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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    No, I've just seen it advertised in the paper. It says they're looking specifically for school leavers who want to work for 40 hours/ week for 6-8 weeks before they go to uni, £9 an hour. Sounds good to me, hope I get it! What do you think updating systems involves?
    Yeh course you'll get it and £9 per hr is brill. I suppose it depends on what sort of company/firm it is, maybe something to do with updating some sort of customer files/documents or putting through orders..
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    What would you say about explicitly lying about plans to goto uni in october? I've been rejected from literally dozens of jobs now because I can't "commit to 6months." Shall I just say I'm dropping out of uni and then at the end of September say the uni has changed their mind and will take me back and wow what a brilliant opportunity byeeee!
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    (Original post by homoterror)
    What would you say about explicitly lying about plans to goto uni in october? I've been rejected from literally dozens of jobs now because I can't "commit to 6months." Shall I just say I'm dropping out of uni and then at the end of September say the uni has changed their mind and will take me back and wow what a brilliant opportunity byeeee!
    Or what would be much more realistic for someone like Ellie who has all A's etc, would be to say your planning on going to a local uni (rather than not at all) so would be able to keep your job during term time, then after results day just say you've missed your offer so have to move away from home..and they may even be sympathetic.
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    (Original post by john williams)
    Or what would be much more realistic for someone like Ellie who has all A's etc, would be to say your planning on going to a local uni (rather than not at all) so would be able to keep your job during term time, then after results day just say you've missed your offer so have to move away from home..and they may even be sympathetic.
    That's a damn good idea. What should I do? Say I'm transferring to a local uni? =P

    edit: I just couldn't do it
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    (Original post by red_roadkill)

    - Don't be too self-chuffing e.g. "I have 22 A* and AAAAAAAAAAAAAA at AS and am predicted AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA at A2" (well maybe that was an exaggeration - it was - but basically I've always found that when I list all my grades I always get rejected. When I'm more down to earth, I tend to get an interview/offer. People are intimidated by younger people they imagine to be smarter than them.

    - CV should just be brief (at our age), use the format off:

    ****! noone told me about that before! i sent of CV saying my grades, and what uni i'll hopefully go to in october:rolleyes: - will definitely be rejected from all of them then - and why do they dislike smart people - thought the idea was to employ smart people cos they can contribute with their brains etc, no?
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    (Original post by RxB)
    You don't actually want to work till the 20th, do you?
    that'd only leave me one day prep for uni, right? Hmm..maybe till the 15th october - that'd be more realistic - so anyone got anything? i've applied to blackwells, borders, some actuarial firm, two museums:mad: running out of options now!

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    (Original post by homoterror)
    That's a damn good idea. What should I do? Say I'm transferring to a local uni? =P

    edit: I just couldn't do it
    You dont have to say anything unless they ask, in which case just name your local university.
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    (Original post by homoterror)
    What would you say about explicitly lying about plans to goto uni in october? I've been rejected from literally dozens of jobs now because I can't "commit to 6months." Shall I just say I'm dropping out of uni and then at the end of September say the uni has changed their mind and will take me back and wow what a brilliant opportunity byeeee!
    u might be entering ur first year.. but jus try and blag it...

    for me, i could jus say im waiting my results... and the exams went badly so most likely wont make it in... so im trying to start off work as soon as possible... only problem is that i found out that 2nd year place was secure on 24th june... they dont know that tho...
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    (Original post by Phil23)
    that'd only leave me one day prep for uni, right? Hmm..maybe till the 15th october - that'd be more realistic - so anyone got anything? i've applied to blackwells, borders, some actuarial firm, two museums:mad: running out of options now!

    pk
    try going to brent cross or the harlequin.. they always have a lot of vacancies.. check their websites first.. otherwise jus pop along to the places.. or if ur nearer to bluewater or lakeside, try there
 
 
 

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