Table of Contents
   Get a Life, Get a Jobp. 1
      What's So Cool About Having a Job?p. 3
         So, You Want a Jobp. 4
         Mo' Moneyp. 6
         Having Fun at Workp. 7
         Looking Good on the Jobp. 9
         It Feels Good top. 10
         For Future Referencep. 10
            Recordp. 11
            Referencep. 12
            Recommendationp. 13
         Getting Your Career Feet Wetp. 15
         Job Smarts That Last a Lifetimep. 15
      Your M.O. at Workp. 19
         Doing What You Already Do Bestp. 20
         A Test You Can't Failp. 21
         Taking Leads from Schoolp. 25
         Getting the Inside Scoopp. 29
         Part-Time vs. Full-Timep. 30
         Putting It All Togetherp. 31
   Top Fifty Jobsp. 35
      On the Front Linep. 37
         People Who Need Peoplep. 38
         A Cashier You Can Count Onp. 39
         Table for Twop. 40
         Waiting to Serve Youp. 41
         Counter Intelligencep. 43
         Want Fries with That?p. 44
         That's Sales Bizp. 45
         Lip Servicep. 47
         The Hospitable Hotel Clerkp. 49
         Tell It to the Tellerp. 50
         Got Gas?p. 51
         More Front-Line Jobsp. 52
      Supporting the Showp. 55
         Supporting Actorp. 56
         Tech Talkp. 57
         Answering as an Administrative Assistantp. 58
         Assistant to the Assistantp. 60
         Hanging Out in the Library Stacksp. 61
         Calling All Carsp. 62
         Takin' It to the Streetp. 64
         Instant Messengerp. 64
         Got It Maidp. 66
         Cleaning Up as a Janitorp. 68
         Slice 'n' Dicep. 69
         More Behind-the-Scenes Jobsp. 70
      Doin' It with Heartp. 73
         Places of the Heartp. 74
         Just Call Me Nannyp. 75
         Kidding Aroundp. 76
         Home Alone ... Not!p. 78
         Coming to a Nurse's Aidp. 79
         Pitching to Be a Camp Counselorp. 81
         Counting Lapsp. 82
         High on Ridesp. 84
         Keeping Up at the Zoop. 85
         Kennel Carep. 86
         Waggers and Groomersp. 87
         More Jobs for the Big-Heartedp. 89
      Sweatin' It Outp. 91
         A Job That Worksp. 92
         Yard Controlp. 93
         Cuttin' Up in the Grassp. 94
         Construction Worker on Sitep. 95
         Getting Hooked on Fishingp. 97
         Where's the Warehouse Person?p. 98
         Recycle Awayp. 99
         Wash 'n' Waxp. 101
         Hop to Itp. 102
         The Picky Farm Workerp. 103
         Move Over, Buddyp. 104
         Working Out Even Morep. 105
      You Got Skillz!p. 107
         How Did You Get Here?p. 108
         Writing in Codep. 109
         Ze Webmeisterp. 110
         Be Graphicp. 111
         Word Processing Whizp. 113
         Details and Data Entryp. 113
         Punch In at the Print Shopp. 115
         Prime Painterp. 116
         Crafty Carpenterp. 118
         Grease Monkeyp. 119
         Flipping Outp. 120
         More Smart Workp. 121
   Nailing Down the Jobp. 123
      Go Find an Employerp. 125
         Safety Firstp. 126
         Finding Good Companyp. 127
            That Special Gigp. 127
            Schmoozin'p. 128
            Pounding the Streetsp. 130
            Call Your Agentp. 130
            Online Searchp. 131
         What's Next?p. 132
      Resumes That Rockp. 135
         Who Needs a Resume?p. 135
         Believe It or Notp. 136
         You've Got Stylep. 137
         Top Infop. 140
         Job Objective with Directionp. 140
         Summing It Upp. 141
         Skills for Salep. 144
         Tell 'Em You're Qualifiedp. 144
         Education Made Simplep. 149
         Extra, Extra, Read All About Itp. 150
         Putting Things in Placep. 151
      The Big Cover-Upp. 153
         The Word on Cover Lettersp. 153
            Less Is Morep. 155
            Be Yourselfp. 155
         Get Goingp. 157
            A Head Startp. 158
            Inside Infop. 158
            For Startersp. 159
            Make Your Pointp. 159
            Thanks a Lotp. 161
            Signing Offp. 161
         Reference Readyp. 162
         In Good Shapep. 164
      Blankety-Blank Applicationsp. 165
         Picking Up the App. 165
         Applying Yourself to the Formp. 167
         Turning It In to the Bossp. 170
      Ace That Interviewp. 173
         Dress to Suitp. 174
         Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouthp. 174
         Thinking on Your Feetp. 176
         QandAp. 178
         Turning the Tablesp. 181
         Deciding If You Want the Jobp. 183
         Suck It Up!p. 183
         Money Talkp. 184
         The Big Thank Youp. 185
   You're Hired!p. 187
      You, the Law, and the IRSp. 189
         A New Relationshipp. 190
            Big Brother's Youth Employment Lawsp. 190
            It's All About Moneyp. 191
         The Order of Eventsp. 194
            We've Got Your Numba!p. 195
            What's Up with Work Permits?p. 196
            Eligible to Workp. 197
            W-4 Form for Youp. 197
            You're a Mom or Popp. 199
      Managing All That Doughp. 201
         Getting to Know Youp. 202
         What to Do with Your Paycheckp. 203
            What's Your Cash Flow?p. 205
            The Basics: What Do You Need?p. 206
         The Extras: What Do You Want?p. 208
   Outside the Job Boxp. 211
      Volunteerism That Pays Offp. 213
         Idealism Is Goodp. 213
         The Lay of Volunteerlandp. 215
         What Lights Your Fire?p. 216
         Finding Your Nichep. 219
         Putting Things Togetherp. 220
         Where the Volunteer Ops Arep. 221
         How to Become a Volunteerp. 222
      Inside Internshipsp. 225
         What Exactly Is an Internship?p. 226
         What's the Deal?p. 227
         Looking at Both Sidesp. 227
         What Type of Intern Are You?p. 228
         Make a Good Impressionp. 231
         How to Apply for Onep. 232
      Mind Your Own Businessp. 235
         The Entrepreneurial Firep. 235
         Getting in the Groovep. 237
         A Helping Handp. 237
         Organizer/Cleaner Extraordinairep. 238
         Techies and Artistsp. 239
         Have I Got a Deal for You!p. 240
         Putting Out Your Shinglep. 241
         Taking Care of Businessp. 242
            Bringin' in the Doughp. 244
         Cutting Costsp. 245
         Keeping It Straight with the Governmentp. 247
   Appendixes
      Agencies That Workp. 249
      Cool Books and Web Sitesp. 257
   Indexp. 260