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    I have had enough with this.
    I've got retail experience, over 5 gcse's, including maths and English. A decent cv. And I've applied for over 20 places, getting no interviews. Not even one interview.

    Am I doing anything wrong here? Is there some trick to getting a job?

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    (Original post by iWoof)
    Iover 5 gcse's, including maths and English. A decent cv.

    Am I doing anything wrong here? Is there some trick to getting a job?

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    What does having gcse's got to do with getting a job?



    Any way. Ensure you tailor your cv/cover letter/ application for each job and quality over quantity.



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    There is a free CV and cover letter review service on TSR. maybe post your CV up there and someone can take a look for you.
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    Get the CV checked or try to develop other skills or qualities which the employer might be interested in. When writing it, make sure it's well formatted, up to date and with the correct grammar.

    You could always send them a message back (if they do decline you) and ask for advice regarding your application and why you failed to make it through. Some nice companies should be able to help you out by telling you what it was that they saw in other applicants but not in you.

    You could do some voluntary work in the break between finding a job. This might give you some extra experience.
 
 
 
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