I want to start looking for a job soon. Because: a.) The work I do in the summer/fall is finished because its getting cold out and its almost snowing time. So that work is gone for now. I was doing lawn cutting, garden stuff, and yard maintenance for this lady and her husband. (Family friends) Then this summer I also did a bunch of painting-interior and exterior on a house, and some drywalling, and finishing. So back to the topic, i need to start looking for a job because I owe my mom roughly 1200.00 Canadian for the toyota pickup I bought a few weeks ago. Luckily I had saved up a bunch and paid off the difference from 3000.00. So I need a job for this winterr... I don't exactly have a lot of options because sadly, this job I am looking for would be the first time I use a resume and apply for the job. In the past first my dad got me working for these friends of ours, then this summer my mom was talking to a guy at work, then she offered my help. SO I have never applied for a job. I don't have a lot of options because of my age, experience, and that I go to school 5 days a week. I would perfer to work on weekends only, just so I don't get overtired from staying up late doing homework after work on weekdays. Excuse? Nah... Anyways my options so far are: Fast food (i.e. Dairy Queen, etc) Food (Safeway, Saveonfoods, etc...where people buy groceries) Canadian Tire Lordco(I doubt I could get a job there ) Gas Station A store in the Mall Staples Hardware stores And I am missing a lot more, any suggestions to add? The thing is I sort of want a job that looks good on my resume. Like if I wanted to be a mechanic, Canadian Tire would look better than McDonalds on there. There is this guy that goes to my school that I have talked to in the past, he works at this place called FabRite...which is a metal fab place. I would love to get a job there but I don't know if they would hire more people our age. Wouldn't mind working at Airliquid, or a hardware store or something. I realize that the job I'd get would probably involve tidying up, sweeping, cleaning and stocking shelves or something if it was at some hardware, fab, or welding place. I don't really know where to start, I've always gotten paid 10.00 an hour...and now I will get bumped down to minimum wage I think too. Also I don't know how the employer will be with my unflexable hours-just on most of the weekends. I could always see if there are shifts after school that are only 1-3 hours. Not more than that though. Please don't post any smart a s s remarks about this. I am asking for your guys help because all of you must of been in this position when you were younger? Also, I considered getting firewood in the summer, then selling it. But my mom doesn't like the idea of me using a chainsaw. Anyways I could sell each cord for $150 for the good stuff, and $100 for the lower quality stuff. That would be a good days pay each time someone bought a load. Although its hard work and tiring and not everyone wants to buy wood. I like this idea because my dad and I use to bring in 20 truck loads or cords of wood each year together. Than two years in a row we sold some to pay for the rest of the Jimmy. It is also something I enjoy, being out in the wilderness, 4wheeling, and memories of my past with my dad. ANYWAYS enough with my book. Anyone have any suggestions on me getting a job, and any pointers? BTW I want to be a Mechanical Engineer for a career, otherwise something in the trades if I decide against the ME. So I thought a job like hardware or welding stores would look good on the resume? But I don't know, nor do I have any experience. Comments!