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    Does anyone know, or have any experience of whether people who put voluntary charity shop work in their personal statement are credited more by admissions tutors than those who have a normal (paying) job?
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    my sister worked in a charity shop voluntarily...
    i jus wanna note that it shudn't be jus for your cv.. u shud want to help out...
    but yeh course its betta.. cos it reflects your personality.. ure doin it for non-gain
    but then again payin job shows independence n all that
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    Reason I ask is I will have little time to do both a voluntary job (which i'm already doing) and a paid job after the summer which I would like to get some money to put towards uni. So its really one or the other.
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    if it were me i'd do the paid job... take the money and do lots of interestin stuff with it.. (which wud also look gd to unis) including saving it.. they'll respect that ure saving money for uni
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    I wouldn't recommend job hopping over summer as such - it shows lack of commitment and unsettle. That's the feedback one of my mates got from Sheff this year when they rejected him.
    A job of any sort will show commitment though, provided you havent just started a voluntary job in July/Aug and sent your UCAS form in October - that looks like you've done it for the credibility rather than, as jakatak says, cos you want to.
    Oh and I tried saving for uni with my paid job but it's alllllllll gone on beer this year :rolleyes: and I've got a month long holiday approaching fast...
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    if your saving for uni then go for the paid job!
 
 
 
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