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H Ibrahim, I love the concept. I haven't come across any teen based job site. I think the advise given by Richard.curran will help you a lot especially with ideas on sourcing jobs and marketing the service.

The only thing I would like to add is set up a blog and link to the site. I will recommend using wordpress although there are other options e.g tumblr, posterous etc, Then write articles for Teens on topics related to finding work, interviews, CV's, work experience etc. You can share your experience or hire an expert to write some of the specialist topics.

Finally integrate the Blog and website. Submit Blog RSS feeds and articles to increase traction.

In your business plan don't forget to write about your marketing strategy. Identify competitors and it is important to have a unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest.

Wish you the best.
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H Ibrahim, I love the concept. I haven't come across any teen based job site. I think the advise given by Richard.curran will help you a lot especially with ideas on sourcing jobs and marketing the service.

The only thing I would like to add is set up a blog and link to the site. I will recommend using wordpress although there are other options e.g tumblr, posterous etc, Then write articles for Teens on topics related to finding work, interviews, CV's, work experience etc. You can share your experience or hire an expert to write some of the specialist topics.

Finally integrate the Blog and website. Submit Blog RSS feeds and articles to increase traction.

In your business plan don't forget to write about your marketing strategy. Identify competitors and it is important to have a unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest.

Wish you the best.
Thanks, and I can assure you that I am in the process of adding that blog and another features right now! What do you mean when you say a link to the site?
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I've created a blog, to which I wrote a small post about CV help for teenagers. What do you guys think?

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Hey Guys! I know it's a long time since I last posted, but TeenTJ got short listed for April's Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award competition! I couldn't have done it without the brilliant input that I got from you all! If you have a moment, could please vote for TeenTJ! Thanks a lot!
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Hi TeenTJ
I think you have an excellent idea and i think it will help a lot of young people looking for jobs.
I think apprenticeships and local delivery jobs would go down well for your type of site. Your local job center may be able to help you fill the website up, perhaps approach them for their ideas and help on it's implementation (a job feed direct to your website would be good). The job center may also help distribute leaflets advertising your service as would schools and colleges.

Remember, the majority of jobs are not allowed to have age restrictions, otherwise this becomes age discrimination, so make sure you know how to answer questions on this (if you get further in the shell live wire comp), perhaps the best answer would be to say that the website lists jobs that are suitable for young people, but are not only applicable to young people.

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Hi TeenTJ
I think you have an excellent idea and i think it will help a lot of young people looking for jobs.
I think apprenticeships and local delivery jobs would go down well for your type of site. Your local job center may be able to help you fill the website up, perhaps approach them for their ideas and help on it's implementation (a job feed direct to your website would be good). The job center may also help distribute leaflets advertising your service as would schools and colleges.

Remember, the majority of jobs are not allowed to have age restrictions, otherwise this becomes age discrimination, so make sure you know how to answer questions on this (if you get further in the shell live wire comp), perhaps the best answer would be to say that the website lists jobs that are suitable for young people, but are not only applicable to young people.

Good Luck
I've created a link with local youth organisations, to which they said they would happily inform teenagers that come to them about my site. I didn't consider the apprenticeships route, so I'll certainly do some further research on that aspect Thanks for your advice
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First job!

Hey guys. After speaking to so many businesses, often many who wouldn't give me the slightest chance, I finally got my first job on the site! I would love to get your opinion on the redesigned site, and in particular the format of the jobs page

Thanks!

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Hey, congratulations Ibrahim!

Also, I think the site looks cool and I really enjoyed reading your blog post just now at http://teentj.wordpress.com/2011/08/...w-self-esteem/
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Thanks Paul I haven't put a post on the blog for a while, but I'll certainly look to write a new article in the coming 24 hours
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You should do. You write really well
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Heya, I really like your idea. As far I my knowledge is concern,teenagers really are having a hard time looking for a job even temporarily. This, would really be a great opportunity to them.
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Heya, I really like your idea. As far I my knowledge is concern,teenagers really are having a hard time looking for a job even temporarily. This, would really be a great opportunity to them.
Thanks a lot I hope that TeenTJ can thrive and I can help all those teens! I just did my first job post, and was able to provide the employer with many CVs and hopefully provided a local teen with a job. I just did another post on my blog about holiday boredom, if anyone wishes to check it out :P

http://www.teentj.co.uk/blog.html

TeenTJ has been short-listed for this month's Bright Idea award, so please vote for TeenTJ! (It's the animated video). I am forever in debt to those who vote for me!

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