How long did it take you to get your first part time job?

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    I'm 16 and looking for a part time job is hard. I have done lots of applications online only to get rejection emails.
    How long did it take you to get your first party time job? Especially in your teens?
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    I'm 18 now and have just started my first part-time job (outside of school employment); I got offered a job at the second place I applied to. If you are getting straight rejections then you might be missing something on your CV - have you done any past work experience? If so, what did you learn from that and how will it help you interact with customers, other employees etc? Do you have any sporting interests (or otherwise)? How do they develop, say, your communication skills?

    It doesn't have to be a long explanation, I literally just listed my qualifications and then put about 3 lines for each of my previous work experiences, and then 2 or 3 about hobbies. Good luck, if you have any questions then just ask
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    About 6/7 months
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    I have applied for about eleven places. No luck so far
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    I was 15 when I got my first job, I applied and got the job about a month later
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    I got my first when I'd just turned 16, but I'd been trying since 14. Of course I wouldn't say that was an average, because there are very few jobs for anyone under 16. Usually it takes me a good few months though
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    I rejected the job offer in the end (because I realised I wouldn't be able to work 16 hours during sixth form) but got an offer from the first job I applied to
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    Took me 3 weeks to start work when I was 16, I now have a 14 year old sibling who is working as well


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    Like zero time, since my sister was working in a restaurant and made the owner hire me too, lol.

    For my next few jobs it was only a couple of weeks from looking to getting a job.

    Sainsburys is the easiest. If you see a vacancy apply, they only offer 2-3 interviews per position before taking it down, so your chances are quite high. As long as you are not a muppet, you will get the job.

    I've actually working full time but due to a costly wedding I looked for part time jobs. Two weeks later, I have two, lol. Was offered a third but turned it down as I can't make the hours work.

    If you are friendly, approachable, don't wound like an idiot when you talk and have a smile, you will get a job.

    Restaurant jobs are probably the easiest to get at a young age, then when you have some experience you will be a shoe in for a better paid retail job.
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    I'm 16 and looking for a part time job is hard. I have done lots of applications online only to get rejection emails.
    How long did it take you to get your first party time job? Especially in your teens?
    About 4 months; my (first?) part time job was at my parents' takeaway when I was 13, helping out at the counter. But to be honest I didn't 'properly' work until I was 18 - in retail. Reason why I say properly is because I relied on my parents when I was working at the takeaway but took my own responsibility that I decided to look for a job elsewhere without their help whatsoever.
 
 
 
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