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    I'm currently applying for a Customer Assistant role at boots, just part time as i'm in Sixth Form
    They demand you need 2 references, but I have no previous work experience

    For one reference, I'm using my old tutor.
    But I don't know who to use for the other? I can't really ask my work experience because they were useless and won't even be able to remember who I am.

    Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by chellls)
    I'm currently applying for a Customer Assistant role at boots, just part time as i'm in Sixth Form
    They demand you need 2 references, but I have no previous work experience

    For one reference, I'm using my old tutor.
    But I don't know who to use for the other? I can't really ask my work experience because they were useless and won't even be able to remember who I am.

    Any suggestions?
    Just put another academic reference.


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    (Original post by chellls)
    I'm currently applying for a Customer Assistant role at boots, just part time as i'm in Sixth Form
    They demand you need 2 references, but I have no previous work experience

    For one reference, I'm using my old tutor.
    But I don't know who to use for the other? I can't really ask my work experience because they were useless and won't even be able to remember who I am.

    Any suggestions?
    You can put a character reference- someone (a family friend or someone) who knows you and can give you a reference and say what you are like.
    Otherwise, you could put another academic reference.
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    Guys how would you go about getting a reference from your old school or something . Do I have to go back and visit them and ask ? I'd really rather not because they probably wont remember me , how did you guys ask your teacher etc ?
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    (Original post by Jaegon Targaryen)
    Guys how would you go about getting a reference from your old school or something . Do I have to go back and visit them and ask ? I'd really rather not because they probably wont remember me , how did you guys ask your teacher etc ?
    Just email them! If you know your teacher's email, just send them an email asking them if it would be okay to give you a reference for a job - most teachers, if not all, will! Good luck
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    You can get a character reference. Or just get another academic reference !
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    I worked at boots for 3 months as a christmas customer assistant and had virtually no work experience, i messed up the first time as i was nervous in the interview but i got called at a second one and did well, its all about the confidence at the interview
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    I got declined because I failed the 'personality test' that sucks!
    But my friend, who is really dumb - she still hasn't passed GCSE English and she's 17, made it through to the interview process.. I just think that the application system isn't that great :rolleyes:

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