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    Does anyone have any idea how a 16 year old with no experience, no contacts, social anxiety and only gcses as qualifications can get a part time job alongside a-levels?
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    (Original post by JackLeeroyd)
    Does anyone have any idea how a 16 year old with no experience, no contacts, social anxiety and only gcses as qualifications can get a part time job alongside a-levels?
    Honestly, your chances are a little low at this moment in time. I was in a similar situation, applying everywhere and having no luck. One thing you can do is volunteering. I know to some it can see it as "Why should I work for nothing" but it looks great on your CV and can be a contributing factor to your CV being read or thrown away.

    Employers want people devoted to the jobs they do. If they had to pick between two people, both having the same qualifications, but one of them bothered to work for nothing but the work experience while the other had no work experience at all, guess who gets picked?
    Also if you do great with volunteering, arrive at on time etc, you have an extra person to out as your reference in your CV (as long as they agree to be your reference) which can also help.

    I wouldn't say it is impossible for you to gain employment at 16, but you have to put in the effort first (A lot of the time, a Student union at college can help find volunteering opportunities, or high school sometimes helps if you're at 6th form.)

    Also build your CV well! It looks better for you to have a well formatted CV which is at best at 2 pages maximum. Get opinions in it from your Student union, tutors or teachers, and improve it whenever you can to stand out!
    Good luck with your studies/Job searching
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    An easy and independent way of money (as well as getting very fit very fast) is working for Deliveroo. It helped me massively when I was a broke student. You don't need a CV or interview - you just fill out an online form and you're good to go! Definitely worth a try - you also get to pick the hours too. Use my referral code JO128665 - would help me out hugely and I'd be happy to share the money too! D I suffer a lot from social anxiety and riding on your own is such an amazing feeling!!
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    When I was in your position (minus the anxiety) I got a job in a shop. Just hand your CV out. Places are hiring Christmas temps at the moment.
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    (Original post by TheInnovator)
    An easy and independent way of money (as well as getting very fit very fast) is working for Deliveroo. It helped me massively when I was a broke student. You don't need a CV or interview - you just fill out an online form and you're good to go! Definitely worth a try - you also get to pick the hours too. Use my referral code JO128665 - would help me out hugely and I'd be happy to share the money too! D I suffer a lot from social anxiety and riding on your own is such an amazing feeling!!
    Thanks a lot. I'm sorry but my anxiety makes me want to know everything detail about something before I do it so do you mind me asking what kind of things you deliver and how it works. I know it's a bit of an unclear question but I don't really know what I'm on about to be honest
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    (Original post by JackLeeroyd)
    Thanks a lot. I'm sorry but my anxiety makes me want to know everything detail about something before I do it so do you mind me asking what kind of things you deliver and how it works. I know it's a bit of an unclear question but I don't really know what I'm on about to be honest
    All you need is a bike and you act as like a courier. You go to the restaurant, pick up the food, and deliver it to customers. Look it up on YouTube - there's loads of videos about working there. The reason why it helped me so much is I didn't have a manager bossing me about and there's a whole community of people eager to help you. It's really fun - as long as you're comfortable riding your bike around towns. And you get paid quite well at a young age for it
 
 
 
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