Laura is a 17-year-old from Ontario, Canada. She enjoys reading, traveling, and music. In her free time, she loves watching Friends reruns.
Cashier. Hostess. Dishwasher. At one time or another, every student has their first summer job experience. Desirable or not, these jobs provide teens with important life skills and prepare them for future employment. Due to the current economic situation, these types of jobs are now in short supply as a student. Often times, teens become frustrated and it seems that they will never be hired. It is common for teens, especially in my region, to put out countless résumés to no avail.
This is why teens need a little boost in their outlook on things. Here are some tips to make the experience a little less painful: