-Learn the labor laws for minors
-Discover creative ways to find jobs
-Complete an application and resume correctly
-Prepare for an interview
-Preview post hire procedures
-Know workplace expectations
-Understand a good versus bad employer
-Manage hard earned money
-Get answers to frequently asked questions
Targeted Age Group: Young Adult
Jennie Withers is a graduate of Boise State University, Boise, Idaho and taught Technical Reading and Writing and Creative Writing at the high school level. ‘Hey, Get a Job! A Teen Guide for Getting and Keeping a Job’ is the first book in the ‘Hey’ series. ‘Hey, Back Off! Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment’ is the second. She has also published or contributed to ‘Twist’, ‘Boys’ Life’, ‘Family Circle’ magazines as well as other popular and trade magazines. She lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband and two daughters.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote Hey, Get a Job! out of necessity. I was teaching a course titled Technical Reading and Writing to ninth graders and the course curriculum was very vague. My need for material was in the back of my mind as I talked one day with a friend who was the CEO of a small technology company. She complained about the lack of job getting and job keeping skills in applicants fresh out of college. It was then that I decided to add a job skills unit to my curriculum. After all, there was plenty of technical reading and writing involved with employment. I began researching for my unit, and unbeknownst to me at the time, Hey, Get a Job! was conceived as well.