Do you hope your teen gets a job this summer?
Many of them think it's going to be very difficult to do so, despite news of a rebound in the U.S. labor market.
More than a third, 38 percent, of kids 14-16 say they expect to face a difficult search, with 44 percent of those 16-18 saying the same, according to a poll of more than 2,800 people ages 14-14 by SnagAJob.com Inc., a recruiting company for hourly positions.
To improve your chances, the Richmond, Va.-based company has a few tips:
* Complete job applications neatly, without spelling errors.
* Be flexible on work hours, including offering to work weekends.
* If you have meager or no job experience, don't leave that section empty. Tell a potential employer about your volunteer work and extracurricular activities.
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