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    What jobs are best? I need money for university so I don't know if I have enough time to take unpaid work experience, I was considering just wandering around the town asking for jobs but I wouldn't know where to start and from the sounds of things work places don't want people with no experience but there must be some places since you have to start somewhere.

    try hotels. that industry, the restaurant and pub one often take peolple on for a while, or for their whole career, especially those who have left school. although you're going to uni, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Everyone has to start somewhere! And most companies will recognise this, instead of listing on your C.V work experience, say what you are good at and what skills you can offer any potential employers.

    Apply to local supermarkets to do anything even stacking shelves, try local cafes and restraunts as these businesses are normally willing to take on people without previous experience.

    Don't be downhearted if some applications are turned down it happens to the best of us, just keep on trying, and have a go at everything that you think you could do. Good luck.

    See if you can find any businesses that are looking for admin staff, or willing to take on a junior/trainee. The experience will last you a life time and having office experience will be very useful if you need to find future employment whilst at university. Plus the money is generally better, depending on where you work obviously.

    Hey, we're in the same boat! I'm just sending out lots of applications and CV's in hopes someone will take me on. If not, I'm going to join an agency so at least I'll have some experience.
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    Hey thanks all, I guess I had too high expectations for this sort of thing. So basically Cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and pubs then... thats what all my friends are doing right now so seems to make sense, what about small cafes and such, would it be best to just walk in and ask rather then applying?

    Sainsbury's or Sports World/&Soccer/&Ski will transfer you from their store in your town/city to a store in your new University town, and then back again in and out of term time. Which is nice.


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