You need to present yourself as professional as possible. In addition to what Nick said in post #4, I offer this:
Proper grammar and spelling if you have to write things down. No text speak such as "u", "ur", etc.
Correct punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. I took one of your posts and corrected it so you can see what I'm talking about.
Get with the times old man. (joke)
I'm just wondering what was it like learning something back in the day.
I'm guessing you break something and try to fix it.
Or read IT books.
I'm wrong am I
This will apply no matter what you do in life. You have to be able to communicate effectively. Employers do take that into consideration during the hiring process.
If you have a resume, they will be able to see if you sound professional in your writing or if you take the "lazy" way approach when you wrote the resume.
When posting, please use proper grammar. Refrain from 'text-message' style substitutions of words like 'u' for 'you', and 'ur' for 'your'. This is a multi-national forum, and some of our non-english speaking members must use translation software which is confused by abbreviations. Most of our volunteer members are very busy helping as many people as they can, and a post that is hard to read will often be overlooked.
Another point: When you talk to a prospective employer, don't litter your statements with "you know" (because they don't know). Avoid "yeah" and use YES. Little things like that go a long way. We all have our quirks when speaking and you must first find out what yours are so you can avoid them during the interview process.
Be polite, say "sir" or "m'am" if that is something you have been taught to do.
If asked "do you know how to...." and it is something you don't know how to do say so and add that you are willing to learn.
You don't say where you live. Find out what child labor laws where you live are so you will know when you can and cannot work. The laws vary but generally as a 15 year old still in school the work hours are very restricted on days when the next day is a school day.
The laws also state what you cannot do, but in a computer shop most of those will not apply since you will not be operating heavy machinery, meat slicers, working in boiler rooms, etc.
By knowing those laws, you can let the employer know you can work X number of hours on Saturday or after school. This will also let him/her know you are aware of the laws.
Good luck in your quest.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 08 February 2016 - 11:42 AM.