From the time our children become cognizant of money, they realize that they want it. Though it is often said that the love of money is the root of all evil, we still can all agree that money is definitely a necessity for living. How to get that money in the form of a well-paying job, can sometimes be the tricky question.
Each of our children has preferences for what they like to do. This will play a big role in what type of job they desire to secure. From working at a popular fast food locale to the local library, there are skills that our children must learn in order to make an impression.
The First Impression is Key
It all starts with the first impression and how they look to a prospective employer. Most children are unaware that simply stopping by to see if they can attain an application is something they need to dress nicely for. When returning the application, it is not unheard of to be interviewed on the spot. So appropriate attire is a huge asset.
When filling out the application, we need to teach our children what type of writing instrument is appropriate. For example, pencils are usually frowned upon. They need to consider references that they use and they will need to seek the permission of those references. They will need to provide names, addresses and phone numbers for them. It is also a good idea to know they have provided the references on the application. That way, this will let the references know that someone from a place of employment may be calling.
Is Your Child Ready for The Interview?
If there is to be a formal interview, this is something where we should do a mock run through. There are so many things that come into play for that interview that often our children will feel underprepared for. We should teach our children the proper greeting when meeting the interviewer, how to sit up properly, how to answer questions, and what not to say. It is also important that our children know the proper etiquette for thanking and shaking the hand of the interviewer.
When you really stop to think about it, there are so many things that we realize we may not have yet taught our children about becoming employees. It is a good thing that there is a life skills program that can help guide both you, and your young adult, into preparing for this stage of
After interviewing various employers and getting their take on what they like to see in a candidate, we’ve made sure that Trekkers working through the Cragsman levels of Skill Trek will find lessons to cover all of these skills and more.