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I Am 13 And Want A Job, What Is Available?

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Getting a bit of extra money every week is easy enough. Although at 13 you are slightly limited as to what you can do, if you want a job you will find that there are jobs available. You could just do a simple paper round where you live, work at a local café or restaurant cleaning pots and helping out, or get involved with animals by walking dogs. There are plenty of opportunities out there for you, but as 13 is so young, it’s worth going round to places and asking if they need extra help at weekends or anything similar. You will soon find yourself with a little job that can earn you some pocket money!

As local shops and restaurants are likely to just advertise jobs for older teenagers, it is up to you to get yourself a job. There is no better way than just asking and showing an interest, the attitude that you are showing towards trying to get a job will fill the owner with confidence that you are motivated to work and that you will be reliable.

Personally, I don’t think that you need to worry with regards to getting work experience. As many people aren’t expecting 13 year olds to work and want a job, it’s not going to be what future employers are looking for when you apply for a job later in your teens. Just ensuring that you are punctual and willing to work is going to make the right impression on your boss as you’re only going to be able to do small, behind-the-scenes jobs anyway for your own safety.

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Don't think that just because you're young you can't get a job. There are many job opportunities for 13 year olds.
-you can babysit
-you can mow lawns or shovel driveways etc.
-you can care for dogs/ walk dogs
-probably get a low paying job at a grooming salon for pets
-sell things such as food (cakes,pies,cookies etc.) or crafts that could be used as decorations
-maybe at the hairdresser for sweeping hair or cleaning mirrors, floors, stocking shelves
Be creative, there are many jobs available, you just have to look
    Good Luck!
  Ashley
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julia answered
I'm 13 and I work in my friends restaurant you legally have to be 16 or 18 to serve food but I get paid pretty well.. I work in the back cleaning dishes(busgirl)you have 4 jobs I dog sitim a referee at the soccer field when you are about 12 years old you can start. I also work at pet kingdom and clean the store when its closed...and I keep a close gpa of 4.0 and I play all schools sports nd club soccer. Raising money to train with professionals next summer
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It can be tough finding a job when you are under 16. There are some legal restrictions (number of hours you can work) which means that the kinds of jobs open to you will be limited. The usual suspects such as Paper Rounds, Gardening, and odd jobs for family and friends are common. Sometimes doing some voluntary work can also lead to a full time position such as work experience placements.
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Arun Bera answered
When I was 13 I teach my junior students and do news paper distribute job door to door by the help of cycle! I manage to earn 66$ or 2000 indian rs! Hope it help you!
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You could try for some part-time jobs. You can go for some part time job in your own school (cleaning), or you can go to some other stationary or pizza shops and try your luck there.
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Vicky Ticha answered
The paper boy job, my friend used to work at a dog kennal and earned herself some good pocket money... Or taking and collecting round the Avon catalogues.
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Keiko Deranski answered
I hear you, I'm 15, and I still struggle to find a job, or some good way of getting money. When I was 12 I had a paper rout, but they laid my off because of the economy! (IKR! Mean! Lol) And plus not every where  can you get a paper rout.
I found that dog walking is really good, I charge $10 for a 30 minute walk. I also know a 34 year old who does dog walking as a job! But unless you know a bunch of people, and they call like more than once a month, it's still hard to get money. You know it's not a very constant job, it's all a matter of " will some one see my flyer? " or what ever. Yard work can get you money, like sometimes older people need help with their garden, or  mowing. But once again, it's not a matter of walking up to their door and saying " Hey need help with yard work?"
Then there's baby sitting, my parents wont let me baby-sit unless it's with people we already know. And we don't know many people who have little kids.
I'm sorry I can't help you very much, just wanted to point out somethings. :)
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Donna Kebab answered
Babysitting is always a good one. But if not a paper round. Or you could do jobs for your family and neighbors like washing cars and taking dogs for a walk etc
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Hmm... Paper rounds are a good one. If there is someone you know that trusts you and they have kids then babysitting? I'm 14 and have struggled to find much to be honest.
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erik hubbard answered
Shovel side walks mow the grass take out garbage for older people, help out your family members who will pay you of course hang in there buddy you keep that money mentality you will be making hundreds or even thousands,,,good luck.
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Hey I'm 13 and need a job to !!! I'm going to ask my mum if I can work at the new cafe brown sugar coffee and deli bar in long stratton just for wiping tables and all that stuff. You could also try being a baby-sitter,paper-girl/boy,lawn mower, dish washer, make and sell stuff (cakes jewellery lemonade) I hope that helps !!!!
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Well, I'm 13 and work at home and get an amazing £380 per week.,
I love doing my thing online iots sooo fun. I get to go to alton towers every month nearly!!!
Try finding a job that you would enjoy and not just because of the money it takes.
You will have fun and enjoy it more if you like it and it takes your fancy.
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A lot of young teens are looking to make extra money, but with the responsibilities of school life, home life, and maintaining a social life, it is very stressful. I have suggested to  many teens to take advantage of doing the simplest job that is fun, easy, doesn't take a lot of time doing, and brings in money, and bonus gifts sent right to your front door. My daughter got a MK purse, several gift cards, and her favorite, a free phone came in the mail. 


