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06/17/2015


Do you remember what it was like applying for your first job? Those are the same nerves that your teenager is having now.  While continuing to give them math help and formal tutoring, there are non-academic skills that you can teach them with real world benefits. In this post, The Tutoring Center in Troy has a few ideas about preparing your teenager for their first job interview.

Dress appropriately

Just because the job is at a fast-food chain, doesn’t mean that they aren’t expecting professionalism. A business is a business. Be sure to dress smart, but don’t overdo it. Remember, teenagers don’t regularly wear formal suits. They can make your look sloppy and unprofessional...  Smart pants, a collared shirt and a sweater or vest can look much more appropriate, and allow them to feel more comfortable. 

Ask questions

Have some questions prepared.  Remember, you might not like the job.  Before the interview, think about what might be important to you in a workplace. This is a great opportunity for you to share some work experience with your teenager to help them decide what questions they might like to ask: Culture, technology, benefits etc.  Remember, showing interest shows that you are interested!

Be yourself!

When answering questions and speaking with the interviewers, be yourself and show your personality. Along with somebody who can do the job they are also looking for a personality to fit their current team. Show them the person they are going to be working with, but remember to stay professional. Whilst you want to show your personality, it’s important to always show that you appreciate the importance of the job.

Parents can do a lot to help their teenagers prepare for their first job, giving them the competitive advantage when it comes time to apply. To complement these useful skills, speak with our experts about providing reading, writing, and math help through one-to-one instruction or private tutoring in Troy. Call us today at 248 509 7177 for more information.

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