7 Apr 2016

Parenting - Advice for young part-time job seekers

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 7 April 2016
Cafe worker in Raglan

Cafe worker in Raglan Photo: Public Domain

Dear Eager Young Person,
Firstly, thanks for your enthusiasm and for stepping away from Snapchat to drop in your resume in-person. I know how hard it can be for some Millennials to take their eyes away from their smartphone for fifteen minutes…

So begins Australian cafe owner Eric Bittner's open letter to young part-time jobseekers.

So many teenagers were approaching his cafe for work at Cafe Derailleur (a couple of hours from Melbourne) that he posted the letter on his cafe's blog. It was then picked up by social media.

So what is this advice – which Eric says is not just for young people, but for their parents, too?

LISTEN to his conversation with Kathryn Ryan: