Tory Johnson: 10 Tips to Get Your Kid a Summer Job

Don't give up easily. Teens today expect instant gratification. They'll look for an hour and call it quits if nothing pans out. Remind them -- and yourself -- that job searching doesn't produce overnight success. Some places will be filled and others will promise to get back to you. Only through daily effort will an offer come to pass.

Get Your Kid a Job: Resources

Explore a variety of resources to get ideas. Local resources in your community are the best bet for securing summer youth employment. Explore these national non-profits, government agencies and job resources to get a feel for what's out there and available. Only you can decide the best resource for your family:

AmeriCorps

Prep for Prep

Step Up Women's Network

Career Explorations

U.S. Government Jobs for Students

U.S. Department of State Careers

Spark the Wave

Teens4Hire

SnagAJob

I Could Be

YMCA

Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and the CEO of Women For Hire. Talk to her at Twitter.com/ToryJohnson.

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