The economy and lack of suitable jobs for teens is of major concern to teens
Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2008
A poll running on http://www.teens4Hire.org shows teens favor Obama 80 percent and McCain just 20 percent with over 6,000 votes cast.
Teens nationwide (14-19) are asked, given the challenges facing teens who want jobs, "If you could vote for President, who would you choose?" While many of the teens that visit the site are not age eligible to vote, this poll demonstrates their collective political sentiment. "The economy and lack of suitable jobs for teens is of major concern to teens," says Renee Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org.
Teens are hardest hit during tough economic times. Overall teen employment is at a historic low. Among minority teens the situation is particularly bleak. "Teens are out in droves campaigning for Obama," says Renee Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org. "Obama represents hope and teens feel he'll do the best at addressing their needs."
For teens that want some advice on landing a holiday job this season, here are Teens4Hire.org's Top 5 Tips to Land a Holiday Job:
1. Be assertive. A job will not come to you. You have to go out and get it.
2. Your first "image" impression is very important. Dress in clean, neat clothing and look for "Now Hiring" signs at retailers around your neighborhood and the closest mall. Don't pass up a paying job at a fast food place--they have a renewed interest in teens that have a legal right to work in the United States of America.
3. Your first "verbal" impression is very important. Use your "business voice" to ask about the minimum age requirement and if you meet it, ask to complete a job application.
4. Your first "written" impression is very important. Take your time and fill out the job application form neatly and completely.
5. An "overall" positive impression will determine if you land the job. During the interview relax, listen to the questions and answer the questions honestly, continue to use your business voice, look the interviewer in the eye, be polite and convince the interviewer that you can and will do the job above expectations.
Teens4Hire.org is a national career center for teens and recruiters.