Finding a part time job with anxiety

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I desperately need a part time job before I go to uni, but I have been having trouble finding something that suits me. I tried waitressing once and only lasted too weeks, it was horrible. But that it the most common job around here. I am determined to find something else though. Maybe more office oriented, or even stacking shelves.

Does anyone have tips for finding and getting into work such as office temp work? Or maybe you have another idea that would work better? I feel like time is starting to run out and I am getting quite panicked. I just know that I cannot waitress.
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try applying for retail for example in food shops or clothes shops
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(Original post by Hoshiko)
I desperately need a part time job before I go to uni, but I have been having trouble finding something that suits me. I tried waitressing once and only lasted too weeks, it was horrible. But that it the most common job around here. I am determined to find something else though. Maybe more office oriented, or even stacking shelves.

Does anyone have tips for finding and getting into work such as office temp work? Or maybe you have another idea that would work better? I feel like time is starting to run out and I am getting quite panicked. I just know that I cannot waitress.
Hoshiko - I'm going to be as honest as I can with you, although it may not be what you want to hear. I fear that we (the UK - if that's where you're calling from?) will be heading into some very troubled times economically, as a result of this pandemic. We have already seen some businesses going to the wall with resultant redundancies. This means, in short, that a lot of people will be chasing every job opportunity out there, so it is not the time to be particularly choosy about what job you can get. Given you are not looking for a "career" but just a job to earn some cash for university, then I'd focus on where you have the best chance of success - which is likely to be, as you've identified, shelf stacking, waitressing, or on a check out.

Over the years, I've recruited a lot of temps from recruitment agencies, and without exception, I've wanted someone who has experience in a similar environment, and very often specialist skills (eg audio typist; short hand skills; advanced skills in particular software packages.

Get your CV out to as many places as you can, be as flexible as you can - in terms of shifts - and if you are lucky enough to get an interview, be enthusiastic and committed. There will be lots of people competing for these jobs, so don't be disheartened if you can't get something right away. Good luck
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Hoshiko - I'm going to be as honest as I can with you, although it may not be what you want to hear. I fear that we (the UK - if that's where you're calling from?) will be heading into some very troubled times economically, as a result of this pandemic. We have already seen some businesses going to the wall with resultant redundancies. This means, in short, that a lot of people will be chasing every job opportunity out there, so it is not the time to be particularly choosy about what job you can get. Given you are not looking for a "career" but just a job to earn some cash for university, then I'd focus on where you have the best chance of success - which is likely to be, as you've identified, shelf stacking, waitressing, or on a check out.

Over the years, I've recruited a lot of temps from recruitment agencies, and without exception, I've wanted someone who has experience in a similar environment, and very often specialist skills (eg audio typist; short hand skills; advanced skills in particular software packages.

Get your CV out to as many places as you can, be as flexible as you can - in terms of shifts - and if you are lucky enough to get an interview, be enthusiastic and committed. There will be lots of people competing for these jobs, so don't be disheartened if you can't get something right away. Good luck
I understand, thank you. My main focus right now is to find a job stacking shelves. The shops nearby me have been hiring with barely a second thought at the minute so I have a really good chance. I just have to wait till things calm down with the virus, I am shielding since my mother is vulnerable and can't leave the house.

I am using my time off to learn new skills. I can touch type, and i am looking up online courses for short hand and data input and things like that. Do you think this is a step in the right direction? Or would you still be a lot more likely to hire someone with formal training? If you were to hire someone who had taught themselves valuable skills, what kind of skills would you be looking for?
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I understand, thank you. My main focus right now is to find a job stacking shelves. The shops nearby me have been hiring with barely a second thought at the minute so I have a really good chance. I just have to wait till things calm down with the virus, I am shielding since my mother is vulnerable and can't leave the house.

I am using my time off to learn new skills. I can touch type, and i am looking up online courses for short hand and data input and things like that. Do you think this is a step in the right direction? Or would you still be a lot more likely to hire someone with formal training? If you were to hire someone who had taught themselves valuable skills, what kind of skills would you be looking for?
I hire people who have relevant experience. If I have a candidate who claims s/he has "advanced Excel skills" versus a candidate who has done work for different companies using Excel, I always pick the latter, as s/he is tried and tested.

Good luck - I think focusing on retail right now is your best bet. There will be lots of places still looking for delivery drivers/shelf stackers and check out people.
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