting teen success, one post at a time

Category: Jobs & Internships

Posted April 1, 2014, 4:46 p.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Workplace

Today’s teens will spend at least 16 years and almost 20,000 hours in classrooms before heading out into the real world. So, how can a parent be sure that this lengthy journey provides their teens with the necessary tools needed to succeed? The question is fair, and deserves serious consideration. Education alone probably isn’t the answer. But the addition of summer jobs, community service work, educational programs, and even internships can help fill in the gaps. Each of these experiences will teach teens the vital 21st Century skills necessary to prepare and succeed in work. So, what are these skills? ...

Posted March 31, 2014, 4:37 p.m. by Jill Suskind | View Comments
A New Allowance System for Financial Literacy

Parents are our teens’ primary financial educator. Yet, we do relatively little to support parents in this area. We don’t even have a contemporary collective agreement on what great parenting in this area looks like. One thing we DO know is that the way WE were taught about money does not work anymore. We can just look at society today and see that we are financially illiterate, as a whole. If we really want to create a generation that is prepared to meet the financial reality of adulthood with confidence and competence, let’s start with the most obvious point: Our ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:51 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Choosing the Right Career

When it comes to choosing a path, it's very common for teens to feel somewhat paralyzed by the idea of figuring out what type of job to pursue, let alone making decisions about a college major or career. A good first step is to take a deep breath and relax. You don't need to decide immediately what you're going to be doing for the rest of your life. The main thing is to start taking some small steps to figure out what you think you might like to do or what job you might be best suited for. What's the ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Making the Perfect Resume

While no employer will expect a teenager to have an amazing amount of experience, don’t underestimate the importance of having an effective resume. Once you have a sense of what you might want to do for a job, it’s time to start focusing on some practical matters. Your resume is a first impression. A quick glance at a resume will make an immediate impression on an employer. It can tell a potential employer whether or not you: Take pride in producing good-looking work Pay attention to detail Are proficient in the latest software technology Typos, spelling errors, and formatting inconsistencies ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
3 Tips for Writing am Effective Cover Letter

Eventually, every professional needs to know how to write effective cover letters. A great cover letter shows maturity and writing ability. Cover letters must be written well and show sincere interest and understanding of the company and what it needs in a potential candidate. 3 Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter 1.Don’t take the lazy way out. Teens tend to use the same cover letter repeatedly—or tweak it slightly—whether or not the content remains applicable to each job under consideration. They write one cover letter that can be used for any job that they might possibly consider. Inevitably, this ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:52 p.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
How to Make Your Job a Success

Once you have obtained your job or internship, you need to take steps to ensure that it’s a success. Most importantly, remember that it’s perfectly okay if you don’t love your job...but you absolutely must do the job to the best of your ability. Benefits of doing your job well When you perform well, there is much more to be gained than the satisfaction of a job well done. Consider the following: Today’s manager is tomorrow’s reference. When you are applying for jobs in the future, employers often ask to check references by talking to your previous supervisor. It’s a ...

Posted March 18, 2014, 2 p.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Social Media in College

Colleges are embracing social media: Recognizing it as a marketing tool, a student communication tool, a teaching tool, and even a career path. Colleges and universities recognize that the world is racing toward this type of communication and they are addressing it. Indiana University of Pennsylvania lists on its website nearly 200 links to campus-related social media sites and feeds, including the school's YouTube channel and Foursquare account. There's the Facebook page for the chemistry department, the equestrian team and the honors college, the LinkedIn account for Greek organizations and other groups, as well as Twitter feeds catering to interests ...

Posted March 17, 2014, 2:16 p.m. by Elizabeth Suneby | View Comments
Help Your Teen Find a Career

When my daughter Emma was eight years old, she participated in her first gymnastics competition. Her maiden event was her floor routine. Like a pro, she saluted to the judges and waited for her music to come on. But when the music started, she stood there like a deer in the headlights. She had forgotten her entire routine. Elementary School: Olympic Gymnast After an inauspicious start, Emma somehow held it together throughout all the following events—beam, vault, and the uneven bars—but as soon as she got in the car, she broke down in tears, gasping and choking out a question ...

Posted March 14, 2014, 11 a.m. by Customer Service | View Comments
Careers in Sports

A career as a professional athlete is a dream for many teens. Most of them start playing sports as young as 5 years old and fall in love with their game of choice. When they see big, professional, famous athletes on TV, they most likely aspire to be in their shoes one day.It is often in high school that many teens realize the odds are not in their favor. In fact, according to the NCAA, it is estimated that only 1 in 16,000 high school athletes attains a professional career in sports. That being said, your teenager should not lose ...

Posted March 11, 2014, 4:54 p.m. by Scott Wilson | View Comments
5 Tips to Be a Great Online Tutor

Tutors are doing more of their work these days online, but are they doing it well? As the CEO and founder of Tutor Tango LLC, a company focused on delivering the best possible online tutoring experience, I’m very much concerned with the quality of instruction and mentoring delivered by our tutors. To help them out, I’ve established some guidelines based on the input of students and parents who’ve tried our service; on the input of tutors and teachers who’ve worked extensively online; and on my own experiences as both an online and in-person tutor. In sum, I’ve found that the ...

< 1 2 3 ... 5 6 7 8 >