1. Start Early.
2. CVs & letters including thinking through reference choices.
3. Identifying employers and community contacts.
5. Help them answer the question `What are you looking for?’
6. Interview preparation and conducting mock interviews.
7. Don’t call, email, contact the employer on your child’s behalf unless they have lost their voice or are unconscious.
8. Teach the social graces of negotiating, accepting and refusing a job offer professionally.
9. Coach responses to workplace challenges in the early stages of the new job.
10. Remind them to leave their employment gracefully.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 10 tips for helping your kid get a job – New Brunswick – CBC News.
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