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If you're looking to earn a little extra cash this Christmas or build on your work experience and skills, we're here to help you with finding seasonal employment.

We're also on hand to help with CV's, covering letters, applications and interviews!

Pop any questions you have here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks - National Careers Service Team.
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I've been trying to find work in Westfield white City but I have been unable to· I would love help xx
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I've been trying to find work in Westfield white City but I have been unable to· I would love help xx
Hi there,

Thanks for your post.

I have tried to look for you but the job section of the site is down for maintenance!

Would you be open to looking at other places in and around your area, I did a quick search for the postcode of W12 for Christmas jobs and thousands came back.

When you say you have been unable to find work, does this mean you're making applications and not hearing back or you have not been able to find vacancies?

Thanks - Sophie.
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would you be able to check out my CV and maybe a covering letter just to see if i’m doing anything wrong?
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If you're looking to earn a little extra cash this Christmas or build on your work experience and skills, we're here to help you with finding seasonal employment.

We're also on hand to help with CV's, covering letters, applications and interviews!

Pop any questions you have here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks - National Careers Service Team.
can you look at my CV and my cover letter please as I've applied to so much places and I've either not gotten a reply or been rejected by the ones I've applied to.
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would you be able to check out my CV and maybe a covering letter just to see if i’m doing anything wrong?
Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch.

Our advisers may be able to look over this for you just to ensure everything is as it should be.

You can give us a call on 0800 100 900 or chat to a careers adviser online to talk about sending through your CV - https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/webchat/chat/

I hope this helps.

Sophie.
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can you look at my CV and my cover letter please as I've applied to so much places and I've either not gotten a reply or been rejected by the ones I've applied to.
Hi there,

Our careers adviser would be more than happy to help you with this. You can chat live online here-https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/webchat/chat/ or give us a call on 0800 100 900 and they will talk you through how to get your CV sent across to be checked.

I hope this helps.

Thanks - Sophie.
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Do you know how to get a job around East London? I've applied for so many in the past 2 months (at least 8 applications). I also applied regularly during May and June, all largely in retail. I have only received 1 job interview in Costa at the end of September which I never got into.

I'm turning 18 this month, and have Thursdays to Sundays free and flexible (barring a Career Ready programme in college, though that's largely a longer term thing for careers, and is not every week), and I'm ending Level 3 BTEC Business in 2021. I've got little money and the Bank of Mum ends next August. Sorry to rant, but I need some help! Thanks in advance.
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How easy is it for a 16 year old with no experience to get a Christmas job.
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How easy is it for a 16 year old with no experience to get a Christmas job.
Hi there,

When it come to experience, this doesn't necessarily mean that you only need to have examples of experience from jobs; examples of experience can be anything that shows skills from school and in your everyday life. This could be any achievements you've gained, anything you've helped out with in and outside of school hours.

For example, if someone has helped a family member with homework, this could show skills such as being approachable, having knowledge of a certain subject, being patient and listening and paying close attention to detail.

I would suggest thinking of things in your everyday life and seeing how you can pull up examples of what skills you've displayed. When applying for and going for an interview for Christmas roles, use these as examples to show you have knowledge without having a previous job and explain how you're willing to keep learning and gaining experience with the employer.

I hope this helps!

If you have any further questions on your next steps or would like me to explain things a little further then please let us know.

Thanks- Samrita.
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Do you know how to get a job around East London? I've applied for so many in the past 2 months (at least 8 applications). I also applied regularly during May and June, all largely in retail. I have only received 1 job interview in Costa at the end of September which I never got into.

I'm turning 18 this month, and have Thursdays to Sundays free and flexible (barring a Career Ready programme in college, though that's largely a longer term thing for careers, and is not every week), and I'm ending Level 3 BTEC Business in 2021. I've got little money and the Bank of Mum ends next August. Sorry to rant, but I need some help! Thanks in advance.
Hi there,

It can be difficult when applying for jobs but the important thing to keep in mind is not to give up.

It might be worth looking into our useful tips on how to apply for a job so you can understand if there's anything you can include to help boost your application-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....lication-forms

It might also be worth looking into the How to find advertised job vacancies section as this might help you understand where you can find jobs-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....-job-vacancies

Networking is also an important part of job searching; you might find that even doing things such as asking family members and friends about opportunities might open up opportunities as this way you'e letting people know that you're looking for a job so they can keep you in mind if they find out about any jobs. You can also use the helpful tips on the following link-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....job/networking

You also mentioned that you've had one interview, it might help to get in touch with costa to ask for some feedback so you can understand what they were looking for to help you with future interviews. It might also help to research into interview tips on our website so you can understand what types of skills employers look-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....terview-advice
https://nationalcareers.service.gov....view-questions

I hope this helps!

Thanks- Samrita.
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Could you recommend employers that take people who are 15? I've gone into a few shops in my town that have seasonal vacancies in the window and none of them would take me.
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Could you recommend employers that take people who are 15? I've gone into a few shops in my town that have seasonal vacancies in the window and none of them would take me.
Hi,

It might be worth firstly to ask those employers for some feedback on your application. This might help you to understand ways to improve your application. It's brilliant that you've gone to employers directly in your town already so it might also help to look into the useful tips on our website on how to search for jobs online-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....-job-vacancies

Networking is also important when looking for jobs as you might be able to find out about job vacancies through friends and family members. You can use the following link to find out how you can network and increase your chances of getting job-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....job/networking

I hope this helps and if you have any further questions please let me know.

Thanks- Samrita.
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I've recently applied for bakery assistant at M&S, but I don't know how to finish off my personal statement. I have written about bits of my personality, how my experience as a customer assistant can help with this job and the enjoyment I get from customers by talking to them and helping. Please help me.Thank you in advance.
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I've recently applied for bakery assistant at M&S, but I don't know how to finish off my personal statement. I have written about bits of my personality, how my experience as a customer assistant can help with this job and the enjoyment I get from customers by talking to them and helping. Please help me.Thank you in advance.
Hi there,

If you're referring to your CV then it might be helpful to look into some helpful CV tips. Our website includes a section which might help you understand how to finish off this section of your CV-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....-a-job/cv-tips

If you're struggling with your covering letter then the covering letter section might be useful to look into-

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....overing-letter

You've mentioned that you've recently applied for a bakery assistant role; you could look into the job description of the advert and useful some of the descriptive words they use and how you're willing to learn these on the job if you can't find any examples.

I hope this helps!

Thanks- Samrita.
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