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51. The Job Search
Mary wanted to get a job to save
money for her future. She did not want
keep asking her parents for money. She thought
a job would be a good way to
her experience. Since she never had a job
, she decided to start with a simple part-time
. There were a lot of options out there.
could be a cashier, a tutor, a waitress,
an usher. She decided that a cashier job
be most suited for her. This was a
that seemed simple enough that she could learn.
would also let her interact with people, which
her favorite thing to do.
Mary did not
a car, so she needed to find a
that was close to her home and school.
was still going to school, so she needed
find a job that was flexible. She walked
the restaurants and stores in her neighborhood. Some
hiring, others had all their positions filled up.
applied to 10 different places. Her top choice
her favorite frozen yogurt shop. The application usually
for a resume, a cover letter, and an
. She was excited to continue with her job
Two weeks later, five places contacted her for
interview. They were the movie theater, the yogurt
, a candy shop, a video game store, and
coffee shop. She did not mind any of
jobs. She was happy with all the offers