It is undeniable that high school students have a lot to worry about, getting good grades, looking at and getting into colleges, performing well in the field of sports or drama or both, helping drive younger siblings places, fitting in and so much more. Throw in getting a job and life can start to seem a little overwhelming. The chart below is meant as a starting place for those who are looking for jobs and don’t know where they should apply. There is no guarantee that the places will have job openings at the optimal location for you, but it’s worth a shot.
It depends on the franchise you apply to but these are generally the ages you need to be to apply to each job.
Places that will hire
McDonald’s (certain jobs)
Chick-Fil-a (certain places)
Quincy Place retirement home
Hallmark (Although they prefer 18 year olds)
Ben and Jerry’s
Work at a summer camp
Baker at Panera
Steps to applying: (my version)
Go to the website of the franchise
Find the location you might want to work
See if they have any job openings
If none are listed, call the store and see if they are hiring
If they are, fill out the application
It is also a good idea to visit the store and introduce yourself as an interested applicant
There are obviously pros and cons to getting a job of any type, and you may want to consider both the pros and cons as well as whether getting a job is realistic with your schedule.
– Money (for college and fun)
– Experience in the workforce
– Keeps you off the streets
– More money means you are able to go more places
– Meet new people
– Time away from school
– Time away from friends
– Not always fun
Getting a job of any sort can be an exciting ordeal and I wish you the best of luck with your search!