Career Services: The First Job

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The First Job

As a teen, getting the first job can be intimidating. But now...considering all the things happening in the world, it may seem scary for the teen and the parent. Most would agree, a teen’s first job is an important life milestone. Many lessons that can be learned from that first job.

Teens can start to build a work ethic, punctuality, responsibility, and time management. That first paycheck teaches the overall value of a dollar. These qualities are essential for employability and life management. So, is this the right time for a teen to get a job? As summer approaches, this is a decision many parents and guardians are considering, weighing the pros and cons of their teen gaining employment.

There is no doubt, the job market has taken a hit, but thankfully jobs are returning. Industries that typically employ young job seekers including retail, grocery, recreation, restaurant, and movie theaters, are hiring. And…there are some great job opportunities for teens to consider with the City of Scottsdale.

Thankfully, teens are not alone. With the parent’s blessing, the teen can start their job hunt with guidance from a Scottsdale Teen Employment Program Specialist or by following these Six Steps.


Scottsdale Teen Employment Program

Scottsdale Teen Employment Specialists are available virtually or in-person by appointment, for assistance with job referrals, resume development and interview preparation.

Learn more about Scottsdale Teen Employment Program


Scottsdale Career Services

Scottsdale Career Services assists job seekers navigating the evolving and competitive job market with the latest job seeking techniques and strategies.

Learn more about Scottsdale Career Services and Coaching

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