A teen will first need to explore options and decide what type of job they are interested in. The next step is to get working papers, if necessary, and to learn how to fill out a job application or write a resume. Then it will be time to start a job search.
Before they start looking for a job, it is important to take some time to decide what they want to do. Even though they may not have experience, there are a variety of positions available for teens.
For example, if they love animals, check with local veterinarians to see if they are hiring. If they prefer working with children, check with your local pre schools (many have after-school child care programs and summer camps) or child care centers. Fast food restaurants and retail establishments rely on workers without experience and are willing to train new employees. Local libraries often hire teens to help put away books. During the summer, amusement parks and summer camps offer a variety of summer jobs for teens.
Take some time to explore their options. Keep in mind that their first few jobs will provide a good opportunity to find out what they want to do - and what they don't.