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    Hi, I'm currently unemployed and have been looking for work since i completed my A-Levels earlier this year.

    I got quite good GCSE results ( I Think ).
    A in French
    Bs in Catering, Sciences, Maths, Textiles
    Cs in English, Eng Lit and Art
    and, er, E in PE...we'll just forget that one :p:

    For my A-Levels i didnt really know what subjects to take.

    I took french because I got an A at GCSE and i enjoyed it a GCSE. I got a D for A-Level.

    I took Eng Lit, simply on the fact that i like reading stupid, i know. I got a E for A-Level. Turns out i like reading, but the analysing...not so much.

    I took Food Technology because I loved Catering. I Got a D for A-Level. I didnt realise there was a lot of difference between Catering and Food Tech courses, but there is. My practical skill and exam results were good (B for AS exam and C for A2 exam) but the coursework let me down (which is the same for the other subjects aswell actually)

    I think what im trying to say is that I don't know if the results i got in French and Eng Lit are actually transferrable to an actual job (I'm not going to Uni BTW...and there a quite a few jobs in catering/hospitality, but i'm not sure thats the direction i want to take)

    Ive applied for quite a few jobs, mainly Admin work, but also customer sales and a few catering assistant jobs, but i havnt had a job before, which is why i think im not really getting any response.

    Sorry for the long post, but if anyone has any advice or information about the type of jobs i could get with my qualifications, it would be very much appreciated.


    Hi I think what you need to do is take a step back and ask yourself what exactly it is that you want to do. The reason I say that is because even though you might excel in something, that doesn't necessarily mean that you will enjoy a career in it. It wouldn't be fun to start something and then realise that actually you really hate it.

    Have you ever thought about doing hands-on training like an apprentichip? E.g If you like catering then it may be worth looking in that direction. Also, just to up your chances, get some work experience somewhere: google "catering in (wherever you live)" to see what kinds of places deal with that kind of thing. Ring them up and see what they say, even if you just ask for advice on how to get into that field! If you try different things out then you can decide what is is that you really want to do. And if the cash flow is short, just get some temp work to bring in the money while you search for your dream job.
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