Many teens are not prepared when it comes time to apply for a job.  The Daviess County Public Library wants to help teens to become work-ready.

Ashely Agada, from Girls Inc, will host the event at the library for both tweens and teens.  There is very limited space.  If your teen is interested you will need to get registered to participate.

During the class tweens/teens will gain basic skills for acquiring a job and also learning to volunteer.

Employers are actively seeking those ready and willing to work.  There is a shortage of good help.

Many non-profits and also businesses need great volunteers to run efficiently.  A lot of colleges require you to have a certain amount of volunteer hours to apply.  If you are not old enough to work volunteering opens the door to lots of opportunities.  It is experiencing so you know what to expect when you do work.  You are getting prepared for the workforce.  It provides a networking opportunity so when you are old enough you already have established a reputation within the company you volunteered.

Here are some simple tips to be successful at a job interview:
  1. Look presentable.  Dress the part.
  2. A firm but not too hard handshake displays confidence.
  3. Direct eye contact is important when you are speaking.
  4. Put your phone away for the interview.
  5. Bring your resume.
  6. Be willing to share openly about your experience.
  7. Don't be afraid to smile and have a good time.
  8. Posture is super important.
  9. Prepare questions that you feel are important for the job.
  10. Be sure to thank them for the opportunity to interview.
  11. Have fun!

Going to an interview can be fun.

 

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