But if you really want your kid gainfully employed instead of playing Nintendo, here's what you can do to help according to Newsweek Magazine.
- Have them start looking now. Most employers try to hire early for the summer, so even if they aren't out of school yet, have them pound the pavement.
- Your kids generally don't need a resume to work at the food court. Just have them pick up an application during off-peak hours. But they should look presentable when they do. And they shouldn't go in groups. It makes them seem like they're not serious about working when a bunch of their friends are hanging around.
- When they go in for the application or an interview, they should dress like the people who already work there. If the workers wear uniforms, have them wear an ironed, collared shirt, and khakis.
- For girls, no hoochie-mama outfits. And do not show your belly piercing.
- And for the interview, coach your teenager to talk about things that show their responsibility. Like the time they were in charge of their little brother's softball team.