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    I've just finished my A-Levels. I wish to join the police force in two years time; however, I need a job between now and then. I have never had a job; have little idea what to put on my cv. I have 1 A-level at Grade C another at Grade D. Have 3 AS's B,E,D. Then 10 GCSE's at Grade C and above.

    I have no idea what job to go in for; I'm happy with anything, but desperatly need work experiance for the police force as they declined the fact I had no work experiance; yet have done many volunteer collections. So, can anyone help me with writing my CV? or can anyone give me any possible job ideas??

    Thanks in advance. Jennie.

    For your CV:
    1) Lay it out clearly and logically
    2) Check your grammar and spelling
    3) Include a polite and concise covering-note

    Work experience:
    1) Try and do something relevant; social work? You could do some volunteer work to show you 'want to give something back into the community'
    2) Get your parents' friends to say you've worked for them to beef-up you CV (if this is possible)
    3) Just try and get a regular, professional job - even just being the teaboy/girl in an office looks better than working in Topman.

    Good luck!

    Create a CV (In Microsoft Word)

    + On the File menu, click New.
    + In the New Document task pane, under New from template, click General Templates.
    + Click the Other Documents tab.
    + Double-click Résumé Wizard.
    + If you do not see this wizard in the Templates dialog box, you might need to install it.

    + Follow the steps in the wizard.

    Doing a CV using the template looks very professional, also try to keep it short and to the point, you don't have to necessarily mention work experience that you actually got paid for, e.g. you could say I have worked in part of a team when I helped to lay the flooring with my uncle who is a floor tiler (make it up, with something they either can't check or someone who would lie for you ) make it sound believable though!

    Also like the person above said try to get some experience, any job would be good for being an officer but I would assume either a professional job or one working closesly with the public would be best, if it's a two year stop gap then try to get a job where you can work your way up the ladder, you could already be bettering yourself in some jobs after 1/2 years whereas in a shop you might be waiting years/ not as many opps in a lot of shops. GL
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