I'm 16 and I must have applied for about 30 different position but only got through to 1 interview. what am I doing wrong? My cv is reasonable and I have good gcse's. Any ideas?
Its hard for a 16 year old to find a job.
Have you tried connexions?
Hand out CVs everywhere, throw them i your local supermarket, all the shops in town, maybe a few bars/pubs, ask friends if they can get you a job at their work, try local small corner shops, maybe get a paper round?
Well you only got your GCSEs a week ago, so your hardly giving it time are you for them to contact you?
Been looking for nearly a year!!!
Pretty decent GCSE's
Its a disaster.
a weekend job?
seriously, just try your local pub/restaurant. If they know you or your family you have more of a chance getting a job and it wil be a nice, friendly atmosphere.
waterstone's oxford street because i am giving up my weekend job on saturday....
Supermarkets and dept. stores always seem to be hiring. Are you just taking your cv to places with recruitment posters up, or are you sending them everywhere? If it's the former, I'd recommend the latter - it's what my friend and I did. (We both got jobs btw lol)
If you have a Primark nearby, try there. It's a crap job, but hey, it's a job. And they take on loads of young folk.
Try cleaning - they always need cleaners!
And the pay isn't that bad either...
I am 16 and looking for a job for 2 months. I finally got a temp job at a pizza factory and the pay is decent.
My sister on the other hand applied to 3 jobs last year (she was 16), got an interview on all of them and then joined Serif. 3 months later and after earning about £2000 she applied to RBS and got in there again. Now she earns a steady £550 every month part-time and achieved 4 A's at AS. God i envy her.
They always want people with work experience. As you haven't got that, then have you thought about doing some volunteering somewhere for a little bit? If you volunteered at a charity shop, it would give you some more skills, and would make you more appealing from the employers point of view. They are reluctant to take people on with no experience, because you will be unpredictable, and so something like that might make you seem like a better candidate.
Also, are you applying for vacancies, or just handing out CVs. Because there is very little point in handing out CVs. Apply for specific vacancies, do an awesome cover letter, and adapt your CV to the position. If you just hand them out, you are essentially applying for jobs that don't exist. I worked somewhere where we were told to throw them out. Because they "didn't want to work here, they just went around the shopping centre".