Become the Teen Your Boss Wants to Hire | What I Know Now 16

Through a lot of reading and talking with people, I've found that there are quite a few things you can do early on as a teen that can propel you really far! 

One of those things is becoming someone that your desired boss would have a hard time not hiring you. For the most part, actual work experience isn't something you can have under your belt, so you will have to compensate elsewhere. 

I've found that if you put yourself in your boss's shoes, you can get a pretty good idea of the kind of person they would want to hire. No matter what the field of work, genuine interest plays a massive part in choosing someone to hire. Showing that you're interested in the work and proving that you are someone who will learn on your own is massive; just by doing that, you set yourself apart from most of your peers. The problem is how to show that you are the kind of guy that does go above and beyond the call of duty? 

Having a blog or Instagram page is an excellent way of doing this. I really like Instagram because it's free to post, and you can get a really nice visual overview of the posts when you visit someone's page. A blog is really nice for longer story formats, where you have the freedom of showcasing your project better. Doing this also gives you the ability to improve your writing skills and pick up the terminology for the industry you want to work in. 

Key takeaways:

1) There are so many small things you can do as a teen that can massively increase your chances of getting hired

2) Put yourself in your desired boss's shoes and ask yourself what kind of person you would hire

3) Showing interest and willingness to spend your free time learning more about it sets you aside from your peers

4) Starting a blog or Instagram is an amazing way to showcase what you've done and get the message across that you are a guy who enjoys working in that industry.