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    Hi i need a job bad

    I left after my as levels july 2006 and after having a 3 week hol in usa i got back like sep

    I looked for a job and after months i got one in nov 25th at woolies for just the christmas period and then they said they couldnt take me on as they were letting some staff go as it is

    Anyway so after i left there i looked for jobs handed out cvs to every shop etc

    Then i got a job by chance after applying over the net for a company in my local area i worked there in may- june 2007 for a month but i was getting so depressed as the job was rubbisha dn crap and boring and i was getting real bad eyes as i was sitting at the comp ALL DAY

    So i left there june 17th and have been constantly looking for work
    I dont care about the money i just need something to do

    I was gunna go an agency but ahving looked in them all i can see is office jobs and warehouse stuff and tbh i dont want to work in an office again

    I turned 18 4th july and i thougth being an adult would help me get a job but no

    The joke is i must of applied to about 30 companies this month and ive had no replies at all

    Im thinking about joining the police but theres no vacancies for the PCSO's thingy that i wanna do

    So im stuck in the mud and each day is getting worse

    Any help guys about where or what i can do -- i was thinking about doing some volunteer work but my parents are like "work for money " etc etc

    Thanks


    Daniel

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    Banned

    you dont want a boring job, yet you get a job at woolies! i work at woolies, dont work sundays its dead and the day lasts forever!Have you tried selling stuff on ebay? You will find more job vacancies around september time when people go off to uni. btw where abouts in Surrey are you, because someone came in the other day asking for a job, could have been you :giggle:

    You don't mention the job centre? have you been there yet? Even if you're not going to claim benefits they do have vacancy lists.

    The voluntary work is a good idea - if I was interviewing someone for a job and they had been unemployed for a while but had been doing voluntary work whilst looking for paid employment it would demonstrate three things - you are not lazy, you have innitiative and you have additional work experience. It will also give an extra referee.....

    I would also think again about agency work especially as a temporary thing until you sort out what you want to do long term. Office and warehouse jobs vary enormously and they do get other jobs in....
    Good luck

    PS if the police thing is want you want to do then do everything you can to work towards it even looking at other forces or gaining additional qualifications

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    gari189

    You don't mention the job centre? have you been there yet? Even if … You don't mention the job centre? have you been there yet? Even if you're not going to claim benefits they do have vacancy lists.The voluntary work is a good idea - if I was interviewing someone for a job and they had been unemployed for a while but had been doing voluntary work whilst looking for paid employment it would demonstrate three things - you are not lazy, you have innitiative and you have additional work experience. It will also give an extra referee.....I would also think again about agency work especially as a temporary thing until you sort out what you want to do long term. Office and warehouse jobs vary enormously and they do get other jobs in....Good luckPS if the police thing is want you want to do then do everything you can to work towards it even looking at other forces or gaining additional qualifications



    NO NO NO im not claiming benefits and never will
    I know it looks real bad on my cv now work wise but i cant help that -- finding work is hard and ppl in shops are assholes as they never reply to you
    I went to the job centre and all they said were things like have you thought about going college and all that baloney -- i just want a job i enjoy i dont care about the money
    hothothot

    you dont want a boring job, yet you get a job at woolies! i work at … you dont want a boring job, yet you get a job at woolies! i work at woolies, dont work sundays its dead and the day lasts forever!Have you tried selling stuff on ebay? You will find more job vacancies around september time when people go off to uni. btw where abouts in Surrey are you, because someone came in the other day asking for a job, could have been you :giggle:




    Hey i jsut put my cv in and got the job
    I live in sutton and NO im not working in woolies ever again its crap and the wage was rubbish

    Banned

    you should claim benefits thats whats its there for, to claim jsa you have to be actively seeking for work, which you are, therefore I would grab it while you continue to look for work.

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    hothothot

    you should claim benefits thats whats its there for, to claim jsa you … you should claim benefits thats whats its there for, to claim jsa you have to be actively seeking for work, which you are, therefore I would grab it while you continue to look for work.


    But i dont want it - i find it unfair that i should take money off the government for doing nothing i know all these immigrants get all that free stuff -- ive got about £200 left from ym last job and thats keeping me going for now

    Banned

    you could always give it to me through paypal :whistling:

    Your in a similar position to me, The only real advice is to keep looking, But this of why people could be turning you down, Is it presentation? (Do you ask for jobs while smartly dressed?), Its it attitude? (Ask abruptly?, Forget P's and Q's?)

    Etc.

