Tag: first job

5 benefits of an internship in high school

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Finding paid work in high school can be very difficult when you haven’t had a job before.

Internships are a great way to get real work experience for a good career after high school.

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Career and Technical Education

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If we told you that high school students can earn high school credits while taking skill training that prepares them for high-wage, high-demand careers, would you say that sounds too good to be true?

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Communication skills check-up

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Whether employers are hiring someone to make sandwiches, sell shoes, run science experiments, or repair plumbing—communication skills are always on the “must-have” list.

But, what exactly do employers mean by “communication skills”, and how can you tell if you have them?

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Want a career that keeps you active?

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How many times have you heard someone say “I could NEVER sit behind a desk all day”? If that describes your outlook, there are plenty of career alternatives for you to investigate.

The variety of active careers is broad.

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Find a summer job

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A summer job is a great chance to gain work experience and skills, learn about yourself, and earn money.

Follow these 4 steps to land that summer job.

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Dear graduates: it’s a great time to be you

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This year’s college graduates have a strong job market for landing that first job. And, we know more than ever about the skills and qualities employers are looking for in new hires.

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Need a summer internship? Forward, March!

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If you’re hoping to work in an internship this summer, it’s time to rev up your internship research and application efforts.

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Make your next cover letter a great one!

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Your cover letter is often your best opportunity to sell your skills and show your interest in a position.

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Career and employment help for young adults

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Job seekers ages 16-24 have a new, mobile-friendly resource to help them plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs: CareerOneStop’s GetMyFuture website!

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3 tips for finding an entry-level job

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Ready to join the workforce—but having trouble finding and landing that first job?

Get started with these three tips.

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