Personal Finance 102–Earn Your Own Way
As teens its never to soon to start shaping a career path. Deciding to work outside the house is the next step in developing our skills set. Prior to interviewing for the first job it is important to:
Communicate Your skills and values as well as be able to provide examples. This can be in the form of a resume’ or interview question response.
- Demonstrate that you’re coachable. Your attitude is as important as the work you produce.
- Make your boss’s life easier. Hiring you is about you helping them not necessarily them helping you.
- Pay attention to details. By doing the small things you will begin to build trust.
- Be positive and bring lots of energy to the systems you follow.
- Treat their business like it is your business.
- Not work too many hours each week during the school year, as this can lead to lower grades in high school (Click here).
- Know your paycheck will not always be as large as you had hoped it would be.
By law, employers must deduct
- Federal and Provincial Income tax
- Employee contributions to Employment Insurance (EI)
- Employee contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
from employment earnings. As a result of these basic deductions paychecks received are less than what is earned.