I just turned 14 this past fall, which means I can legally work a job.
I've applied to several places, fluffing up my resume with everything I think could possibly help me, things showing i'm intelligent such as doing well in Math Competitions, scoring high on SAT subject tests, some experience in retail from volunteering at a community theatre etc. I still haven't gotten a call back from any of the places I applied to and i'm assuming it has to do with my age.
Now, I found an online application form for a nearby retail position that would be ideal to have, and am wondering What can I put on my application to make companies think I am old enough to work with them?
It's been brought to my attention that schedule might be a concern, but after reviewing this website, I found that the hours for 14-15 year olds are pretty lenient during the summer.
Generally, employment hours must not conflict with school hours or impair academic performance. For children younger than 16 years of age, labor must not begin before 7:00am or continue past 7:00pm, except between June 1st and Labor Day when employment hours may extend to 9:00pm. During school weeks, juveniles 14 and 15 years of age may not work more than 3 hours per day or 18 hours in one seven-day period. Non-school working hours must remain under eight per day and 40 per week.
The specific job I'm looking for is a ice-cream scooper, and I think that 40 hours a week would be more than enough time to work regulalry, a large part of why I'm looking at this job is that it's close enough to walk to 5 - 7 minute walk.