Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage Earnings, and More

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Twenty-First Century Books, Apr 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Low on cash? Tired of being the only one who's too broke to go out? Maybe it's time for a job. Think about it—with your own paycheck, you’ll have money to spend and money to save, and you'll gain valuable work experience. If you're feeling really ambitious, you might even decide to start your own business. Lifeguarding? Pet sitting? Computer work? No matter what job you choose, it all adds up to cash in your pocket.

This book explores teenage employment from all angles. You'll discover
• how to choose the right kind of job and how to fit it into your busy schedule.
• the nuts and bolts of landing a job, from resume writing to interviewing.
• how to act like a professional—so you'll keep that job once you get it.
• the art of money management, including saving and spending wisely.
• how to start your own business, attract customers, and start the profits rolling in.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Job Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same employment situations you are. Ready to wise up to the job market? Read on!
 

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Contents

I Need Money
4
Are You Ready For A Job?
6
Landing A Job
14
Keeping A Job
26
Managing Your HardEarned Cash
36
Take Charge
46
Planning For The Future
56
Glossary
60
Selected BibliographyFurther Information
62
IndexAbout The Author
64
Back Cover
66
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Sandy Donovan has written more than two dozen books for kids and teens. She also writes for newspapers, magazines, and Websites. Her book The Channel Tunnel was a Minnesota Book Award finalist.

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