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    Hi all

    I'm helping my boyfriend write a CV so he can get a part-time job and (maybe) do an apprenticeship instead of the current college course he's doing.

    However I'm finding it difficult to help him write stuff down because he dropped out of secondary school so did no exams, and he enrolled last year in a college course alongside Functional Skills but for personal reasons he's either looking to join another course or look for an apprenticeship. He also hasn't had any work experience alongside this, but I just really want him to do well.

    What do you suggest?? Other than "letb him do it" and "it's his future". I don't need those sort of comments, just some advice. Thanks everyone
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    (Original post by tingeofginge)
    Hi all

    I'm helping my boyfriend write a CV so he can get a part-time job and (maybe) do an apprenticeship instead of the current college course he's doing.

    However I'm finding it difficult to help him write stuff down because he dropped out of secondary school so did no exams, and he enrolled last year in a college course alongside Functional Skills but for personal reasons he's either looking to join another course or look for an apprenticeship. He also hasn't had any work experience alongside this, but I just really want him to do well.

    What do you suggest?? Other than "letb him do it" and "it's his future". I don't need those sort of comments, just some advice. Thanks everyone
    It’s going to be harder without qualifications or experience so he needs to be prepared to take the cv to lots of companies without a response and to take it to shops which aren’t even advertising. Just goo and ask if there is someone you can hand a cv and covering letter to.

    In terms of filling the cv out as well has he been part of any clubs at all, cadets, scouts etc. Through which he has gained or demonstrated skills, has he volunteered anywhere, did he have any roles of responsibility in anything. These sorts of things can show skills which don’t rely on qualifications but can be very useful to companies.

    If he is finding hard to add anything and earning money is a massive issue at the moment then maybe getting some experience volunteering for a charity. This would give him skills and an additional reference even a charity shop once a week shows commitment that you are responsible can be trusted with money etc.

    All the best
 
 
 
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