Thursday, 30 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Earth Day - April 22

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. Although the idea for Earth Day came about in the early 1960s, the first official Earth Day wasn’t held until 1970.
The purpose was to draw attention to environmental issues :
  • air and water pollution;
  • dumping of toxic chemicals;
  • destruction of natural habitat

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

First Job

Whether you're a teen or older and looking for your first job, you'll need to prepare for a job search. Before you start looking for your first job, you will need to gather some information together including details and dates of your educational background, as well as your skills, and any volunteer or informal work experience you have.

Even if you haven't had a "real" job that pays you a paycheck, volunteering, babysitting, delivering papers, and similar types of experience count as work when you're writing a resume or completing a job application.

Depending on your age, there may be requirements about what jobs you can, and cannot do. For example, if you're 14 or 15 you can only work 3 hours day and a maximum of 18 hours a week.

Make a list of where you went to school, dates of attendence, and if you have participated in sports or other after-school activities, list them too. List any work you have done, organizations you belong to (like the Girl Scouts ) and any volunteer organizations you have helped. You need the information to complete job applications and to write a resume. Job Searching