Associated Press
With a resume in hand, Cameron Hinojosa heads into the Family Clothes store looking for work Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2009 in Fresno, Calif.

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While the job market may look challenging for teens seeking summer jobs, some tips and advice can help increase the chances of finding employment.

The first step in finding a job is turning to social media, said Kristine Dobson of the Utah Office of Education.

"Every friend on Facebook should see something, every day, from you saying, 'No, I still haven't found a job. I'm still looking. Do you know anybody?'"

Other tips include:

Start looking now

Get the word out about your job search

Reapply for a job you held last year

Be professional

Do mock interviews in advance

Show energy

Dress appropriately

Know where to look

Play up your strengths

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