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I am 15 years old and in desperate need of a job. The only problem is that I am 15 years old. No one wants to give a teen under 16 a job for so many reasons
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I really need a job I live in Bradford west yorkshire UK and I don't know what sort of job I can do can anybody help me and I am 13 years old I need help to find a job thanks
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I'm 13 and I really want a job so that I can get out of the house when I have nothing to do on the weekend because I need money and my parents wont give it to me...please help??
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Hello I'm 13 and I really want a job it gets so boring in the weekend and I want a job like cleaning or dog walking so if you have a job for me... And I need one quick for my mums birthday :-)
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For a proper job you'll have to wait until your 16 but you could wash cars or something for money. Sorry this isn't much help but I'm in the same situations, 13 and want a job to earn money but can't find one :/
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Washing peoples cars, walking neighbors dogs, being a babysitter, doing jobs for neighbors, having a garage sale with all your old childhood toys, selling lemonade and cakes, etc.
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Sam Stencil answered
I'm only 13 and want to volunteer-I live in texas:
I want something that has to do with the medical field? Or like at the nursing home or something.
Help? Any ideas?
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I am 13 years old and don't have a job. It is very hard to find one because noone thinks you are capable of having that much responsibility. A lot of businesses are making the ages that you can work there higher and higher. The lowest job I have ever seen was at a hospital volunteering or getting paid not very much
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Hi , I'm 13 and trying to get a job too!
Its is hard at our age to get a job, but anything is possible. If you live in the Uk the law says you may work, but only for a certain amount of hours. Maybe you could try and get a job in you local shop , or maybe try and go to your closest restaurant. ( they might let you wash dishes or clean tables). I hope I have helped you , but here is a website that might help you!  X
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
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Well try talking in school about it, if they can help you find a job. I need a job as well, but I don't have the faintest clue what is available for me, so I'm going to basically ask in school to kind of help me out if they can. Anyways hope you all the Best x
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I am turning 13 very soon and need a job problem is you arent allowed to work till your 15 where I live and I can't walk dogs and where I live it is not very popular so selling anything wouldnt work I can't go ask any shops cause well its illegal for them to give me a job and also where I live you can't babysit till you are at least 14 years HELP ME!
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I started my first job at 14. I think before then it is difficult to convince potential employers that you can be useful to them, as you have basically no experience and are very young. Waitressing is good for girls because its sociable, fun and the money is reasonably okay - but don't let employers try and overwork you or dock your pay just because you are young. You have to go into the workplace with a mature attitude and remember that your age will sometimes work against you. For example, customers may not treat you with respect which can be upsetting and disheartening. Unfortunately the best option is to try and let it not affect you too much.
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Well I'm 14 and my mom told me that if I was a candy striper (voulenteer at a hospital)that if I stayed faithful to it and did my best she would pay me for it, seen as I don't get a allowance so maybe if you just do something you like.
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Well I'm 13 and I only need $40.00 but I don't want to work ALL summer for just $40, I LOVE my summers, I want to babysit but still what if the kid like hates me? Or you know? I don't know and I live  in a VERY small place soo theres not a resturant or anything like that.
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I'm 13 and want a horse relli quick ino il prob get about £350 4 xmas but its still not enough 4 it neva mind the equipment thers a man next  hu races horses so hopefully I can clean his stables out r sumfin and get sum money any other tips mi ma r da wont let me do work in da house because dey no I jus want them 2 give me money is der any fin out der

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I really need a job and its tough. I am trying but no one will accept me because I am 13. I wouldn't mind a job at a garden centre or a vet or even a dental or doctor surgery.
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There's only a couple jobs available for teens so you'll just have to find what's available.If there are not any jobs available just ask your neighbors for a around the house job they would really appreciate it.Thanks for asking!
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I'm 14 and need a job I've asked everywhere but unfortunatly no where has said yes ): I have a paper round but that is not enough so I'm gunna keep trying
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A freelance editor at 13 give me strengh. When I was youre age I would deliver news papers and I also had a milk round, but if you where to knock on youre neighbours doors and ask to wash there cars most of them would be happy to obligue
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I'm going to be 13 this june and my dad is already making me work like hell! He makes me do these application forms for saudi people to study and travel that are like 50 pages long. I get £5.00 for each one though and you get used to them. I would suggest that you work as a paperboy/girl or babysit.
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Annie Labor answered
It is very hard to make your own money at 13, as I'm 15 and it is still really hard to find a job at my age aswell, as employers really do prefer you to be 16 and have a national insurance number, however there are small jobs such as paper rounds or delivering leaflets etc... Or maybe you could go round your neighborhood offering to do small jobs such as clean their cars and cut their lawn, as I'm sure they would be happy to pay you a small amount for it. I hope this helps and that you find what your looking for
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Hi all, love to help but am not sure whether there is a job for 13 yrs of age
but most people lie, say they are old.
It refer you to real writing job at extracashonline41.blogspot.com
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I am 13, I'm desp-arte for an iphone, but my parents  wont let me get contract, so it was recently my 13th birthday and iv got quite a bit of money left, so I'm hoping I wont spend it and save up but I only get about £5 once a blue moon, so I'm thinking about getting a job not just for the money but for some experience in a job  too .., but I  can't think of a good paying job, I'm thinking about working at the  cattery but its also a £5 job, ( least you get it weekly ), because my parents wont let me do paper rounds, and I don't think I'm able to baby sit just yet xx help me pretty ples ase xx

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