Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
Search the online bookstores for “how to get a job” and you’ll see hundreds of titles. But search for a book specifically written for teens on how to land their very first part-time job and you get…
No matches? Really?
It begs the question: How DO teens prepare to compete for their very first part-time job? Who teaches them what to expect? How do they get a job when they have zero experience?
Just in time for the summer job-hunting season and with almost one in four teens currently unemployed, author and multi-small business owner Darrell Doepke (pronounced “Dep-kee”) has released a book titled "The Part-Timer Primer: A Teen’s Guide to Surviving the Hiring Process and Landing Your First Job."
Doepke uses real-world true stories to explain in great detail what teens should expect during the application and interview process-- and how to prepare for it. He describes the process of elimination that happens long before a first-time job hunter ever gets to a face-to-face interview.
“It’s a weeding-out process, and they need to know how to survive it,” says Doepke.
At his own retail businesses, Doepke kept seeing first-time job hunters who were unprepared. He started wondering why.
“How does a 16-year old prepare for a hiring process they know nothing about?” Doepke asks. “If a parent sits down to have ‘the job talk’ with their son or daughter, do they know all the things they need to talk about? For such an important step in a teen's life, I think we as adults take a lot for granted. I was a bit surprised when I couldn’t find any books that addressed the subject.”
So…he wrote one.
In an entertaining and humorous conversational style, The Part-Timer Primer explains the process of recruiting and hiring new employees from a small business owner’s perspective. Doepke provides first-time job hunters with essential guidance on such topics as finding your personal point of differentiation; job application mistakes; phone and email screening techniques, practicing your verbal skills; social media cautions; tattoo considerations and much more. He also offers up 20 interview questions that any teen should be prepared to answer.
Readers will more clearly understand how and why hiring decisions are made, and how first-time job hunters can gain an advantage over other candidates battling for the same job. Doepke's perspective as a business owner provides valuable advice that can easily be overlooked or, as is often the case, simply taken for granted. And it’s delivered in a positive, encouraging and inspiring style.
“It’s a quick read; less than two hours from start to finish,” explains Doepke. “For the price of a pepperoni pizza, a teen can become much better prepared to take that first leap into the working world.”
The Part-Timer Primer is currently available as an e-book and can be found at http://www.parttimerprimer.com. It can also be found on Amazon.com, Lulu.com and soon on iTunes and BarnesandNoble.com. A paperback version will be available shortly.
Media Contact for The Part-Timer Primer: Darrell Doepke, Timbrewolfe Publishing, LLC 425-444-4131