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Job-seeking tips for teens

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Make your resume as strong as possible, and proofread it carefully so there are no spelling or grammar mistakes.

Tailor the resume to the job you're seeking, emphasizing related experience.

Look for jobs in places where you like to shop or hang out.

Make a good first impression by being on time and dressing appropriately.

Network with friends and family, who can introduce you to possible employers.

Read up on the company on the Internet before your interview.

Consider internships. Even if they're unpaid, they can provide valuable work experience.

Source: Dale Carnegie Training, Associated Press