    I'd agree with the advisor type people, I went to see one and they send "The industry is crying out for engineer"s", I then said how long would it take to do an apprenticeship, She said "3 years", Thats before I even know what the boss is like or even if i like the job, I asked if any trials or anything are done, "no" was the response!.

    I've actually been out of work since about March, I saved up a lot of money so have been living off that and enjoying the time off, But now the money has run out, Boredom set in and another 1000 school leavers are in the same boat looking for jobs.

    I also flat out refuse to go on benefits, Money is getting tight, But it looks really bad living off the state.

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    Iom-RF

    Your in a similar position to me, The only real advice is to keep … Your in a similar position to me, The only real advice is to keep looking, But this of why people could be turning you down, Is it presentation? (Do you ask for jobs while smartly dressed?), Its it attitude? (Ask abruptly?, Forget P's and Q's?)Etc.I'd agree with the advisor type people, I went to see one and they send "The industry is crying out for engineer"s", I then said how long would it take to do an apprenticeship, She said "3 years", Thats before I even know what the boss is like or even if i like the job, I asked if any trials or anything are done, "no" was the response!.I've actually been out of work since about March, I saved up a lot of money so have been living off that and enjoying the time off, But now the money has run out, Boredom set in and another 1000 school leavers are in the same boat looking for jobs.I also flat out refuse to go on benefits, Money is getting tight, But it looks really bad living off the state.



    Yep i agree i dont wanna go benefits -- i get so bored somedays i go crazy
    I want a job where i get out of the house /work and go out on the street etc like a cop

    Ive havent even go that good qualifications - got 1B -7C'S anda D at gcse and a D in As level

    It seems everyone i know has a plan and has a future - all my friends are goin uni this oct so im not gunna see them for a while

    Maybe its just the area where i live but i cant find work and it seems even askign politely if you have any jobs doesnt work

    I used to put on my cv i was good at computers but nowadays everyone is so there no point anymore


    Im always smartly dressed btw

    Print off as many copies of your CV as you can, and send them to everyone and anyone - they may not be hiring anyone now but ask for your CV to be kept on file

    Volunteering looks great on a CV - explain to your parents that you will be paid for the work in the end, because it will lead to you getting a job!

    Yep same here, am doing voluntary work at minute, all my luxuries are paid for by my savings from work, cept I claim benefits to pay rent and food etc.

    Problem with society now is people are overqualified and underexperienced or have egos which make them be suck ups to get jobs.

    I get turned down for jobs as im too honest I believe, at my last interview I told woman Im a very hard worker, and showed her letters from ex employer stating I was one of top 3 sales in compnay 3 months in a row, and STILL got turned down which I reckon was simply as I said it takes me a week or so to settle in a new job and for first week I struggle.

    After all I wasnt going to lie and say I was the best employee on the planet and make thousands of pounds every day, im not like that.

    You have to be a butt kisser in todays society to get anywhere.

    And I know this sounds sexist but it seems more females get jobs then men in shops and call centres or the such nowadays, fed up with no matter where I go just seeing female employees.

    kelly_o_fanatic

    Print off as many copies of your CV as you can, and send them to everyone … Print off as many copies of your CV as you can, and send them to everyone and anyone - they may not be hiring anyone now but ask for your CV to be kept on fileVolunteering looks great on a CV - explain to your parents that you will be paid for the work in the end, because it will lead to you getting a job!



    I agree. The school holidays are the best time for job hunters. Don't be afraid of starting off at a low level. You will find that if you do have a talent, this will be found and you could do really well.

    Look at all jobs in loads of different industries. Thats what I did and I am now doing really well.

    At the interview, remember the most important phrase...Bullsh*t Baffles Brains!

    Good luck.

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    ryouga

    Yep same here, am doing voluntary work at minute, all my luxuries are … Yep same here, am doing voluntary work at minute, all my luxuries are paid for by my savings from work, cept I claim benefits to pay rent and food etc.Problem with society now is people are overqualified and underexperienced or have egos which make them be suck ups to get jobs.I get turned down for jobs as im too honest I believe, at my last interview I told woman Im a very hard worker, and showed her letters from ex employer stating I was one of top 3 sales in compnay 3 months in a row, and STILL got turned down which I reckon was simply as I said it takes me a week or so to settle in a new job and for first week I struggle.After all I wasnt going to lie and say I was the best employee on the planet and make thousands of pounds every day, im not like that.You have to be a butt kisser in todays society to get anywhere.And I know this sounds sexist but it seems more females get jobs then men in shops and call centres or the such nowadays, fed up with no matter where I go just seeing female employees.



