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    OK, that time is here! I've finished school for the summer, having just done my GCSEs and my mum thinks I should get a summer job, and I would like one too. The trouble is, I am going on holiday for 2 weeks, would that cause problems? (It's not a full 2 weeks together - as in two 1 week holidays). I was hopeing for a summer job that I could carry on as a Saturday job.

    I e-mailed the local garden centre on their "contact" section concerning jobs from the website, but no response. I am not very good on the telephone at all (which is something I need to get better at). SO WHY DON'T YOU START PHONING PLACES THEN? you all shout... well perhaps I should, but I honestly don't have a clue what to say.

    Alot of my friends have been round shops like Argos and Wilkinsons and asked but most have not had any luck. Trouble is - I would feel really cheeky just going in and saying "do you have any jobs?". Can anybody else empathise with me here? Any suggestions, particularly from those who have felt similar but have had success in finding a job and how you did it etc.

    Thanks alot,
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    (Original post by Trundle)
    OK, that time is here! I've finished school for the summer, having just done my GCSEs and my mum thinks I should get a summer job, and I would like one too. The trouble is, I am going on holiday for 2 weeks, would that cause problems? (It's not a full 2 weeks together - as in two 1 week holidays). I was hopeing for a summer job that I could carry on as a Saturday job.

    I e-mailed the local garden centre on their "contact" section concerning jobs from the website, but no response. I am not very good on the telephone at all (which is something I need to get better at). SO WHY DON'T YOU START PHONING PLACES THEN? you all shout... well perhaps I should, but I honestly don't have a clue what to say.

    Alot of my friends have been round shops like Argos and Wilkinsons and asked but most have not had any luck. Trouble is - I would feel really cheeky just going in and saying "do you have any jobs?". Can anybody else empathise with me here? Any suggestions, particularly from those who have felt similar but have had success in finding a job and how you did it etc.

    Thanks alot,
    Ben

    Hehe, yeah I empathise with you! I need a job over the summer, but like you aren't good on the phone, and don't want to just go round asking places if they have any jobs
    I managed to find a job that I wanted, but, erm, put off phoning them cos I hate phone calls, and by the time I did phone the vacancy was filled :rolleyes: Don't make that mistake lol!
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    make a cv and post it off to all the local companies with a note explaining your looking for a job then when a vacancy arises they will probably contact you touch wood
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    I got a job by walking into a bar and asking if i could apply for a job as a barman, i knew they wanted them cos i saw it on thier website, then i filled in a form and the guy told me to come in of friday, easy as that
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    As britishseapower says, I think the best thing would be to send out your CV with a covering letter attached. This has got me 2 jobs.
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    (Original post by ben3085)
    As britishseapower says, I think the best thing would be to send out your CV with a covering letter attached. This has got me 2 jobs.
    But you probably had a great CV with lots of work experience right?
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    (Original post by young_free)
    But you probably had a great CV with lots of work experience right?
    Not really. Only work experience at Virgin Megastore, a local radio station and Odeon cinemas.

    It's good to give them something that can be looked at, passed around, kept for future reference should they not have any positions at the moment.
 
 
 
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