Thursday, May 19

Getting a Job

This is a good activity for older Mia Maids and Laurels. Have a "how to get a job" night. Have classes on job searching, filling out applications (making sure they are complete, what everything means, proper writing style... hint: no abbreviations or text-ese, etc.), how to interview (how to dress appropriately for an interview, what to say, etc.), and how to be a good employee and a hard worker.

If you have someone in your ward who hires/fires people in their job, ask them to speak about what they look for in hiring, and why people get fired. If you don't have people who do that in your ward, ask the employment specialist in your ward, or invite someone in management from local stores to come speak to the girls. You might also consider inviting more than one manager to get different perspectives since each type of job is different: fast food or restaurant vs. other retail stores.

How to Get Any Job: Life Launch and Re-Launch for Everyone Under 30 (or How to Avoid Living in Your Parents' Basement)