Today's guest blogger is Barbara Williams, creator of the website Find a Babysitter. We hope you will share this list with your teens or teen clients. We'd love to hear more suggestions for teen summer jobs.
Instilling a sense of responsibility, both financial and social, is one of the most effective ways of avoiding the pitfalls of dealing with an entitled teenager. Kids who work to pay for the things they want learn not only the basics of earning and saving, but also the very valuable lesson that nothing in life will come to them for free. For your teenager, the real world is just around the corner. Learning to navigate adulthood is a scary prospect for even the most well-prepared kids; a child who expects the world on a silver platter is in for a startling realization. When classes end for the summer, encouraging your teen to get a summer job is a great way to help them learn more about responsibility and financial planning. These are ten of the best jobs for teenagers, one of which may be exactly what your teen is looking for.
Carol is the co-author of the recently released second edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future. This new book summarizes and adapts for teens and young adults the effective principles of career planning and job search from the international bestseller What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles.
Notes from Carol:
My concept for adapting What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens was to create a DIY Career Kit, accessible to anyone willing to take the time to learn how to put together a plan for achieving their goals.
With many schools cutting all kinds of programs, too many youth don't have access to counselors or classes that can help them make plans for life after high school.
This new addition can be a self-guided, but as thorough-as-you-want course to start your career development. Using the matrix of what you like to do, what needs to be done and what’s in demand you can easily find where to start your job market field research. From what you discover in this research, you can make higher education plans to achieve you educational goals, not just run up debt.
Parachute for Teens also has a message of hope. No matter who you are, if you have a plan to patiently build a body of knowledge and experience according to your career goals, you will continue to gain the qualifications for jobs that would be your dream to do.
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd edition, is available from:
For readers in India
Local bookstores: In Australia, Great Britian, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and other English speaking countries, your favorite bookstore may have the book in stock.
Non English speaking countries are selling the English edition. I'm thrilled that Parachute for Teens is also on sale through websites and bookstores in Russia, Japan, Egypt, Kenya, and Puerto Rico. If there are other non English speaking countries selling the book, please let us know.
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