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    (Original post by MariamShah99)
    Ive nothing to do this summer holidays, and i know in America you can do things for extra credit, so im wondering if anyone has any ideas for what i could do over the hoidays that would look impressive on a cv
    I know things like volunteer at an old peoples home, start a summer bussiness up , and ask around the community but im looking for some more out of the box ideas
    Helping out in a charity shop or in a charity office are two other obvious ones that come to mind.

    Yeah look for long term volunteering opportunities, with a strong preference for those which aren't similar to more typical jobs, or which require specialist training/qualifications. I'm sorry but helping out in a charity shop or office does nothing to help build up your profile in the eyes of a prospective employer, it doesn't show that you have many desirable skills and anything it shows will still end up with them asking why you couldn't do the same work for pay somewhere else. Something like activities coordination (there are probably other names for it) would be a good idea, you get experience with organising events and managing and entertaining groups of people, and you can specialise to an extent with the age of that group e.g. if you want to go into teaching, work with children or for anything healthcare related work with the elderly.

    For things other than volunteering, manual labour jobs at small companies might be worth looking into if you're up for it. If you're creative, maybe you could design something or do some artwork or writing. Learning a language or programming skills is quite desirable so those might be worth looking into.
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