Most teenagers get part time jobs while they are still in school, because either they need money or their parents pressure them to do so. It is also a good character building tool, as it teaches teenagers from a very early age, to value the money they earn. You can apply yourself, or you can through temp agencies in Melbourne, to apply for job, but the tough part is the interview process. Teenagers are not generally as polished as adults, therefore they might have a harder time getting through the interview process. However, most places look for teenagers to hire, as the target audience for their stores are also teenagers, so they can relate more easily to their customers. It also helps stores because their teenage employees, can give their teenage customers advice on what they should wear. Here are a few tips for teenagers on how to succeed at job interviews:
Be prompt and dependable
When going in for a job interview, it is in your best interest to aim to arrive at least twenty minutes beforehand, that way, if you do end up running a little bit late, you are still at least ten minutes early. If you are late for your interview, some interviewers might just
decline giving you an interview at all, and if they do still conduct the interview, your chances will severely be hindered by the fact that you were late. Being late shows the hiring manager that you are not prompt or dependable. In a work environment, you have to be dependable so that your managers can take comfort in knowing that you are a responsible individual, who will do as they are told.
Be proper, but be yourself
There is a fine line between being prim and proper, and then not being yourself at all. Think of it as being a more polished version of yourself at the job interview. So, things to avoid would be chewing gum, not making eye contact, making inappropriate jokes, swearing, etc. However, you can still be yourself and let your charming personality shine through, by being witty, humorous and entertaining. You have to make sure you are not like everybody else, so while being prim and proper, you still have to maintain your personality, so that you do not seem like a stick in the mud.
Make sure you ask questions
At the end of your interview, your interviewer will always ask if you have any questions, this is a sort of trick question because if you do not ask questions, you will seem uninterested in the position. So, even if you do not have any questions, make sure you have prepared a couple of questions to ask, by doing a bit of research on the company beforehand. You can ask any sort of question, such as what they enjoy most about working there, what are the biggest challenges the company is facing at the moment, what do you look most for in a potential employee, etc.