If you are under 17, you can get a work permit from your school office. Friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, counselors, and past employers are your best resources when finding a job. Here are some tips that might help you
find a job.
Papers You Need (back to top)
Social Security Card
An Offer of Employment/Work Permit (after you get a job)
A Drivers License (for some jobs)
How to Get These Papers (back to top)
For a Social Security Card call 1800-234-5772.
You will need a certified copy of your Birth Certificate, which is
available at the County Health Department where you were born.
Otherwise you will need to contact Vital Statistics in Atlanta or in
the state of your birth.
Work permit from your school office.
References: Find three people who know your abilities. Ask if you
may name them as references. Write down their job titles, addresses
and phone numbers. References can come from former employers,
teachers, counselors, and other adults not related to you.
How to Apply for a Job (back to top)
You may want to call employers first to see if they are hiring; dont be shy. When you are looking for a job, be sure to dress neat and clean. Dress as though you were hired and ready to go to work. Ask for an application and/or an interview and end with a thank you response.
How to Act at the Interview (back to top)
BE ON TIME! Better yet, be five minutes early.
Look interested and alert.
Dont slouch in the chair.
Look at the employer, not at the floor.
Talk clearly without slang.
Dont smoke or chew gum.
When You Get the Job (back to top)
Come to work on time.
Work until quitting time.
Try to do your best; work hard.
Ask questions when you dont understand..
Job Resources for Youth (back to top)
School Guidance Counselor
Goodwill of North Georgia
(job training for
Goodwill of North Georgia's Website
West Central Georgia Workforce Development
(work programs for youth) 770-228-7226.
West Central Georgia Workforce Development's Website