The whole recession tag line is almost cliché now. We are all in a crisis and we know it. Regrettably though, the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Who would have thought there would come a time when every household would require even its youngest to take up a job at the local supermarket? This is perhaps the era in which being the alpha male in the family is the worst thing that could happen to you because that means putting food on the table, paying the bills, and ensuring that your kids keep receiving proper education. Even being a bachelor with no one to look after is no easy deal with. There are so many kids that don’t make it to college because their parents aren’t financially stable enough to put up with the costs. Hence every teenager in the block is looking to find a job a teenager could handle. These days, even the lowest paying job a teenager can cope with is hard to find.
In most western countries, a teenager working part time or even full time to afford his or her expenses is considered normal. The one thing that has changed over time though is how desperate teenagers have become to find one. It’s no longer about working part time to get your car fixed, or to buy a real cool video game. Now the need for a job comes from reasons like your Dad being let go from the company he works in, or the annual increases in tuition fee, or to pay for your mother’s routine checkups because she no longer has insurance. The bigger question now is how to find a job a teenager can be hired for?
The one skill that can get you the most well paying job a person could wish for is computers. The better you know how to rock a computer, the better prospects you have at scoring a decent job. Unfortunately, and this point cannot be emphasized enough, most teenagers today are rather more interested in checking their crush’s status updates and well, stalking other people on Facebook. You don’t have to worry if you are not good at computers. Try to think about what you are good at. Are you good with numbers? Because if you are, chances are you could work as a cashier. How are you at convincing people? You could work as a salesman at a store. And if you are really good, you could work for commission. If you have a creative side to you, you could maybe paint. You could paint for others, or paint for yourself and sell the paintings off for good money. If you are good with cars, you could find work at a car repair shop.
When things get rough, having a skill up your sleeves is the only way to keep your stomach full. You can’t count on others to come save you when you are not willing to try yourself. People are not born with skills. Well, maybe a few, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train yourself to do something just as well. It really depends on how much effort you are willing to put into it. The possibilities to find a job a teenager can work on are endless; just keep scratching till you hit the surface.