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    Just finished my GCSE's now
    been a few weeks, and im now officially boredd

    ive tried asking around family and friends for jobs, and they said they're no jobs available. So i decided i would make my own CV and go round to shops asking if they have vacancies and then handing my CV in

    i havnt had any luck yet... going to try online applications for a job
    but i personally think that actually going to a shop and talking to them in person looks better

    anyone got any tips on how to find a job that i would like quickly?

    thanks in advance
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    Good luck finding one. It's going to be very difficult. I assume you'd be starting college/sixth form soon, right?
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    Unfortunately a lot of other people want one too...
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    yup....
    just under 2 months
    would be able to earn good bucks in that time
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    It's gonna be very difficult to find a job IMO. A lot of retail places are suffering :dontknow: try local bars/restaurants as they're often looking for staff. Apart from that I doubt many would take you on. Some colleges have 'job clubs' too ie. send on any advertisements from local businesses recruiting.
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    (Original post by D1774N)
    yup....
    just under 2 months
    would be able to earn good bucks in that time
    Naive ... we're in a recession. And you only have GCSE's.

    Apply to places that are busier during the summer i.e. tourist attractions in your local area, and market yourself as cheap labour for the summer.

    That's pretty much all you can do - gone are the days when we could all just waltz into summer jobs.
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    Yeah, I heard even summer jobs will be hard to get. =\
    What I plan to do, if I can't get a job when job seeking.. is sign up to an agency like Office Angels, the jobs come to me =)
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    Everyone, graduates, A level and GCSE kids are looking for jobs.

    You wont be able to 'get a job quickly', not the way shops and employeres are behaving nowadays.

    Write a decent CV, hand it in to any shops you'd fancy working in, and possibly sign up to an agency.

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    sign up to an agency like Office Angels
    Just curious, are they female clients only? Or just female clients by majority. They don't look at you a bit weirdly if you're a guy? lol
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    Well, the only people I know who signed up there are guys. Ha ha! So, of course not - even if that were true, you stroll in there and you bring some manilhood to it!! Ha ha. (But female majority? Probably, "Office Angels" sounds girly). My boyfriend did data entry for a company after signing up (he had two places before that too - pretty quick for him), as they needed someone to fill in for a woman on maternity leave. But she didn't come back when expected to they kept extending his contract. ^^ So, it can get you long-term work even if you're on a short-term contract. You report to Office Angels too, if you don't like your job you can drop it after a day. Get the money, but not go there again. Then they find you somewhere else! There are quite a few other places though.
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    (Original post by Jazmine)
    Well, the only people I know who signed up there are guys. Ha ha! So, of course not - even if that were true, you stroll in there and you bring some manilhood to it!! Ha ha. (But female majority? Probably, "Office Angels" sounds girly). My boyfriend did data entry for a company after signing up (he had two places before that too - pretty quick for him), as they needed someone to fill in for a woman on maternity leave. But she didn't come back when expected to they kept extending his contract. ^^ So, it can get you long-term work even if you're on a short-term contract. You report to Office Angels too, if you don't like your job you can drop it after a day. Get the money, but not go there again. Then they find you somewhere else! There are quite a few other places though.
    Nice, yeah I applied for a data entry job, haven't heard back yet though :s

    Would you say its very useful to properly sign up with them? Cos I didn't, I just called then sent my CV in about a particular job I saw advertised.
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    I think it'd be useful. Even if it wasn't, it can't hurt to sign up surely?
    I'm not sure how much they get back to you - given job situations at the moment - but from what I've heard they're really good!
 
 
 
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