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A lot of shops don't need extra staff. It doesn't just get insanely busy as soon as June begins. Sales etc. obviously means it'd be busier than normal but most shops can cope, it's the Christmas trading period where it gets insane.
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(Original post by AwesomelyPsycho)
Sorry ebam_uk for commendering the thread!
The thing is, I have a year until Uni, so that's enough time to prove I'm not leaving until then
All you can do is keep trying as annoying as it is.
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(Original post by Ed.)
If you have a year till uni, apply for Christmas temp jobs (which are easier to get) then try and get them to keep you on. It worked for me and about 4 other people at the store I work for; started Nov 06 on a two month contract and are still going strong now.
Where did you apply and around what month?
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(Original post by Roobagnall)
rite. just write an open letter to everyone you can think of. send that and see what comes of it.
then. Go into town and get a cv off of everyone who will give you one, fill it in and then give them back.

Everyone can find a job, you just need to get off your ass and find one really :P:
Thats what I've been doing for the past 2 years. Nothing. I got an interview for asda, thats it.

The only reason I managed to get a couple of weeks work in M&S during christmas, is because a family friend works there. I have since contacted them, and they said they would keep me on file for any vacancies. Still nothing from them.

(Original post by luxlisbon)
To be honest, you probably should have started earlier, most places have recruited their summer staff by now, as it is the beginning of July.
Also I think getting a job, the summer before you go to uni is leaving it a bit late, you should have maybe tried the summer before and held onto the same job, or you'd have at least some work experience, making you more employable.
As said above, I have been trying since I turned 16. Nothing.
As for it being too late, I was down tesco, borders and game last week and all three said its a little early atm, come back down towards the end of july.
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(Original post by AwesomelyPsycho)
Where did you apply and around what month?
Boots. I think I applied early September, only just 16 at the time.

Nearer the end of summer search on here and see if there is anything in your area.
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you say catch 22, so apply to a firm who will take on noobs, then after 6 months apply to a company you prefer to work for, having had the 6 months experience required
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(Original post by Ed.)
Boots. I think I applied early September, only just 16 at the time.

Nearer the end of summer search on here and see if there is anything in your area.
The boots in my area is smaller than a bathroom! Hehe Thanks, btw!

I've literally been trying for over a year, non-stop. So time (early or late) doesn't really make a difference. It's just got to the point where I don't think I'll earn anything before uni.
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Temping or Admin Work.
I work for the guys at the Job Bank in one of the hospital departments doing Admin Work and I get to choose my hours and days and I'm on £6.00 (which goes up after my probation period) an hour considering that I'm 16 thats alright in my eyes.
All the best.
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(Original post by ebam_uk)
I am annoyed at the fact I cannot get employment.

I dunno what I am doing wrong. But I got rejected from Macdonalds when I applied online, I am 18. I need to get a job before uni at least to earn some money,:mad:

I have nothing else to do, I need to do something, over the next 2 - 3 months. And obviously you cannot do anything without money! Its so catch 22 out there and so annoying.

Help!
The only place I ever got rejected from (crossing fingers, touching wood and all else given I went for an interview this weekend) was McDonalds when I was living "darn sarf". To be fair I think the fact I didn't want the job and actually had to hold back the tears of laughter when he said "do you want to be part of our family?" might have had something to do with it.

It's hard to give advice on how or why when we know so little about you but I wouldn't be worried about being knocked back by Maccy D's.

If you don't have work experience then you have to show "life experience". You personality has to reflect the most important aspects of the job you are going for. When you send in your next C.V send in a covering letter explaining that you just want the chance to prove yourself as a reliable employee and set out why you are perfect for the job having cited all the usual points they ask for "honest" "reliable" "team player" "punctual" etc etc.

Go and work in a pub where you see a "apply within" sign. Just go up to the manager and say something like: "I don't have a great C.V but I'm a hardworker a quick learner and I will be here everday and on time." If they ask you why you arn't working now tell them exactly why. I've done that in the past and it worked for me.

Good luck with it anyway.
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I strongly suggest emailing hotels in your area, it's worked for quite a few of my friends. However, waitressing, seems quite hard work, so you need to prepare to get down to it.
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Same here, no one will hire me
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(Original post by ebam_uk)
I am annoyed at the fact I cannot get employment.

I dunno what I am doing wrong. But I got rejected from Macdonalds when I applied online, I am 18. I need to get a job before uni at least to earn some money,:mad:

I have nothing else to do, I need to do something, over the next 2 - 3 months. And obviously you cannot do anything without money! Its so catch 22 out there and so annoying.

Help!
Contact as many temp agencies as possible in your area. They specialise in short term work and I'm sure they'll have some jobs that need to be filled for 2 - 3 months. Just Google for temp agencies in London or wherever you are and there will probably be a lot. Ring them up or e-mail them your CV and hopefully you'll get some replies and then you'll be able to go and register and they'll contact you when a job comes up.
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i cant find a job either but i say do not bother applying online, especially on the ones that ask you loads of questions to see if you're suited for the job. i've been rejected to almost every one that asks you to fill in a load of questions
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Same problem, I've applied to Shops, Burker King, Chip shops, you name it, answer is no from them all.
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Write up a CV and go into evry shop/supermarket/restaurant/pub/etc in your local area and ask to see the mananger. Then give the manager your CV and say that you'd like a job if any are going. If the manager's not there, give the CV to a member of staff to hand to the mananegr (put it in an envelope so they don't know what it is).

Failing that, how would you feel babysitting? Pet sitting/walking? Delivering newspapers? They may usually be done by younger teens and the first two don't ensure that you'll always have work, but they'll earn you some money.
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If you just want anything to get money before uni, then how about warehouse work?

You can probably get £6 to be an order picker or something like that. These places are always looking for workers so it shouldn't be that hard.
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(Original post by steffi.alexa)
Write up a CV and go into evry shop/supermarket/restaurant/pub/etc in your local area and ask to see the mananger. Then give the manager your CV and say that you'd like a job if any are going. If the manager's not there, give the CV to a member of staff to hand to the mananegr (put it in an envelope so they don't know what it is).

Yup, done all that, still nothing.
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(Original post by dd1989)
Yup, done all that, still nothing.
Have you tried the others? Also, libraries need staff... Maybe you could try that?
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i am finding it difficult getting a job aswell, i had a job since summer 2006 up until december 2007, but i left it because i wanted to concentrate on final A2 exams, and now..... its sooo difficult to find another job!
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The truth is u gave up finding a job because mcdonalds turned u down. You need to be atleast applying to 5 places per day, that way if a vacancy turns up anywhere u atleast have a chance to fill it. If there isnt that many jobs around in ur area then u need to do some travelling. If worst comes to worst, start begging on the streets but dont give up hope, rather beg than give up.
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