First Time Job Hunt Tougher Than Usual
It's no secret that it's tough to find work in Florida.
The state currently has a higher unemployment rate than the national average and for teens, the unemployment rate is over three times as high.
That can make an intimidating task for high school students, seem unachievable.
The executive director of Florida Works says there are some things first-time applicants can do to make themselves stand out in a crowded job market.
The first tip, is think about your potential career.
High school students should contact an employer in their desired field and ask what kind of first steps they should take to achieve their long term goals.
Sometimes that alone can result in an internship or employment.
Other tips include, make sure to dress professionally, take the job search seriously, and do your research.
Finding even part-time, summer work is something a lot more people are looking for these days, so it's especially important to convey an image of professionalism.
For more tips and a list of jobs available visit Florida Works.
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