A job can be so much more than a paycheck…
Employment helps you:
Think about what you are going to do after high school. What is next for you? How do you get started?
Here are some practical things you can do right now while still in high school!
Do you want to work after you finish high school? Start now! Working a part-time or volunteer job will help build skills you will use later. The experience adds value to your resume.
What Type of Job do You Want?
Wondering what careers might be right for you? Check out the Career One Stop website for tools to explore careers. You can take an interest and skills assessment and learn about training that is needed for specific careers.
Take part in activities at school, at home and in the community. This will help build your skills and increase your interests.
There are a few things you will need to have ready before you interview for jobs. Here are a couple of things to check out so you are prepared.
Forms of Identification
Employers will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) and an official identification such as your social security number, certified birth certificate, or Maryland Identification Card. Learn more about these forms of identification and how to obtain them.
Applying for Jobs
There are a few steps involved in getting a job. You may need to fill out an application form, provide a resume, and write a cover letter. Learn more about how to write these documents.
In this video, hear from a young professional how her early work experiences helped lead to long-term success.
Note: This video is part of the “Work Early, Work Often” is a video series created by the Youth Transitions Collaborative. Together, the three-part campaign highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences in an individual’s transition to adulthood, particularly for young adults with disabilities.
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