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Adults, Whats Your Advice for Teens Who Want to Start Working?
Reply by Kylie
I have a little bit of experience with this being that I am 18 and I just entered the work field after trying for the past two years.
Reply by Noisy
- If you haven't graduated highschool just lie about it.
- Your friends and family can be your references.
- Apply for jobs you don't have the qualifications for.
- Avoid hard labor if you can, that's factory work and lawn service and junk.
- Standing around that much is going to hurt, get insoles or crocs.
Reply by Sean
Your best bet in an entry-level, no-experience capacity is to look for customer service jobs at large corporations. That means phones. Health insurance companies pay decently for this and have great benefits. Get familiar with rudimentary health insurance language- stop/loss, deductible, premium, etc.- and learn how to read Explanation Of Coverage ("EOCs") documents. How are diagnostic x ray and lab (DXL), or durable medical equipment (DME) covered in an outpatient hospital vs doctor's office? There's a lot to learn, most of it hugely boring, but once you've learned it, you can move to claims processing, contracts, etc. where you don't have to deal with customers. Make sure to note in the header that, despite not having any experience in this field, that you understand it thoroughly.
Reply by Brittney
My advice would be go for it! Find somewhere that will work with your school schedule and don’t be scared to try it! I worked nights at a small factory while in high school and I loved it and made life long friends (they were all older than me but they loved me and taught me so much about life!)