Job Smarts

How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage Earnings, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Low on cash? Tired of being the only one who’s too broke to go out? Maybe it’s time for a job. Think about it—with your own paycheck, you’ll have money to spend and money to save, and you’ll gain valuable work experience. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you might even decide to start your own business. Lifeguarding? Pet sitting? Computer work? No matter what job you choose, it all adds up to cash in your pocket.

This book explores teenage employment from all angles. You’ll discover
• how to choose the right kind of job and how to fit it into your busy schedule.
• the nuts and bolts of landing a job, from resume writing to interviewing.
• how to act like a professional—so you’ll keep that job once you get it.
• the art of money management, including saving and spending wisely.
• how to start your own business, attract customers, and start the profits rolling in.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, Job Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same employment situations you are. Ready to wise up to the job market? Read on!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.6
BISACS YAN024000, YAN040000, YAN024050
Dewey 650.14
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 1020
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource



“While there are many books out there on teenage employment, the eye-pleasing graphic layout, the length, and the supplemental charts and graphs from USA TODAY will make young adult readers more likely to pull Job Smartsfrom the shelf. Donovan presents the content in a direct and clear manner. Job Smarts will also make an excellent reference tool for consumer education, business, and economics courses.” —VOYA

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View available downloads →