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    I am 18 years old (finished A levels in June) and am looking to apply for a summer job so that I can save a little bit of money before I go to university in October (will be studying Pharmacy at the University of Bath, btw). I realise this is a little late, however I have been preoccupied with other things (holiday, dealing with family friends staying over, etc). My problem is that I am struggling to write my CV because I have few extracurricular activities; I pursued a few in the past (football, tennis, piano) however I dropped out due to a lack of interest. Would those activities be worth mentioning (since I haven't been actively doing them for several years)?

    Has anyone else been in a situation like this? I would love to hear your experiences. Also, how would you prepare for your first job interview?
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    (Original post by thewindshifts)
    I am 18 years old (finished A levels in June) and am looking to apply for a summer job so that I can save a little bit of money before I go to university in October (will be studying Pharmacy at the University of Bath, btw). I realise this is a little late, however I have been preoccupied with other things (holiday, dealing with family friends staying over, etc). My problem is that I am struggling to write my CV because I have few extracurricular activities; I pursued a few in the past (football, tennis, piano) however I dropped out due to a lack of interest. Would those activities be worth mentioning (since I haven't been actively doing them for several years)?

    Has anyone else been in a situation like this? I would love to hear your experiences. Also, how would you prepare for your first job interview?
    Id still mention the hobbies- even though you dont do them any more, they are still worth mentioning.
    Id apply to somewhere like mcdonalds- where you have the option of keeping the job on and going back in the holidays. Or possibly also working at a branch near uni as well.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Id still mention the hobbies- even though you dont do them any more, they are still worth mentioning.
    Id apply to somewhere like mcdonalds- where you have the option of keeping the job on and going back in the holidays. Or possibly also working at a branch near uni as well.
    Okay, thanks for your advice
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    (Original post by thewindshifts)
    I am 18 years old (finished A levels in June) and am looking to apply for a summer job so that I can save a little bit of money before I go to university in October (will be studying Pharmacy at the University of Bath, btw). I realise this is a little late, however I have been preoccupied with other things (holiday, dealing with family friends staying over, etc). My problem is that I am struggling to write my CV because I have few extracurricular activities; I pursued a few in the past (football, tennis, piano) however I dropped out due to a lack of interest. Would those activities be worth mentioning (since I haven't been actively doing them for several years)?

    Has anyone else been in a situation like this? I would love to hear your experiences. Also, how would you prepare for your first job interview?
    You could always post a CV in TSR's dedicated forum, and maybe someone can help you out! Also, I hate to say it, but you've left it very late to get a summer job, so I would look into temping agencies instead.
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    I doubt you'd find anything now for summer...I mean where I work the jobs for Christmas are going live in a couple of weeks...
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    I doubt you'd find anything now for summer...I mean where I work the jobs for Christmas are going live in a couple of weeks...
    Would it be too late to apply for Christmas jobs when I move into uni (likely end of September), since I live so far away from my uni city?
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    (Original post by thewindshifts)
    Would it be too late to apply for Christmas jobs when I move into uni (likely end of September), since I live so far away from my uni city?
    They normally look at hiring Christmas staff in September/October, so not at all.
 
 
 
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