World of Work FAQs

Real questions from YES teens about the world of work beyond our summer jobs program

How can I improve my workplace skills?

Whether you’re looking for that first job, hoping for a promotion, or simply looking to improve yourself for improvement’s sake, it’s always a good time to boost your workplace skills! Here are some tips to get you started.  Identify areas for...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

I'm not used to "bragging" about myself. How do I talk about my strengths in an interview?

Talking about your accomplishments and selling your strengths can be tricky aspects of a job interview. We’re often our own harshest critics, and it can be hard to find words for the things we do well. It can be even harder to share your successes...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How do I get my co-workers to respect my pronouns?

Entering the world of work can be nerve-wracking for any first-time worker. For teens who are trans and nonbinary, concerns about getting misgendered or facing disrespect can make the job search even more daunting. If you’re worried about finding...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How do I find jobs that interest me and won't get boring?

When you really enjoy your job, you’re not only more motivated to go to work, but more successful when you’re there, too. Here are some tips to help you identify jobs that will fit your interests and keep you engaged.  Identify your interests and...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How to answer common interview questions

Here are some tips to help you formulate answers to 6 of the most common job interview questions. Questions like these will likely come up in any interview you have, regardless of the type of job you’re applying for. These fundamental questions...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

Are there different types of interviews for different types of jobs?

Generally speaking, most job interviews follow the same basic format. At minimum, you’ll likely be asked some variation of 6 common interview questions and be given some on-the-job scenarios to respond to. However, job interviews aren’t all ...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

What should I do if I don't like a job I've already started?

No one likes that feeling—you’ve started a job and it’s just not what you hoped it’d be. Maybe you don’t like your job duties or your co-workers, maybe it’s more responsibility than you bargained for, or maybe the work experience just isn't what...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How do I get more comfortable working with customers?

It’s very common for new workers to feel anxious or uncomfortable when stepping into a customer service role. Luckily, with practice and perspective, anyone can up their customer service game! Here are some tips to help you get started.  Always...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How to get to work without a car

Getting to and from work can be challenging if you don’t drive. Even if you do drive, the cost and carbon footprint that comes with commuting by car might make you want to consider some other options. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get to...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How to give two weeks' notice at your job

If you’re planning to quit your job, you should give two weeks’ notice. This is just a formal way of letting your supervisor know that you’ll be quitting your job in—you guessed it—two weeks from the date of your notice. In this article, we’ll...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago