But guess what? NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO START LOOKING FOR A JOB!
That is because most teens are going to be heading back to school and quitting their jobs. All sorts of jobs that you couldn't get before will be opening up now!
If you are an older teen that can somehow manage a part time job and go to school at the same time, you should be able find a job easier now that school is starting. Most of your competition won't be looking anymore because they have to go to school and can't do both.
Now admittedly, this will only work if you have the time and the grades to handle BOTH school and a part time job. Not every teen can do that and not every parent will allow them to do that. So ask your parents first if you want to try to get a job after school or on the weekends before you go out hunting.
But if you can handle both school and a job, now is the time to really start looking. If you find a good job, you might even be able to hold onto it all school year and then next summer you will already have a job! Good luck.
Go to Snagajob to start your search online for the best hourly and part time jobs that are great for teens.