Connecting jQuery to my file?

For some reason I have a project that I HAVE to use jQuery on (ugh) and I’m just having a difficult time setting it up. I have this in the head:

    <script src="ppage.js" async defer></script>
    <script src=""></script>

And this in my jQuery to test if it is working:


        console.log("You clicked the button!")


Yet, I’m getting:


The script tag for jquery must be above the script tag for your own script