Jobs For 17 Year Olds
When you set out to find a job this year, where do you go if you are a teen or a 17 year old looking for work? Jobs for 17 year olds may be harder to find than usual because of the economy but that doesn't mean you shouldn't look.
A good place to start your search is the online job site Snagajob. They specialize in hourly jobs and part time jobs which are what most 17 year olds are looking for. You can search by your zip code and find all the employers that are looking for workers. The types of companies that use SnagAJob to find employees are retail stores, fast food restaurants, and other places that typically have hourly positions. So, if you want to work this summer in a mall, bowling alley, movie theater, or fast food outlet, go to Snagajob to see if you can find something.
SnagAJob specializes in part time jobs and hourly jobs
This is the best online job source for older teens:
Snagajob - (FREE)
You can start your job search at Snagajob but please don't sign up unless you are serious about finding a job. Lots of teenagers really need jobs right now and they only want people who are serious to sign up.
Monster.com – (Also FREE)
You can look for jobs at either one of those sites. Many employers find their new hires online so it is best if you have a resume and submit it there.
To give yourself the absolute best chance of finding a job, you should be searching both online and offline. Going to your local mall and asking around for jobs is a great start but it might not be enough this summer with the lack of jobs. So, since most employers are online and look for good candidates online, signing up with a job site like SnagAJob.com is a smart choice.
What Kind of Jobs Are 17 Year Olds Allowed To Do?
The good news is that 17 year olds are allowed to do a lot more types of jobs than say 14 or 15 year olds. When you are younger, not only are their restrictions on the hours you are able to work but also the types of jobs you can get. This is understandable because we, as a society, don't want our children to be doing jobs that are dangerous or working too many ours.
The only restrictions for 17 year olds are the types of jobs you can get. Jobs for 17 year olds can be anything that are not hazardous and obviously nothing that you have to be 18 or 21 to do. For instance, a 17 year old would not be able to get a mining job, a roofing job, or any other job that has been classified as hazardous. Also, 17 year olds would not be able to work in a bar or strip club as you have to be 18 or 21 for that.
Time To Create Your Own Jobs
Jobs might be hard to find this summer and for the rest of the year. This means that 17 year olds, if they can't get hired for a real job, might have to think of alternate ways to make money this summer. Enterprising teens will be able to tap into their abilities and strenghts to find things that they are good at the people might be willing to pay for.
For instance, many 17 year olds have had computer classes in school and have spent much of their lives online. If a teen that is good with computers can build websites and other things like that, they might be able to design and build websites and sell them. Alternatively, if you are good at fixing things you might be able to make some money by solving Internet and computer problems for older people that don't have a clue.
Other skills you might have are tutoring skills and teaching skills. Smart 17 year olds might be able to offer their survices in their neighborhood to other kids who need help with school. Of course you would have to get the parents to pay for it.
If you have a skill, is it something you might be able to turn into money? This will mean that you will have to go out and market yourself and find "clients" but it is something you might be able to do successfully. If you can't get hired for a "real job" because there just aren't enough of them out there, perhaps this is your chance to take another road and find a different plan of action. You can also wash cars, rake leaves, pet sit, babysit, cut grass, maintain gardens and lawns and all sorts of other things that people might be willing to pay for. Good luck!