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    Hi, ive just started my gap year and looking for employment for the next 6 months.

    My exams results are ok, 4A*, 6A for GCSE and ABBa for A level (all sciences)

    i was wondering if i would be able to get a full time office job of some sorts even thought i am not a graduate? And if so how, should i just use a website to find vacancies.
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    Hey

    U should be ok for an office job, just use a basic job centre site or an office recruitment site for searching needs... it kinda helps when they actually reply back... good luck tho!
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    Try joining a temping agency for the next six months. From experience though I'm finding it really hard to find office work with just a-levels, hopefully you'll have more luck!
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    from experience though I'm finding it really hard to find office work with just a-levels
    Thats what I don't get. All these people in offices as purely Administrators don't have high A-level qualifications. Yet I know some post A-Level students look around for office jobs and they say: "wait you don't have enough qualifications/work experience"

    Then again it is relative - as a lot of things are.

    I apologize for this post.
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    (Original post by Ghost Grey)
    lea164 said:

    Thats what I don't get. All these people in offices as purely Administrators don't have high A-level qualifications. Yet I know some post A-Level students look around for office jobs and they say: "wait you don't have enough qualifications/work experience"

    Then again it is relative - as a lot of things are.

    I apologize for this post.
    Thats all right- I don't get it either! I would of thought it would be easy to get an admin job with A-levels but all i'm getting is rejections
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    yeah it is so frustrating, ive applied for soooo many online now and most of them dont reply those that do just reject me
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    I know i'm looking for an IT job mainly in an office and all I get is rejections (your not qualified enough) yet i've done work experience in two computer companies and got neccesary qualifications to work in an office as a junior or maybe something a little higher up.
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    IT is a competitive market. Also it can take months to train someone up enough to do their job properly so you are unlikely to have much success in smaller firms.

    EDIT: That's for Gap Year IT jobs.
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    so is there any type of office job that i can apply to and have a realistic chance of gettin accepted in?
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    You should be able to! I signed up with a recruitment agency, who thought it might be hard for me to get a job as I have no experience, but within a week or two I got one and I stayed there for 11 months. I was an admin assistant and did basic clerical work.
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    (Original post by Hana_1987)
    You should be able to! I signed up with a recruitment agency, who thought it might be hard for me to get a job as I have no experience, but within a week or two I got one and I stayed there for 11 months. I was an admin assistant and did basic clerical work.
    which recruitment agency did you sign up to, if you don't mind me asking?
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    I did exactly that.

    I used s1jobs.com cause i was looking in Scotland. But Jobseekers has a pretty good search tool too.

    I ended up working in the travel industry for a year, best experience of my life!
    You can go for call centres or temp jobs, receptionists, office assistants, admin staff etc.

    If you don't have any work experience at all i guess it might be a bit harder, i'd been working in cafes/bars for years.
    Just send e-mails off everywhere. There are loads, and loads of offices looking for office juniors etc.

    If i was in London i'd have gone for an internship at last.fm.
    Hmmm. Dream job.
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    Yes you should be fine. We take on assistant finance controllers and receptionists with little or no experience and gap year students. Decide what sector you're interested in and join a recruitment agency that targets that sector.
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    Is there any agencies that are good for Computing/IT jobs, that I can sign up to?
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    Ok, i had been trying a year to get a bloomin Office job, couldnt get it!! I have signed up to one billion agencies, and nothing has come through.

    Personally, I would look elsewhere if you want to get a job like NOW.

    Good luck
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    i found a job yesterday!!

    i gave up trying job agencies online cos that was pointless, yesterday i was walking in town and i saw the office of one of the agencies that i applied through (reed) and i just walked in and they gave me an amazing job within half an hour.

    if anyone is finding it impossible getting temping work online just try walking into the actual agency
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    You sure found a job quick, under 1/2 a month.
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    Took me two years to find a job and it was with Tesco's.
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    Before I went on holiday, I just gave out a million C.V.s and the place I thought was least interested and said: "NO...we DON'T have any jobs" rang me the next day and suddenly found a vacancy for me after looking at my C.V. lol :rolleyes: Its at a independent mens clothing shop.

    ..Anyway been working there for a week now - did some volunteer work and w.e. at a local newspaper before I started.

    After failing to find office jobs and all that.. I have an interview for manager of Tom Wolfe & Parks - a concession for Beales - on Thursday, but the guy I'm against has had 2 years full-time working in J.D.sports.
    I'm guessing he's not an A-level leaver, but he still has a lot more experience in a clothing retailer than I do..any tips for the interview?

    I also got offered a job yesterday at NEXT.

    Comet - who I've worked for on Sundays for 16 months - now has an opening as a Merchandising co-ordinator.

    ^^All within a week...when I was volunteering and had w.e I got nothing.

    These jobs all seem boring as hell, but just trying to find one with the best pay for the least boring.
    I'm planning to work for around 8 months then go traveling, but only one company - the one I'm currently at - know and don't mind me doing that. The others might be a bit :mad: so I may leave that out.
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    I wanted to do an office job, but now i'm thinking to get my qualifications first and before that work in a better retail or sales place as I already have experience. Might work in Waitrose, John Lewis or Next, had a hard time getting in there last time due to experience, hope to get there now. Now all I need to know is how to apply....:confused:
 
 
 
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