Best Job Sites for Teen Job Seekers

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Start your online job search by visiting the sites that focus on teenagers and students. Here are the best job sites for teens, plus tips for searching them.

Teen Job Search Guide
Information on jobs for teens, including how to find a job, where to get working papers, where teens can work, what to wear for an interview, and how to obtain references.

Top Teen Job Sites/Job Search Engines/Job Listings

SnagAJob.com
The largest and one of the best sites for finding part-time jobs and internships.

Search by type of job, location and zip code to generate a list of jobs. Job seekers can fill out an online profile and also apply online.

Cool Works
Jobs at camps, amusement parks, state parks, resorts and other cool places to work. Review openings by category or state.

SimplyHired
Use SimplyHired.com's Advanced Search option and select Seasonal (for summer jobs) or Part-Time to search for part time jobs.

Job Search Engines
Search the job search engines using keywords like "summer" "temporary" "part time" or the type of job you're interested in to find job opportunities for teens.

Part-Time Jobs
The sites that focus on part-time jobs often have a good selection of opportunities for teenagers, so check them too.

Job Banks
Search Monster, CareerBuilder and the other major job databases and job search engines by keyword - use "summer" or "summer camp" and location.

Facebook Groups
Search Facebook for "summer jobs" or "part-time jobs" and you'll find Groups set up by employers who are hiring.

Alternative Sources for Job Hunting

The retail and the hospitality industries often hire for summer jobs and are willing to provide training. Not all of these types of employers post online, so check with the stores or restaurants in your town to see if they have openings.

Don't forget to check the local jobs sites for your city or state, as well as the Employment Services job listings, your local Chamber of Commerce web site, and the Help Wanted ads in your newspaper.

Teen Job Search Tips

Job seekers will need to register to utilize some of these sites, so keep track of your user ids and passwords. Some of these sites request your phone number when you register. I don't see any reason why they would need confidential information, so, I wouldn't recommend providing it. if a phone number is a required field, try typing the word "private." If the system doesn't reject it, then you are set. If it does reject it, then think twice about giving out your phone number to sites that insist on it.

Read the site's privacy policy before giving out a phone number, or any personal info including email. If you are under 18, or not sure about what to give out, ask your parents.

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