Getting a job at 16 years old

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Maddiebrooker05
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Hiya, I'm 16 and looking for a part time job around Bracknell, I have applied to over 20 jobs and all rejected. it may be down to Covid or my lack of experience. I have been applying for months and I'm so sick of it. Someone please help or give advice.
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Don't worry, it's probably just because a lot of people have lost their jobs due to covid-19 and a lot of experienced people , perhaps applied but keep trying! You will be accepted into somewhere. It's hard as everyone's looking into retail , fast food restaurant jobs as they are all open at the minute. But I promise you , you will find something . It's tricky, I've been looking too and had an interview with McDonald's so hope i get accepted , fingers crossed. Perhaps , try and find a fast food restaurant to apply for. They hire anyone . Good luck! Stay positive x
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You will find it v hard going just now, as there is such a glut of people with experience looking to take whatever they can, esp over Christmas with a lot of the normal retail temps and such a no go.

20 honestly isn't a lot, you just need to plug away and try to be in the right place at the right time for something. I'd normally recommend a bit of volunteering to add to the CV but I know that's also pretty messed up just now.
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(Original post by gracieee16)
Don't worry, it's probably just because a lot of people have lost their jobs due to covid-19 and a lot of experienced people , perhaps applied but keep trying! You will be accepted into somewhere. It's hard as everyone's looking into retail , fast food restaurant jobs as they are all open at the minute. But I promise you , you will find something . It's tricky, I've been looking too and had an interview with McDonald's so hope i get accepted , fingers crossed. Perhaps , try and find a fast food restaurant to apply for. They hire anyone . Good luck! Stay positive x
thanks you, good luck on your interview I have just lost confidence as I been applying for like 7 months x
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(Original post by StriderHort)
You will find it v hard going just now, as there is such a glut of people with experience looking to take whatever they can, esp over Christmas with a lot of the normal retail temps and such a no go.

20 honestly isn't a lot, you just need to plug away and try to be in the right place at the right time for something. I'd normally recommend a bit of volunteering to add to the CV but I know that's also pretty messed up just now.
Thankyou, I have look for volunteering as well no where have accepted me.
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(Original post by Maddiebrooker05)
Hiya, I'm 16 and looking for a part time job around Bracknell, I have applied to over 20 jobs and all rejected. it may be down to Covid or my lack of experience. I have been applying for months and I'm so sick of it. Someone please help or give advice.
Try all shops, supermarkets, fast food places etc.
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This is somewhat risky but consider childcare
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This is somewhat risky but consider childcare
Do we still allow that? I had the impression the days of the teenage babysitter were kind of past us in terms of legality and responsibility?
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