Jobs for 15 Year Olds
Most work opportunities are geared to adults, and jobs for 15 year olds are hard to come by. In many instances, a person must be at least 16 years old (don’t worry, I’ll be writing soon on jobs for 16 year olds too) to get the job and 15 year olds are often dismissed as not old enough to hold a real job. Therefore most 15 year olds end up doing odd jobs such as babysitting, dog walking or gardening for neighbors.
One example of a company that does hire teenagers in spite of the special needs and paperwork that may entail, is McDonalds. Most employers do not wish to deal with 15 year olds, since there are legal limitations on employment of minors. Movies Theaters, restaurants or grocery stores can sometimes have openings for jobs for 15 year olds. Some gas stations, amusements parks or retail stores may often agree to hire 15 year olds.
Different companies have different policies about hiring minors so you might as well just apply – the worst thing that can happen is they say no. When you do go, you should dress neat, clean, and appropriately for the business, be polite and ask for an application and the appropriate time to bring it back. It is very likely you may be asked to provide references, so speak to parents and teachers about it beforehand.For a reliable and trustworthy teen, there can actually be a wide range of possible jobs for 15 year olds. It may not be necessary for a bright and mature 15 year old to spend his summer babysitting or mowing the lawns.
Creative Ideas for Part time Jobs for 15 Year Olds
A fifteen year old looking for a part time job should check out local aquariums, zoos, parks or museums. Part time jobs for 15 year olds are often offered by Cinemas, especially during summer vacation. Tourist venues may provide seasonal jobs, particularly amusement, theme and entertainment parks. A summer part time job at a sport facility, such as a camping ground, swimming pool or a golf course can be an enjoyable option for a fifteen year old. Hotels, fast food restaurants, bistros, cafes and resorts require waiting staff, kitchen porters, dishwashers etc., and may provide jobs for 15 year olds, including clearing tables and washing up. Grocery stores and supermarkets may employ 15 year olds on Saturdays and during school holidays, including working as cashiers, packers, trolley/kart attendants and shelf stockers.
Occasionally there is a need for deliveries on foot or by bike for the local pharmacy or a store, that can become a job for a teen. Jobs for 15 year olds could be delivering newspapers can be an additional option for those who are capable of getting up really early. It is possible to find a position with the Elderly Care Facilities helping care for and entertaining the residents. If a teenager is particularly strong and can handle physical labor, he may find a position working for packing and moving companies. For those interested in their own business, 15 year olds can start a neighborhood car wash. A great additional job for a fifteen year old can be dog walking. Mowing lawns may not be such a prestigious job, but it remains a steady option among the jobs for 15 year olds.
What You Should Know about On Line Jobs for 15 Year Olds
Many times it is easy to find a wide range of jobs for 15 year olds available on line. A vast majority of these jobs has to do with filling out paid on line surveys. A lot of companies that sell and market products to young people need to conduct market research and are happy to pay young people to get their opinion on a wide range of products and services aimed specifically at this target market.
A teen has to be careful not to get tricked when working on line. Obviously, one must be super careful about revealing personal information on line. Do not download any information from any site that offers jobs for 15 year olds prior to checking their security policy. Available job placements for jobs for teens are usually for volunteering and not for paid positions.
In the near future I will be writing on jobs wanting 15 year olds, companies that are now hiring 15 year olds, Dunkin’ Donuts jobs, young jobs and Walmart careers since many of these are ideal jobs for 15 year olds.