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An honest day’s work: summer jobs for teens - Summer jobs teach young people valuable skills: responsibility, punctuality, following directions, getting along with others, establishing a good work ethic, and managing money. GreatSchools.org offers advice for young people thinking about getting a summer job. Read more here

More summer jobs turn permanent as employers struggle to find good workers - Increasingly, a summer job can be a great way to land a permanent gig at a company. Read more here

Parents: Should your teenager work this summer? Three reasons yes - Summer jobs help job seekers build "soft skills" that employers value and that lead to higher-paying careers. Read more here

Cover Letters

Tips and Hints on Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Following Your Bliss:

Introduction to Following Your Bliss

To Temp or Not To Temp

The Early Bird Gets The Work: How to Land A Seasonal Dream Job

Part 1 The Interview: It’s Not All About You

Part 2 The Interview: They’re Called Red Flags For a Reason

Mentors Don’t Grow On Trees - Why Not Try A Job Coach?

The Ideal Spot: Finding that Perfect Place

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard: How To Take The Sting Out Of Writing A Resume

Someone To Watch Over Me - The Value of Finding a Career Mentor

The Waiting Game - The Perils of Love and Job Seeking

Teen Work Permits

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits - 14-15 Year-Olds

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits - Under 14 Years of Age

U.S. Department of Labor - Youth Labor

Internships

From Internship to Career: Leap Ahead in the Job Market

Summer Internships: A look in the Real Word

Top Ten Tips for Finding Your Dream Internship

International Employment

Tips for International Employment: What You Must Know

The Skinny on Work Visas in the USA