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


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


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


Career Guidance

What you need to know about getting a job

Learn and Earn Tips for Teens

Job postings

Career Zone

New York City Jobs-Youth Page