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    I'm a student who is desperate for a part-time job. I've had three interviews this past month (all unsuccessful, at Mcdonalds, Next and Primark) and just this week, I've applied/handed an application form into at least ten different places. Since when was there so much competition for a simple part time job for a teenager? This is seriously depressing me. Should I just keep tirelessly applying?
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    (Original post by smc720)
    I'm a student who is desperate for a part-time job. I've had three interviews this past month (all unsuccessful, at Mcdonalds, Next and Primark) and just this week, I've applied/handed an application form into at least ten different places. Since when was there so much competition for a simple part time job for a teenager? This is seriously depressing me. Should I just keep tirelessly applying?
    Have you tried being an escort (non-sexual) ?

    You can make some serious money for a few hours of work a month.
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    Look at what you are doing in the interviews!!!! Are you responding confidently? are you enthusiastic enough? etc
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    This is me. I have applied to about 50 this week.
    It is so difficult to find one. And i need a job .... fast.
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    Check out Barclay's Life Skills website. Maybe you need to tune up your interview skills a little, or maybe you need to build up your CV a bit. It's a good tool to help you with your job search. Good luck!
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    This is me. I have applied to about 50 this week.
    It is so difficult to find one. And i need a job .... fast.
    If you've applied correctly for 50 jobs this week you will have spent almost every waking hour applying? It takes at least an hour to tailor your CV to each role, research the company you're applying to and then craft a cover letter that sells the reader on how well your skills match up with the requirements of the job.

    I've met a lot of people who'll say they've applied for 50 jobs but have actually just uploaded one CV to a website and clicked apply on each one. That's a good way to line the waste paper baskets of 50 offices without ever really applying for anything.
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    If you've applied correctly for 50 jobs this week you will have spent almost every waking hour applying?
    Um no. I applied for 50 on indeed where I have my saved CV. Took me 20 minutes to apply.
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    I have three part time jobs but it took me ages to get them. Drop me a PM if you like!
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    Maybe ask for feed back on why they rejected you so you can improve for your next interview/application.
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    (Original post by smc720)
    I'm a student who is desperate for a part-time job. I've had three interviews this past month (all unsuccessful, at Mcdonalds, Next and Primark) and just this week, I've applied/handed an application form into at least ten different places. Since when was there so much competition for a simple part time job for a teenager? This is seriously depressing me. Should I just keep tirelessly applying?
    You are trying. keep persevering. You are more than halfway there because you are being interviewed.
    PRACTICE INTERVIEWS.

    You only need one.
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    I have three part time jobs but it took me ages to get them. Drop me a PM if you like!
    I can't pm you ?
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    Maybe you haven't focused on the sort of 'buzz-topics' that recruiters generally want?
    Things like:
    - communication skills
    - working well in a team
    - organisation/reliability
    Show that you have these skills by using past experiences and relate them to why they'd make you an invaluable employee
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I have three part time jobs but it took me ages to get them. Drop me a PM if you like!
    Are you more likely to be hired by applying online or handing cvs into places? I've applied for over 20 jobs online and I am contemplating just handing cvs into random shops, is it worth my time?


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    I don't have a part time job anymore but during the early days of my business I did work in an Italian restaurant and
    the first rule is
    take anything, don't be picky-I started working as a dish cleaner then I got promoted to sous chef with a 66% pay rise in a year
    the second rule is
    send applications to places directly-i did that I sent 10 job applications with cv's attached delivered locally by hand and I got a job and 3 other returned calls
    the third rule is
    personality is great-i added some personality to my cover letters mainly things that pandered to the interests of the employers simple stuff like the Italian place I used Italian car asperations and food, the jewellers were easy I just added that I was a lover of quality jewellery and watch kudos with antiques dealers
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    Are you more likely to be hired by applying online or handing cvs into places? I've applied for over 20 jobs online and I am contemplating just handing cvs into random shops, is it worth my time?


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    One of my jobs was an online application (but others at the interview had handed their CVs into the shop), another was handed in after I saw a poster, and the last was word of mouth.

    Can I ask how old you are?

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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Um no. I applied for 50 on indeed where I have my saved CV. Took me 20 minutes to apply.
    That's not applying for a job. That's just putting a generic CV into a lottery.
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    That's not applying for a job. That's just putting a generic CV into a lottery.
 
 
 
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