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Tips for Teens & New Grads

When looking for a job, the Queens Library should be number one on your list for job search tools. The Job Information Centers and Youth Services have resources on how to write a resume, how to get your working papers, pathfinders with job listings just for teens and career planning information. Below is a selection of print and web sources for job hunting and career guidance.

Selection of Job Related Print Resources

Resumes

Your First Resume: for students and anyone preparing to enter today's tough job market
Fry, Ronald.   Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2001    (650.14 F)

First Time Resume: how to quickly create a great resume plus expert advice and samples
McNeill, William. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp., 2000    (650.14 M)

Creating Your High School Resume: a step-by-step guide to preparing an effective resume for college and careers
Troutman, Kathryn Kraemer. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, Inc., 2003    (650.14 T)

Career Guidance and Job Opportunities

300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree
Farr, J. Michael & Ludden, LaVerna. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2003    (331.702 B)

Choices for the High School Graduate: a survival guide for the information age, 4th Ed.
Fireside, Bryna J. Chicago: Ferguson Publishing, 2004    (373.1809 F)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cool Jobs for Teens
Ireland, Susan. Indianapolist, IN: Pearson Education Company, 2001    (650.1408 I)

Exploring Careers: a young person's guide to 1,000 jobs, 3rd ed.    (331.702 E)
JIST Works. Indianapolis, IN, 2003

Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook
JIST Works. Indianapolis, IN, 2003    (331.702 Y)

American's Top 100: for people without a four-year degree    (331.702 K)
Krannich, Ron & Caryl. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 2005

A Fork in the Road: a career planning guide for young adults
Maltz, Susan. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 2003    (331.702 M)

How to Get a Job if You're a Teenager
Pervola, Cindy. Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside Press, 2000    (650.1408 P)

For even more web resources, including NYC-based jobs and internships, go to the Library's teen website, TeenLinq

Selection of Job Related Websites

New York State Department of Labor
Working papers

http://www.labor.state.ny.us/labor_market/LMI_youth/LMI_youth.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Labor Department
Teen Safety & Health on the Job

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/index.html

Career Guidance

What you need to know about getting a job
http://jobsearch.about.com/library/weekly

Learn and Earn Tips for Teens
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Careers/learn.html

Job postings

Career Zone
http://www.nycareerzone.org/

New York City Jobs-Youth Page
http://nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/cityjobs/cityjobs.html