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Does anyone know any high street shops that would take a 17 year old for part time work? I know it's gonna be hard as I don't have many links to people but it's worth a try I guess

Also do you know any companies that offer jobs as Christmas temps?
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Waterstones! I work there and my job started as a Christmas temp job.
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Waterstones! I work there and my job started as a Christmas temp job.
Is it easy to get into? What's the pay? What do you have to do?
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Pay isn't bad for retail for under 18s, I'm on like £7.00 p/h and 7.5 hrs a week with occasional overtime. Generally you just go into a store with a CV and a covering letter saying why you want to work there specifically and proof read it thoroughly because you get considered less seriously if there are any typos or anything and they'll keep it on file or if there's a job vacancy review it and get back to you. I think it is quite competitive though, obviously a lot of people want to work with books because they're interesting. Good luck!
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Does anyone know any high street shops that would take a 17 year old for part time work? I know it's gonna be hard as I don't have many links to people but it's worth a try I guess

Also do you know any companies that offer jobs as Christmas temps?
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Yup, you can apply for boots, forever 21 and H&M online. I did so with boots and my friend did for the other two.
We also went into debenhams, new look and bhs and handed in CVs. My friend got an interview four days later.

Another friend handed her cv into H&M and got an interview the very next day. A lot of high street stores are recruiting young 17 year old.

Just go to the check outs at high street jobs, ask if they're recruiting and hand in your cv.
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Sorry to bandwagon on this thread, but are you expected to have experience for temp work? Been considering getting a temp job as some of the shops in town are advertising but I don't actually have any experience
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Yup, you can apply for boots, forever 21 and H&M online. I did so with boots and my friend did for the other two.
We also went into debenhams, new look and bhs and handed in CVs. My friend got an interview four days later.

Another friend handed her cv into H&M and got an interview the very next day. A lot of high street stores are recruiting young 17 year old.

Just go to the check outs at high street jobs, ask if they're recruiting and hand in your cv.
Did you go into the store or apply online? Boots usually say to apply online
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Im starting my temp christmas job next week! It's with magentastar and its an elf job! If you enjoy working with children and just being cheery aswell as acting, its a great job!
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Sorry to bandwagon on this thread, but are you expected to have experience for temp work? Been considering getting a temp job as some of the shops in town are advertising but I don't actually have any experience
My friend got a job with no experience at all whereas I got 4 months experience and it's really hard for me to get a job, I'm sure you'll find one, just keep looking
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Waterstones! I work there and my job started as a Christmas temp job.
Snap me too! I worked there last year and they want me back this year Brace yourself for a lot of people approaching you asking you to help them with books whose titles and/or authors they don't even know :facepalm:

OP, if you're considering applying to Waterstones, make sure you have relevant things on your CV. In other words, gush about books and literature as much as you can
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Snap me too! I worked there last year and they want me back this year Brace yourself for a lot of people approaching you asking you to help them with books whose titles and/or authors they don't even know :facepalm:

OP, if you're considering applying to Waterstones, make sure you have relevant things on your CV. In other words, gush about books and literature as much as you can
XD Please tell me you too have experienced 'I'm looking for a book, I don't know the title or the author but it's orange. What do you mean you don't know?'
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XD Please tell me you too have experienced 'I'm looking for a book, I don't know the title or the author but it's orange. What do you mean you don't know?'
What in the world sounds fun
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XD Please tell me you too have experienced 'I'm looking for a book, I don't know the title or the author but it's orange. What do you mean you don't know?'
YESSS. Also last year I had an elderly lady come up to me and say "Excuse me, I'm looking for a book that I found in another branch... It... It... Had a picture of the most... exquisite chicken on the cover, and it was a chicken that was... Victorious over other chickens, and there was a... There was another book with victorious geese. Can you help me find it?"
Needless to say, I couldn't find it
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Did you go into the store or apply online? Boots usually say to apply online
for boots you have to do it online as they make you do an online assessment before the interview process.
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for boots you have to do it online as they make you do an online assessment before the interview process.
I've never gotten past the assessment part
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Does anyone know any high street shops that would take a 17 year old for part time work? I know it's gonna be hard as I don't have many links to people but it's worth a try I guess

Also do you know any companies that offer jobs as Christmas temps?
My nephew's 17 and works at Waitrose. His branch are absolutely desperate for part-time staff from now until Christmas - they're really short-staffed. Worth checking out your local branch if you have one.
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YESSS. Also last year I had an elderly lady come up to me and say "Excuse me, I'm looking for a book that I found in another branch... It... It... Had a picture of the most... exquisite chicken on the cover, and it was a chicken that was... Victorious over other chickens, and there was a... There was another book with victorious geese. Can you help me find it?"
Needless to say, I couldn't find it
would you get told off by manager if you dont know what book a customer is looking for?
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Pay isn't bad for retail for under 18s, I'm on like £7.00 p/h and 7.5 hrs a week with occasional overtime. Generally you just go into a store with a CV and a covering letter saying why you want to work there specifically and proof read it thoroughly because you get considered less seriously if there are any typos or anything and they'll keep it on file or if there's a job vacancy review it and get back to you. I think it is quite competitive though, obviously a lot of people want to work with books because they're interesting. Good luck!
at my branch you have to fill in a form of questions (for part-time) like
- your approach to good customer service
- example of when you demonstrated your commercial acumen
- how you use your initiative to reach your goal
- what makes you a good bookseller
- anything else to support your application

its not just submitting a cv and a cover letter, which puts me off cause im a lazy mtherfcker lol x
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