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Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 04:38 PM

Does anyone have any tips on finding a job? I really need to start saving up money.
I have applied at a couple places in the past, and nothing.
Do you need to have a resume? Or am i just getting bad luck?
Being that i have never had a job before, would that make it harder?




   
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 05:00 PM

Having a resume is pretty much a necessity. It's because it gives you a chance to show all your positives and make yourself come across well to the employer. It will be harder to get a job if you haven't worked before. The whole ''you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience'', but it's still not impossible. Make out a resume, and hand it in everywhere you can think of- you never know when people are going to need seasonal staff, replacement staff etc and they can keep your details for the future in case a position becomes available. You might try doing some volunteer work, like at a charity shop, because it will count as experience and show you're dedicated and reliable. It's pretty hard times to be looking for a job but be persistent.
   
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 05:06 PM

Try to make your applications as professional as possible - sometimes employers like to see a cover note or letter explaining why you want the job, because it sets you apart from everybody else. It's not easy to say why you want the job, but think about where you're applying and what skills you have that you can apply to the work. Sell yourself to them and show them what qualities you could bring to the company.
Good luck! I'm sure you'll be employed very soon.




   
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 05:09 PM

You definitely need a resume. Even if you haven't had any previous jobs, you should still have one and state your school, grades and any work experience you might have. You should have a good chance at getting a job now because it's christmas, and I would assume that a lot of places are hiring over there, like they are here. I would make 30 copies of you resume, and take it around to every shop in your town and ask if they have any jobs going.

Look online too. I'm not sure what websites they have because I don't know where you live or how it works, but I'm sure jobs are advertised somewhere. And check newspapers as well. And online on the specific shops' websites too.

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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 07:56 PM

Get a C.V together, im guessing thats what you guys are calling resume. and add any details of any achievements, and maybe a copy of your last school report? like Tayla Jay said make so many copies and drop them into different places of work. with contact details.
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 08:11 PM

Angelina, in our society, teens can't get good jobs if it's there first one. Most likely you will probably have to work at mconalds or some kind of fast food place. Just to get your feet in the job world. Do that for a while, then you can always look for a better job while working.

And like others have said, you do need a resume to apply for any job. Good Luck!


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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 08:12 PM

Even a fast food place will work. ANY job with money.
it just seems so hard.




   
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 08:19 PM

It can seem really hard. And like your just unemployed for ever but you just need to try your hardest and put your resume out everywhere!



   
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Re: Jobs. - October 15th 2010, 08:36 PM

yeha, go to all the fast food places in your area and ask for an application. even try your local mall or resturants.


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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 03:46 AM

Pick a day to go job hunting. Go to the malls and go in all the stores and ask if they are hiring. Also, hit up the fast food places and gas stations.
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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 04:12 AM

You need a resume. Create one and send it to people online, print copies and give it to people that might give you a job. You can search "microsoft resume templates" and download one of those.

Dress in proper attire. Search men's interview attire and see what you can find. If you would wear it to a night club It's not appropriate for an interview.

When you get an interview, be there a little early. Not too early, but ten minutes it good. Bring a notepad to take notes and have some questions prepared about the place you are applying for. One good thing to do it to look at their website and get some key points. If you know more about the job and place you are applying for It will most likely set you higher than other candidates for the position.

After each interview that you get, send a thank you card. They won't expect that and It will make an impression.

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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 07:15 AM

Now is one of the best time's to go job hunting, with holiday's right around the corner!
Try to include as much detail as possible in your applications. When they ask for your availability, do your best to have a good range for them to schedule you with.


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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 09:58 AM

One answer: It's California - it's even hard for college graduates here. Or might just be that graduates have difficulty finding the 'life building' jobs, unsure, all I know is California (or heard) is still struggling in the job market.


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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 10:31 AM

A resume will deffinately help. Just apply everywhere that you can think of, even its not exactly your dream job. Anything is better then nothing.


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Re: Jobs. - October 16th 2010, 05:53 PM

Angelina, when I was first looking for a job, I ended up getting a job at a restaurant, so just apply wherever you can. MY brother dropped off something like 30 resumes to find 1 job. And since, theres really no other answers, I'm going to go ahead and close this.. You know what to do if you want it reopened. Good luck!



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