Helping Young People Succeed at Work

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Part I: First-Job Success

Identify and obtain a great first job—then impress everyone starting on day one.

Are you a teen thinking about getting a part-time job or looking for a better entry-level experience? If so, this is the book for you.

Part I: First Job Success explains why companies succeed and where young people fit into that success. Further, it describes critical verbal communications skills that young employees should master to be most effective at work, including recommendations for improving those skills. The heart of Part I explains how to search for a job suited to one's interests, providing keen instructions and tools for identifying appealing employers and for contacting them. It further covers several important tasks to address before starting work, such as getting one's wardrobe and transportation in order. Finally, Part I features several behaviors to pursue on the job—as well as many to avoid—that will stimulate success, not stifle it.

It will help you:

  1. identify desirable employers
  2. land a great job
  3. succeed in the workplace

Table of Contents

  • Plotting Your Own Course
  • Why Do Companies Succeed?
  • Where Do You Fit in the Picture?
  • Verbal Communications
  • The Job Search
    • What Type of Job is for You?
    • Where Would You Like to Work?
    • How Much Can You Work?
    • About Those Want Ads
    • Contacting Companies
    • Contacting Key Hiring People
    • Using Company Hiring Portals
    • Contacting Companies Without Hiring Portals
    • Interviewing
    • After the Interview
    • Accepting and Declining Offers
  • Countdown to Day One
    • Wardrobe
    • Grooming
    • Transportation
  • On-Stage Conduct
  • Prioritizing Tasks
  • Juggling Customers