Part-Time Work = Extra Bucks

by Mickey Mixon


Some teenagers would like to be able to get a job and earn some extra money.  Since most teenagers are still in school, the next best thing to getting a real job is getting one that is part time.


When applying for a part time job, here are some tips you must remember when applying to a potential employer;


• You must prepare a resume when applying for part time work. Even if the person does not have experience, it will show the employer that a little effort was made on the part of the applicant in producing something on paper. The resume may contain highlights or strengths about the applicant which could make the applicant stand out over other people that have applied for the same position and in the end get that job.


• Just the fact that you have a resume, and most teenagers do not, is a big plus to employers.


• When meeting an employer, being dressed appropriately is important. It shows the sincerity one has in applying for the job. One must see that finger-nails and hair are well groomed for the interview. The outfit worn could be business casual. A polo and khaki pants will be ideal for men and a polo and skirt for the women will do well for the interview. This would mean that moderate shoes must be used to match the outfit. If one wears a lot of jewelry, it is advisable to remove some to make a better presentation.  Remember, conservative dress is better when going on an interview.


• Getting a job is not easy and there will be a lot of times that the employer will say “no.” This is nothing personal but some employers will prefer someone who has some experience. Even if you are rejected, you must not give up in getting that part time job, and just move on to the next potential employer.


• When meeting a prospective employer, a firm handshake is always a good start. Walking in and showing ones sincerity in getting the job is another. In the interview, practice selling to the person the strengths you possesses in order to get that job.


• In the course of going from one employer to another, the employer may not say immediately if you are hired or not. Other applicants will still be interviewed before making that decision. Be sure and keep a list of the places where you went for interviews, so you will be able to call and follow up the status of your application.


Part time jobs are available in various places. One might find one while walking in the neighborhood, checking the school bulletin board or local paper and even the web for job postings.


About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at