Many teens can’t wait to get out there and make a few dollars to buy their own stuff or save up for their first car. There are a ton of great jobs that are perfect for teenagers in Oakland, MD. When looking for a job though teens should look out for jobs that offer scholarship programs that help pay for college. Many of the chain businesses like McDonalds and others offer these. They may not pay as much as some other jobs they could get but you would get more in the long run. In Oakland, MD teenagers that work for the state parks qualify for scholarships as well.
If you are looking for some fast cash you could take up a job serving, you get to take home your tips after every shift so you aren’t broke in between paychecks. Babysitting is also another great option. Or you could look into something that is less time consuming than a normal job and you get paid every once in a while and work around your social schedule, things like doing yard work, cleaning out a neighbors garage, helping elderly with household chores, or walking dogs. Don’t be afraid to ask your neighbors or put up a ad in your local grocery store. You could also consider looking into working for one of the local farms.
For those of you who are looking for more steady income though, working in a restaurant as something other than serving can also be a good way to earn some extra money. You could also apply at your local stores such as Wal-mart or local grocery stores. Movie theaters are also a good place to work, you get to watch free movies and get paid at the same time!
Unfortunately, we don’t have a mall here so you would have to apply to different businesses throughout the area. Depending on what your interests are and what your dislikes are you could find a job that was fun to do. Obviously if you don’t like dealing with people you shouldn’t work in some place where you have to be good with customer service. Or if you don’t like getting dirty or working outside you shouldn’t apply in a non office type of setting.
When job hunting though, you can apply online at the unemployment office or in person, check out the help wanted ads in the newspaper, or keep an eye out for any help wanted signs that you may see when driving around. Making sure you like your job with help the time fly by faster and some places you will wonder why you are getting paid to have fun.