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Advice for Teens

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Safer Advice from Jobs4teens

Whether the teenage part-time job or work you have seen is an “apply direct” style or if you need to send in your CV to the employer, it's really important you come across as a professional and well-mannered young adult.

As a team at Jobs4Teens we have seen about 5,000 CVs and interviewed around 3,000 teenagers and young people over the years. That’s quite a lot! So, to get you started we recommend you think about these few things to show a potential employer that you’re a motivated, mature and friendly young person.

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Is your email address appropriate?

We have seen some shocking email addresses! Your email needs to be something that ideally includes your full name, and if your name is taken then add some digits or an underscore. There is no need to include a hint about your hobby or football team in there either. – what if the employer is a City fan?

If you do not have an email address or need a new one we suggest using Gmail to create a free, easy to use email. You can create one here 

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Answering your phone.

Just answer with a polite “hello?”. That’s all. If you know you cannot answer your phone make sure you set up a voicemail that says who you are and direct the caller to leave a message.

If you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to make sure you have credit to pick up your messages so you don’t miss out on an employer contacting you. Employers may also call you from a withheld or private number – go on, answer it. What’s the worst that could happen?

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