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Principal Jason Manning
18 H Street
Modesto, CA 95351
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.


There are several steps involved in obtaining a part-time job. As a high school student who is competing with other teens and adults in the job search, you must be prepared and put your best foot forward. Check out some of the tips below to be prepared for your job search.

  1. 1. Keep your options open
    1. ​​​Consider jobs that are in different areas (retail, food service, etc.). The more flexible you are, the more opportunities you will be able to apply for. 
  2. 2. Look online and in-person when looking for a job
    1. Check websites that list local job openings and stop at local businesses to see if they are hiring. Some businesses will put a hiring sign at the window. If there isn’t one, check with the manager of the business. 
  3. 3. Look for companies that hire young people
    1. Some companies are known to hire young workers. Most retail and foodservice businesses hire 16-18-year-olds. 
  4. 4. Try volunteering first
    1. If you don’t need the money and are primarily looking for work experience or something to keep you busy, volunteering is a great way to add valuable work experience to your resume. 
  5. 5. Write a resume
    1. Not all employers require a resume when applying for their openings. However, resumes can help you stand out from the competition. A resume can show that you are serious about your job search, even if you don’t have much information on it. Resumes can also help you fill out a job application. 
  6. 6. Know Child Labor Laws
  7. 7. Apply to more than one job opening
    1. Applying for several jobs at once increases the chances of you securing an interview and a job.
  8. 8. DON’T GIVE UP!
  9. 9. Get your work permit by completing a work permit application (students 17 and younger only)