I am 15, and I turn 16 in roughly 3 months. I live in Paducah, KY and I want to apply for a job at the local BestBuy. I've heard from other people that if you're 15 1/2, you can apply for a job that says minimum age is 16, but i'm not sure if that is accurate. This will be my first official job. I'm really good with computers/technology and have great social/public speaking skills. If anyone can help me out with this, that would be great! Thanks!
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Oct 01, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Probably not as your first job. I mean brick and mortar stores for your first time, especially at Best Buy won't happen. Most of the people there are 17 and up. Not to discourage you, I mean go for it. You probably won't work with computers as Geek Squad you do have to be 18. I'd think you'd work at the back or be a cashier, but that's my guess. Go for it!
I know my friend, he works at Best Buy up here in the Bronx, he's 17 going on 18, I asked him and up here (well this local store) they look for people that could work from 2:30pm onwards. I was lucky to find a job at my local Verizon Wireless store fixing some phones at the back. Jobs are competitive bro.
I can't emphasize this enough don't get discouraged. You could get hired! I mean you're about to be 16, as long as you got your working papers and your government ID like a permit/licence you're good!
Answer by Mattophobia · Oct 01, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Well I don't live in America, but from my personal experience I doubt you'd get a job there. I've been looking for a job since I was 16. I'm 18 now and I've never even had an interview. About a week ago I applied for a job with Currys (The UK equivalent of Best Buy), it was an online application with only multiple choice things. At the end I was told by the system "Based on your responses, you're exactly the kind of person we want working for us! Expect an interview soon". 6 hours later I got an automated email from them rejecting me for the job with no explanation.
It's hard to get a job. Especially for young people, all I can say is keep trying!
Answer by catchatyou · Oct 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I applied for BestBuy and never heard back. So I wasted over an hour applying (yes, it was that tedious), and they couldn't even send an email thanking me for spending my time to apply.
If you want a business to go into bankruptcy, follow BestBuy's example...