Right now, you're not making a very good first impression! YOU want someone to do the work for YOU and send YOU an application? I don't think so!!!
As someone else already responded, the internet is not a good place to start. You need to get prepared for interviewing::
1. Go online and find out how to respond when you do finally meet an employer who is interested, but may have questions to ask you
2. Got a resume? Is the spelling correct? Are your previous work dates correct? Cell phone number? Home phone number? Is your e-mail address cool and "tight" to your friends but a little too much for a place of business? If so, get a new one for your resume and use the old one only for your family and friends! Few employers are going to be interested in someone who's e-mail address is: LuvUupNdown@gmail.com!!!
Embarrassing or sexy stuff on your Facebook, MySpace or Twitter page? Get rid of it! Employers now "GOOGLE" people to see what kind of person they're considering for hire! Don't let your social networking site become a barrier to an employment possibility!
3. No resume? Then YOU become the resume! That means you're going to be prepared to tell by your appearance and with words:
A. Who you are
B. What you have to offer the employer
C. Why you're the best candidate for the job
4. Get your wardrobe ready for job hunting! No jeans, tee shirts and sneakers! Put on your BAM....in your FACE look and bring your "A" game to your job search! And keep it that way until the employer says: "we have a casual dress code here." (That doesn't always mean jeans and tee shirts..find out what it means by asking questions).
Your outfit doesn't have to be expensive, but it must be clean and sharp! Guys: black pants, black jacket and a crisp white shirt with a tie. Pressed!!! Ladies: a pressed, black skirt with a cute jacket or sweater and crisp white blouse will work every time!
5. Start pounding the pavements looking for work
Start at your local library. Ask the Librarian or look online for companies in your community that offer internships where you can work or volunteer part time, in exchange for getting the experience and a letter of recommendation for your portfolio. Even if the Librarian can't provide a list of places that are hiring right now, they should be able to recommend some resume building tips and websites to you.
If the library can't recommend places that normally hire your age group, start going door to door asking local owners if they're hiring.
With the economy being in such a mess jobs are not real plentiful right now, and jobs for a 16 year old may be harder to find than usual. But one thing is sure: you're not going to get much of anything by sitting at home asking people to send you an application! Doing that gives the clear message: "Lacks initiative!"
If all else fails, create your OWN job! Babysit, walk or bath pets, wash and detail cars (an all girls car detailing service would be TIGHT), cut grass, wash and style hair, tutor children, teens or illiterate adults (there may be some grant money available for that but you would need an older adult to help you get started), clean refrigerators or garages for your neighbors, create a grocery shopping service for elderly neighbors, house sit for people in your neighborhood who are on vacation....create websites for people in your church or community, start a video game rental service...the list is endless! All you gotta put your brain in gear!
Find something that you really enjoy or really love and create a business around it! Put your heart into it and don't let anyone talk negative to you about your vision! As Les Brown says: 'few people start off great but in order to become great, you first have to get started!'
Visit web-sites like:
Also, your library can provide other tips for magazines and web-sites to give you ideas and insights from other young people, who are creating their own income!
If all else fails, find a place to volunteer! It won't put any money in your pocket right now, but it will look great on your resume when you're ready to start job hunting again, next year!
youngentrepreneur.com, youngentrepreneur.com/blog and entrepreneur.com/youngmillionaires