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    It's hard...try finding some agencys for events such as concerts where you work on the tills or osmething. i do it and earn 5.50 an hour and work on saturday and osmetimes sundays, better than nothing!
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    It really isn't that hard, especially this close to Christmas. Are you giving out (good) CVs everywhere? Family connections? Cards in windows offering cleaning/babysitting services? Knocking on doors? Me and almost all of my friends have jobs.
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    (Original post by miranda-ae)
    It really isn't that hard, especially this close to Christmas. Are you giving out (good) CVs everywhere? Family connections? Cards in windows offering cleaning/babysitting services? Knocking on doors? Me and almost all of my friends have jobs.
    i have no family in the uk. im giving out CVs but i dont know if they are actually top notch. i've done the other things too. :/
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    there is a difference:

    its hard to find a job
    its hard to find a job that you want to do
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    Have you tried actually investing a little more time in APPLYING for jobs rather than just throwing your CV at every company you can think of? I mean:
    * Tailoring your CV to the position advertised rather than sending off a dozen carbon copies
    * Writing covering letters explaining your situation and why you want THIS particular job
    * Making appointments and asking to see the manager of the shop/bar/whatever you're applying to and explaining what you can bring to the company. This is how I got my most recent job.

    Potential employers can tell which applicants are applying because they believe they can do the job well and which are applying out of desperation or because they've been told to by the jobcentre. By investing a little more of your time you're much more likely to get a return, believe me
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    I have been looking for a job since year 11.. it's been 3 years now as well

    im lying loool...i give up for months and then try again :awesome:

    But IT IS hard
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    (Original post by katyness)
    last time i applied to one of those, I had to have done a First Aid course, which I haven't :/
    Why don't you do that then?
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    (Original post by sallycow)
    Have you tried actually investing a little more time in APPLYING for jobs rather than just throwing your CV at every company you can think of? I mean:
    * Tailoring your CV to the position advertised rather than sending off a dozen carbon copies
    * Writing covering letters explaining your situation and why you want THIS particular job
    * Making appointments and asking to see the manager of the shop/bar/whatever you're applying to and explaining what you can bring to the company. This is how I got my most recent job.

    Potential employers can tell which applicants are applying because they believe they can do the job well and which are applying out of desperation or because they've been told to by the jobcentre. By investing a little more of your time you're much more likely to get a return, believe me
    that's what i've been doing actually. i've had some job interviews but they always end up being full time which is madness since I always apply for part time jobs
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    (Original post by alissasantiago)
    Why don't you do that then?
    it's expensive. i tried to do via St John's Ambulance but they said they'd contact me which they didn't. and when I contacted them, they told me to wait for a reply :confused:
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    Try agencies who will have companies looking for temporary and permanent people, theyre free to register with and they get vacancies first (not all of them just those that go through them) and if you keep in touch then youll be one of the first on their list to call about it if it fits your experience. Have you tried volunteering to get more skills for your cv?
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Try agencies who will have companies looking for temporary and permanent people, theyre free to register with and they get vacancies first (not all of them just those that go through them) and if you keep in touch then youll be one of the first on their list to call about it if it fits your experience. Have you tried volunteering to get more skills for your cv?
    yes. i've done a lot of volunteering. that's all i've been doing whilst looking for work :/
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    it's all right people. I just got a call: I've got a job!! YYAAAAAAY
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    (Original post by katyness)
    it's all right people. I just got a call: I've got a job!! YYAAAAAAY
    Care to elaborate?
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    There are plenty of jobs, it's just that I don't have the experience.

    So I'm going to try and do voluntary experience, next says experience is not required but is liked, so despite this they still reject me.
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    (Original post by Magic_007)
    There are plenty of jobs, it's just that I don't have the experience.

    So I'm going to try and do voluntary experience, next says experience is not required but is liked, so despite this they still reject me.
    It doesnt matter if experience is not required atm there are people OVER qualified in experience doing those jobs, hundreds applying in the first few days.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    It doesnt matter if experience is not required atm there are people OVER qualified in experience doing those jobs, hundreds applying in the first few days.
    Why should that matter?

    It is highly competitive but so? Sorry if I'm being rude but I don't care, I'll apply anyway, that doesn't render my motivation at all.
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    (Original post by Magic_007)
    Why should that matter?

    It is highly competitive but so? Sorry if I'm being rude but I don't care, I'll apply anyway, that doesn't render my motivation at all.
    No it shouldnt matter to you applying - but thats why youre being rejected, why would they take you over someone with experience?
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    (Original post by katyness)
    it's all right people. I just got a call: I've got a job!! YYAAAAAAY
    so in the space of an hour you suddenly miraculously get a job? really? either you were exaggerating in the first place about how hard it was or TSRers have shown you how much more you've been doing and you're trying to end the thread...

    practical advice though- both in my hometown and my uni town all the shops are looking for christmas temps- Game, WHSmiths, Topshop, loads of places. And because the schools have just gone back people who have gone off to uni will have just quit their 'crappy part time job' at home to go away, leaving it open for people like you!! CV-whore yourself. Go on. Every shop, ask if they're hiring. And in bigger towns nearby if where you are is too small...
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    No it shouldnt matter to you applying - but thats why youre being rejected, why would they take you over someone with experience?
    Therefore, I'm going to get voluntary exp first.
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    Exact same position as you, don't give up.
 
 
 
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