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    Hi, I'm 13 years old and in less than two weeks I will become 14. I have read most advice people have given to seekers that also want a daily/weekend job like me. I have considered contacting local business' about employing me however I find it hard what to say as I don't want to seem as if I am too in your face.. I heard WHSmith employ 13-14 year olds but I am afraid of rejection
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    Honestly man if you find a job at the age of 14 I will give you a medal, I'm 18 and with a higher national diploma in computing, high school highers (a levels) and Intermediates (GCSEs) yet I cant seem to find a job (going to start job hunting again soon)

    Its really tough times out their and work is no joke so unless your serious about it then go for it but at your age (no offence) I would stick to school work and work hard at school and ace your classes. Also why is it your wanting a job anyways??


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    Most larger chain companies only employ people over the age of 16 as they have national insurance, and anyone younger doesn't. My advice is if you want to try and get a job try and target small local businesses as they tend to have policies which are a little more lenient! Good luck
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    (Original post by Rathor)
    Honestly man if you find a job at the age of 14 I will give you a medal, I'm 18 and with a higher national diploma in computing, high school highers (a levels) and Intermediates (GCSEs) yet I cant seem to find a job (going to start job hunting again soon)

    Its really tough times out their and work is no joke so unless your serious about it then go for it but at your age (no offence) I would stick to school work and work hard at school and ace your classes. Also why is it your wanting a job anyways??


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    Depends entirely on the area you live in. I'm from a small town, and a huge proportion of 14 year olds are employed in shops and chippys. I've worked since I was 13, (in my parents shop) and in a variety (well, 5 total) of different jobs since then - I'm now 21.

    Working from a young age means you get experience and can also have disposable income of your own, therefore don't have to rely on the bank of mum and dad.

    OP go round smaller, local shops too. They might be more likely to hire you for a few hours after school than a big chain would.


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    Honestly the best thing you can do is put yourself out there! Business owners want to see enthusiastic people who activity seek out a job. My advice would be go around every business you can, even if you are too young, I bet they will remember your name and face and in a few years they will gladly take you on.

    good luck!


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