Teen Milestone: Getting a Job or Internship

Your teen did the research, learned about the company and position, and prepared for their interview. The payoff? Landing their first job! Parents, you can help your teens succeed further by encouraging them to be self-aware and understand the ways they interact with others. Talk with them about their strengths and limitations to aid in their job performance. If they’re bringing home their first paycheck, use it as an opportunity to teach them some basic budgeting strategies. Once they’re working, the responsibility of keeping the job can build their confidence. And skills they learn may prepare them for a future career path.

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About Eden Pontz

Eden Pontz is Executive Producer and Director of Digital Content for CPTC. She oversees digital media content development and production for Parentandteen.com. She also writes, copyedits, and produces articles, podcasts, and videos for the site. Her pieces cover a range of topics including teen development, peer pressure, and mentoring. Eden brings years of experience as a former Executive Producer of Newsgathering at CNN, as well as a field producer, writer, and reporter for CNN and other news organizations.

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