Youth Looking for a Way to Make Money

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Are you looking for a way to make money? You may not have a lot of work experience, perhaps not any. You may be wondering what you can do to get a job or what job to get. You may be worried about the process or what to put on a résumé or curriculum vitae. 

If this is the first job you have applied for, it is natural that you may have some questions about the process of getting a job. You may be wondering where to start, who to talk to, whether you should have a résumé or curriculum vitae, or what you can do to be a good employee. 

The following are steps and suggestions to guide you in your search for a job:

 
Choose a Mentor

Find someone who can help you through the process of getting a job. Ask a parent, older sibling, or someone else. Learn more about choosing a mentor

Attend the Career Workshop

Employment Resource Services and Self-Reliance Centers offer a free workshop called the Career Workshop to help you be more prepared as you search for a job. 

Prepare to Share Your Skills with an Employer

Before you talk to an employer, prepare to talk to him or her about your skills. An employer is looking for someone who can perform certain tasks. If you can show an employer that you have those skills and abilities he or she is looking for, you will have a greater chance of getting the job. Learn how to present your skills

Seek Out Work Opportunities

The legal working age may vary from country to country. Find out what your country and area regulations are. The purpose for these laws and regulations is to keep you safe. Know your rights as a worker and only take jobs that provide you those rights.

Looking for work can be a fun experience because it gives you a chance to learn about your community. Be creative in your job search. Ask people if they know of any job openings you could fill, visit businesses and offer your help, and search through “Help Wanted” ads in newspapers and online. You may be surprised at how many work opportunities are in your area—work experiences you may not have known about otherwise. 

Find a Job that Interests you

Even though you may not have a lot of experience, do not settle for a job you do not want. Find something interesting to you. Even though work is work, if you have a job that you enjoy, you will be able to be a better employee.

Be a Good Employee

Once you get a job, there are things you can do to be a good worker. Find out what employers expect from you

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