Taking on a part-time job can be scary, but working’s got some serious perks. You get to make your own money, plus co-workers equal new friends. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, check out this topic’s activities.
Dress for Success
Think you know how to dress for success? Show us. Create a split photo of outfits you should/shouldn’t wear to an interview. Post it for everyone to see. Hashtags: #dressforsuccess #liveup
Medal of Honor Inspiration: Try Your Best
Whether it's chores around the house, volunteering, or a part-time job – do you try your hardest? Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry gave his all while serving in Afghanistan. Watch his Medal of Honor Recipient Living History video and, in 3-5 sentences, tell us how he went beyond what was asked of him. Hashtags: #doinghisjob #liveup
What is an elevator pitch? It’s a brief speech that summarizes who you are and why you’d be the perfect fit for a specific job. Check out the video below for an example. Then create and post a 15-30 second video of your own elevator pitch. Hashtags: #elevatorpitch #liveup
Join the Community
What are 3 community organizations you’re interested in joining? This could be after school, as a volunteer or as a part-time employee. In a post, describe why you want to join them. Hashtags: #jointhecommunity #liveup Check out Idealist.org to find community organizations in your area.
Ready to go after your first job? Do some research and find 2 jobs you’re interested in applying for. What are they? Why did you pick them? Create and post a 15-30 second video on the jobs, with your application deadlines. Hashtags: #applicationtime #liveup
You are definitely hire-worthy, so go after a job you really want. Take a pic with your application. Complete it, then tell us why they should hire you, in your post. Hashtags: #hireme #liveup
Lend a Hand
Ask a neighbor if they need help. Maybe they could use a hand with raking leaves or washing their car. Take at least 3 photos of you helping them out and post a collage. Write about your experience in 200 words or more. Describe who you helped out and what you did for them. How did it feel? Post about it. Hashtags: #lendahand #liveup If you're not sure who your neighbors are, or would like help finding people to help out, try using the neighborhood social network Nextdoor.com. People use it to connect locally, swap things and ask for help.
Medal of Honor Inspiration: Everyday Hero
What qualities does it take to be a hero? Watch Clarence Sasser’s Medal of Honor Recipient Living History video to get inspired. Post five characteristics you think helped him in combat. Then come up with five everyday jobs that require those same attributes. Hashtags: #everydayjobs #everydayheros #liveup
Get Your Résumé Ready
Research the do's and don'ts of résumé writing, then start on your own. You could even use LinkedIn to create your résumé. Get creative and make a 1-2 minute video. Share what you’ve learned from your research and walk us through your résumé. What 3 tips do you have for others writing their résumé for the first time? Post them for everyone to see. Hashtags: #getyourresumeready #liveup
Look up common interview questions. Then, find someone you trust, who’s comfortable being videotaped. Practice answering those questions with them. Create a 1-2 minute video on what you learned about common interview questions. Also post video clips of your answers to at least 5 of these questions. Hashtags: #practiceinterview #liveup
My Job Shadow
It takes courage to reach out to someone you don’t know – here’s your chance to do it. Think about what career interests you, then reach out to someone who works in that field. Ask them if you can job-shadow them. Create a 2-minute reflection video, sharing your thoughts on the experience. Then, write a 500-word essay. Tell us who you shadowed, and what you learned. Did the experience change your perception of the job? Post all about it. Hashtags: #myjobshadow #liveup
How's the Job
Holding down school, a part-time job, and your social life isn’t easy. Give yourself a pat on the back and tell us how it’s going. After your shift, create a 2-minute reflection video sharing how your day went. Once you’ve hit 4 weeks at your job, write a 500-word essay. Is your job what you expected? What do you feel you’re best at? What's hard about it? If you’ve received your first paycheck, what did you do with it? Let us know in a post. Hashtags: #howsthejob #liveup
Medal of Honor Inspiration: Values at Work
How can you connect the values of the Medal of Honor with being a good employee? Watch Harold Fritz’s Medal of Honor Recipient Living History video to see how he went above and beyond the call of duty. Then post a 500-word essay on how someone could use that mentality to help their career. Hashtags: #aboveandbeyond #liveup