Simple things like going through the process of interviewing, writing thank-you notes by hand and figuring out how to sell themselves as a solution provider for the company are an ongoing challenge for the youth.
Maybe you've already seen the Target video where people show a young man how to tie a tie. There are so many young people who don't know what's the right work attire or what's the right dress attire that interviewers want to see. There are so many who don't know how to do their resume, how to fill out an application, how to interact with people and how to follow up with hiring managers. Mentors need to be as useful to teens as these Target employees were in the video above.
Although there are definitely young people who are successful in their job or career paths, there are still too many who haven't mastered how to use their personality to make a job interviewer take a chance on hiring that job candidate.