    What volunteer work you doing and where -- also how did you find it

    I go away on thursday and am back a week later so im going to conventrate as much as i can on finding some volunteer work in my local area of wallington - near sutton

    Im hoping for the PCSO's i know they are recruiting in areas but nowhere near me -- and im annoyed as well as my job will be fixated on how i can get there as i havent got a license yet for driving

    Best bet is to try something called the Prince's Trust a free 12 week team building thing which looks great on CV, you fundraise and choose a community project, go on a week long residential where you do things like white water rafting, making a raft and using it, orienteering, rock climbing etc.

    You also have to do other things like a 2 week work experience which they blag for you pretty much anywhere.

    I work weekends at B&Q and in my store alot of the younger members of staff are leaving for uni. Why not try your local store. check at DIY.com/car…ers.

    I think the problem is that you are being too picky and you're not really in a position to be so. Like you say your qualifications aren't great and you are running out of money. Most jobs are boring but they pay the bills.

    Try the job centre website: [url]www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk[/url]

    Does your CV state what you want, can achieve and how suitable you are for a job?

    Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see, and first impressions do count! Make sure they are no spelling or grammer mistakes - this sounds obvious, but you won't believe how many CVs I've read which are inconsistant or have some sort of mistake.

    Secondly, do you tailor your CV to the job you are applying? If it's a job for a shop, do you identify yourself as a good communicator and helpful?

    Just turn it around and think what type of person an employer would like for the job, then highlight those skills.

    Syzable

    I think the problem is that you are being too picky and you're not really … I think the problem is that you are being too picky and you're not really in a position to be so. Like you say your qualifications aren't great and you are running out of money. Most jobs are boring but they pay the bills.



    This is more or less spot on, This is exactly what i'm doing (Hanging out for a good job).

    I'm trying to go for any job, Then be picky and carry on looking for something i'd really enjoy, (While doing some of the open learning Qualifications.)

    You can start up in any company and work your way up. Don't be concerned with sarting too high up. Put in the effort and speak to the right people in the company, and you will go far. But you have to get the foot in the door, so go for a cr*ppy job first.

    How about Tesco/Asda/Sainsburys/Lidl etc? Start as a shop assistant, put the hours in, use your initiative and you will go far.

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    Foxy102

    You can start up in any company and work your way up. Don't be concerned … You can start up in any company and work your way up. Don't be concerned with sarting too high up. Put in the effort and speak to the right people in the company, and you will go far. But you have to get the foot in the door, so go for a cr*ppy job first.How about Tesco/Asda/Sainsburys/Lidl etc? Start as a shop assistant, put the hours in, use your initiative and you will go far.



    I have got a sainsburys down the road but my sister worked there before she joined the police but she said it was rubbish but im desperate and i hear its like £5.80 an hour

    My parents arnt that helpful all they say is why dont you be a binman or sweep the roads

    I left school and thought hey it would be easy to get a job but then you find it isnt and think **** - i will do my best to find a job before end of august as i say i go away so the aims for after i come back

    Banned

    Just find any job and keep looking for better jobs while your working

    dandoc2

    I left school and thought hey it would be easy to get a job but then you … I left school and thought hey it would be easy to get a job but then you find it isnt and think **** - i will do my best to find a job before end of august as i say i go away so the aims for after i come back




    I thought exactly the same!, Niavity at its best!! :giggle:

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    Iom-RF

    I thought exactly the same!, Niavity at its best!! :giggle:


    At least im not the only person lol - problem is most of the jobs are filled with older ppl and ppl like us

    Its good if i get a job but then i gotta think what am i gunna do as a proper career work on the tills in shop i dont think so --love to run my own shop but too much competition from big firms id be killed within the first year

    Lol maybe my own paper shop :giggle:

    Even supermarkets offer good career progression now, if you're the right person... Don't be too proud to take benefit, that's what they're there for, and since unemployment is so low at the moment there's plenty of money available.

    You can claim Job Seekers Allowance and do voluntary work at the same time, so its no problem getting paid as such.

    Don't listen to your parents, its obvious from their words to you that they know very little about the working world today.

    I ended up doing 6 months voluntary before finally getting paid work from the same organisation, so it does work.

    You have to remember that you are one of thousands in your area in the same boat, so it may not come as easy as you may hope, but its a case of being pro-active and making the opportunities for yourself.

    Is unemployment so low, if so wish I could get a job instead of working voluntarily lol.

