Job and Career Info for Teens


Everything you need to know about choosing a career or finding a job.

Internet Links
Explore careers, search for jobs and learn more about writing resumes and interview skills! Major and Career Profiles
Find the college major that will best prepare you for your dream career.
Facts for Teens: NYS Department of Labor
This site includes information for teens under 18 on how to obtain the working papers you need in order to be legally employed in the State of New York.
Find Summer Jobs
Search a database of seasonal and part-time job opportunities, by location or keyword. While the primary offerings are for summer employment, other jobs may be posted here as well, as well as some internships.
GotAJob: Part-Time Jobs
A site designed specifically for teens, students and young adults. By entering your zip code, you'll be taken to partner sites where you can do a job search for part-time jobs, summer jobs, hourly jobs, teen jobs and entry-level jobs. You can even apply online, and your application will be sent to employers within minutes. Also includes tips and advice on resumes, interviews and what to do and expect once you get that job.
Health and Safety on the Job
What working teens should know about health and safety on the job. What are your rights, what kind of jobs and what kinds of hours can you legally work if you are under age 18, what kinds of hazards should you watch out for, and where to go if you need help! From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Job Doggy
Site by teens for teens. Dedicated to making it easy for teens and students to find part-time jobs, write resumes, and interview.
Job Search for Teens
 Here are some tips to help you get going on your search. Information about labor laws, working papers, and finding a job.
This site has it all -- from job search guides to explaining what a resume is to resume samples, cover letters, tips, career guides, salary info and so much more.
My Future
Get advice and info on: careers in the military, scholarships, college help, managing money, writing resumes, tools for finding jobs.
A great site for young entrepreneurs in Brooklyn. Everything you need to know to start your own business.
New York (State) Jobs
Cool summer jobs in New York State for teens ages 14 to 19.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This handbook contains information on any type of job you might be interested in, including a description of what the job entails, the requirements and kind of training you need and the kind of money you might expect to make.
Summer and Seasonal Jobs for Teens
Lots of links to tips and tools and articles to help you find a summer job, including job ideas for teens 15 and younger.
Summer Youth Employment Program, NYC
The purpose of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is to provide New York City youth, between the ages of 14 through 21, with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models.
Articles & Databases
A database of ten major newspapers published in New York State that you can search for jobs; includes The New York Times and The New York Post.
Print Resources
Getting Real: Helping Teens Find Their Future
Kenneth C. Gray
Learn about your post-high school career options.
Teens and Career Choices
Hal Marcovitz
Guides teens in choosing careers.
The Uncollege Alternative : Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College
Danielle Wood
Get ideas for careers that don't require college degrees, or find out how to best use time off from school.
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
Richard Nelson Bolles
Find the career that best suits your interests and skills.