“Don’t let anybody convince you that you don’t belong there.”
Many first time job seekers face the challenge of finding the right job that aligns with her interests and skills. This is especially true for teenagers. Many time it is because they haven’t considered the way that all of their experiences can help showcasing the value they will bring a company. This week we are welcoming Gretel Maberry, a determined Gen Z, who brings a lot of these realities to light as she navigates her first job search. Our conversation brings a fantastic new perspective to job search discussions with valuable tips for teenage job seekers.
Gretel epitomizes the enthusiasm of youth and the perseverance of a champion. She is embracing the challenges that come with this transition from adolescence to adulthood through a perfect combination of tenacity and curiosity. As an active participant in various school activities, she learned the critical value of time management and organization. Her efforts have earned her accolades such as the Coach’s Award in swimming and Student of the Year. Now she is trying to figure out how to use all of her experiences in a way that lands her that first job.
In this episode we discuss:
- how to figure out what it is that you actually want to do
- the best way to write a cover letter that highlights your skills and achievements
- creating a resume that highlights experience from school and extracurricular activities
- the benefits of volunteering and community service
This episode is a must listen for teens or anyone trying to help other teenagers gear up for their debut into the workforce.
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00:03:08 – Knowing What You Want
00:06:31 – Writing a Cover Letter
00:09:21 – Creating a Resume
00:10:43 – Volunteering and Community Service
00:11:57 – Introduction to Cash Flow game
00:12:57 – Mindset for Job Interviews
00:16:33 – Dress Code for Job Interviews
00:18:14 – After the Job Interview
00:19:42 – Additional Tips for Teenage Job Seekers