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    Hi, I turn 16 next year and as of yet I have ok work experience. All the forms require referees, but I've moved around a lot all my life and haven't known an adult long enough:-(

    I don't care if it's voluntary work or a Saturday job or anything! I need something soon

    someone please give me some advice how someone with no referees and work exp can get a job!! X


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    Hi, I turn 16 next year and as of yet I have ok work experience. All the forms require referees, but I've moved around a lot all my life and haven't known an adult long enough:-(

    I don't care if it's voluntary work or a Saturday job or anything! I need something soon

    someone please give me some advice how someone with no referees and work exp can get a job!! X


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    You can get someone to do you a personal reference- who can say what you are like as a person. This is fairly common especially with people who havent had a job before and need someone who can be a reference. For this you can get someone like a family friend to be your referee.
    You can also ask a teacher from school if they would be willing to give you a reference- for example your form tutor or head of year. Yes, you may have moved about a bit, but most teachers are willing to give references if asked.
    You can also do voluntary work in places that dont ask for references. A good example is girlguiding. You can help out at a local rainbows, brownie, guides group. It loks good, you can do several different awards through girlguiding (e.g. queens guide award or duke of edinburgh award). They also dont ask for references when you start. You can use another leader as a reference when looking for a job/other voluntary work.
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    All the jobs what people you've known longer than a year - I don't know anyone except friends and family :-( and they request non-personal references :-(


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    Just hand in your CV everywhere and you might get a call. I got a job without a reference.


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