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    I'm looking to find a temporary summer job this summer just to gain experience and to earn a bit of money. I know I've left it quite late but I live in a touristy, seaside city so I'm hoping somewhere will be looking for a bit of extra help. Anyway I just wanted to know how to apply for a job etc and have a few questions about it, thanks! Thinking I'd quite like to work in a cafe or something similar.

    1. Do I just go in and hand my CV and cover letter to whoever on the till and ask them to hand it to the manager or do I ask to speak to the manager or what?

    2. How do I work out with them when I'd be working? Will they just tell me when I'm gonna be working or will they ask me when I can/ can't work and how long i can work for etc?

    3. Ive booked some festivals and holidays this summer but they could clash with days I'm meant to be working. Would I tell my employer these dates when I apply as I'm just looking for a summer job or do I just wait until closer to the time or what?

    hoping someone can answer my questions, thanks for your help

    What sort of money are you looking to be on?
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    (Original post by Izzie999)
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    Best to go in and ask/look for signs, go home and then write a tailored CV and covering letter, than just hand out generic papers. Whatever, put it in a sealed envelope addressed to The Manager, Shop Name.

    You wait for a job offer before discussing hours/shifts, unless they ask before that.

    Employers looking for people to work the summer, want people to work all summer, so you are unlikely to get an offer if you begin by saying when you can't work. Tell them once you have an offer, but if there is too much time off, expect to have to give something up unless the employer is very flexible.
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