Last edited by mangoh; 04-10-2012 at 17:54.
Normal clothes. It's just to go over your application, and to find out what kind of jobs you will be looking for.
(Original post by mangoh)
I've just got my interview (its this Monday)
What do I wear?
Has anyone else been to one before?
You'll be given your signing on book, and a sheet to record the jobs you have applied for.
It's all very basic, and won't take more then 20 minutes. Make sure you turn up 5-10mins before your appointment, and let the person at the front desk know you are there. Then just browse jobs at the job points until your name is called.
Bring CV, ID, bank details and NI number.
They do check if you have applied for jobs stated. Not on everyone as it's just random, so don't be tempted to put any old crap to make it look like you have. If you are caught doing this they will cancel your JSA for up to 6 months I believe. At your age you'll be entitled to 110-120 quid fortnightly.
Last edited by Sir Master of Bate; 20-07-2012 at 14:24.
Be under no illusion of it being easy. Young people such as yourself with no work experience are not in demand, but it's not impossible. Employers will not really care for your a-levels/GSCE results.
Sign up to agencies. Go in to them with a CV, even if it has nothing of note on it. Then once registered just ring them a couple times a week to see if they have any work. It will be min wage, and frightfully boring jobs, but cash is cash.
Sign up to all the online job sites such as:
Reed have a website, but if they have a local office to you, use that instead.
Local paper will have a job section at least once a week, so always check that. If you can, try and get some unpaid work exp doing anything as it shows willingness to work. Charities and such will take you on for a minimum number of hours a week. You can also send CV/cover letter to employers, even if they are not advertising. I have done this before and have been called a few months down the line and been offered an interview.
Last edited by Sir Master of Bate; 20-07-2012 at 14:39.