Getting a First Job

New responsibilities, new opportunities

Whether your teen is babysitting, mowing lawns, flipping burgers, working in an office or otherwise preparing for a career, a first job can provide a positive, educational, confidence-building experience. After all, a first job represents more than just work. It provides:

  • An opportunity to develop independence both personally and financially
  • A chance to learn lessons that remain pertinent throughout life
  • A first exposure to dealing with supervisors, co-workers and customers
  • A way to learn responsibility and develop a strong work ethic

A chance to instill good habits

Along the way, a first job offers important lessons in practical money management, including:


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