Get an After School Job

OK so you need some cash but you can't get any. Maybe an after school job will help? Follow these simple tips to get a great job after school.


  1. Get permission from your parents and agree on a schedule and transportation plan.
  2. Make a list of the types of jobs that you can do and where you can look. If you are a younger teen, who is limited in what work you can do by labor laws, consider starting your own business. You can babysit, walk dogs, or cut lawns.
  3. Network with neighbors, business owners, school staff, church members, and local job service counselors.
  4. Market yourself by creating a resume and distributing flyers.
  5. Apply for the jobs you’ve identified on your list. Dress neatly and be courteous. The more people you talk to, the better you’ll get – and the more comfortable you’ll be talking to adults.
  6. Send thank-you notes to the people who interviewed you. You never know when the impression you make may reap unexpected rewards.


  • Baby sitting in the evening for neighbors can be a good way to earn a little money.
  • Jump at any opportunity
  • If you are less than 13 years old you can babysit/walk pets/landscape,or at any age you could just help out someone at anything like translate or filling out forms. They can pay you $10 or less but still be happy because with $10 you can buy much stuff.


  • You could get very tired after a long school day

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