    Why don't you try working on the night crew in one of the supermarkets until you can sort yourself out with a better career. Night work is always much better paid and if you get a good night manager it can even be quite fulfilling and fun.
    You can also then gain the benefit of being able to have at least some of the day to yourself and also a lot of night crews only work a 4 day week.

    Supermarkets are usually crying out for good night crew so you shouldn't have that much trouble, especially in Surrey. Get a basic CV done and get some copies made together with a handwritten request for the job of your choice.
    Make yourself look half presentable and then do a round of the supermarkets asking to see someone from Human Resources at the Customer Services desk. Smile sweetly at them and tell them how hardworking, honest and reliable you are and voila !

    It is always much easier to find a another (better ?) job WHILST you are in employment.

    Best of luck to you and for the record I think you have a great attitude

    When I applied for a night shift job I was told you have to be 18+, In the IOM there isn't any big supermarkets so they are normally stacked in the day.

    dandoc2

    But i dont want it - i find it unfair that i should take money off the … But i dont want it - i find it unfair that i should take money off the government for doing nothing i know all these immigrants get all that free stuff -- ive got about £200 left from ym last job and thats keeping me going for now



    Its not known as benefits, its known as job seekers allowance, it is paid up to 6 months whilst you are searching for a job, you are also given money for items such as clothing for formal job interviews. Don't worry about thinking, I'm feeding off other people's wages. (Like Simon_G said I just realise).

    My mum works in the job centre, she sees people like yourself come in day in, day out, she says its very difficult for people coming out of college to get a job as, not many people in that situation have a lot of expierence. I've also just had acceptance doing a job in the civil service doing the same thing also, so I'm sure if somebody like yourself came to me, I wouldn't hesitate to help you whilst your looking for a job. As I must say, seeing as I've been told I speak english, not bad for a 16 year old, from 5000 people to 24 being accepted. Yes my head is big.

    jamesterror

    Its not known as benefits, its known as job seekers allowance, it is paid … Its not known as benefits, its known as job seekers allowance, it is paid up to 6 months whilst you are searching for a job, you are also given money for items such as clothing for formal job interviews. Don't worry about thinking, I'm feeding off other people's wages. (Like Simon_G said I just realise).My mum works in the job centre, she sees people like yourself come in day in, day out, she says its very difficult for people coming out of college to get a job as, not many people in that situation have a lot of expierence. I've also just had acceptance doing a job in the civil service doing the same thing also, so I'm sure if somebody like yourself came to me, I wouldn't hesitate to help you whilst your looking for a job. As I must say, seeing as I've been told I speak english, not bad for a 16 year old, from 5000 people to 24 being accepted. Yes my head is big.



    i dont really get all that....

    basically you are going to have to wrok your way up cos u didnt do well enough at school.....sorry....you sound like u want to walk into an awesome job for you but you really wont...sorry

    [QUOTE=jamesterror]Its not known as benefits, its known as job seekers allowance, it is paid up to 6 months whilst you are searching for a job, you are also given money for items such as clothing for formal job interviews. Don't worry about thinking, I'm feeding off other people's wages. (Like Simon_G said I just realise).

    Actually you are part right, it is paid for as long as it is needed, and you CANNOT get help towards clothes or bus fares until you start New Deal which is after signing on for 6 months and even then there is only a £100 grant which is in total for clothes and travel!

    If you are over £25 you can get a £250 grant though, which I might cheekily ask for as im starting Uni about 3 weeks after I start New Deal.

    [SIZE=2]your 25 or over?[/SIZE]

    Me? im 25 next week.

    jamesterror

    As I must say, seeing as I've been told I speak english, not bad for a 16 … As I must say, seeing as I've been told I speak english, not bad for a 16 year old, from 5000 people to 24 being accepted. Yes my head is big.



    :? Being big headed won't get you anywhere, Its ok to be confident, But with that can come cockyness.

    Dont let that get to you, I was shortlisted out of a few hundred applicants for a job in a holiday park, down to last 10 I was told, but was turned down.

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    ryoooh

    i dont really get all that....basically you are going to have to wrok … i dont really get all that....basically you are going to have to wrok your way up cos u didnt do well enough at school.....sorry....you sound like u want to walk into an awesome job for you but you really wont...sorry


    I dont want an awesome job i just want something to get by
    I live with my parents i dont have a car or a fancy lifestyle i have no family no mortgage

    I dont really care about money as you can see on here i spend it like there no tommorow - money is not for saving tis for spending unless something you want you cant afford at this time
    Id do fine with a job in the police at 24k - then i will be a tube driver

    Banned

    money doesnt always bring happiness

    dandoc2

    At least im not the only person lol - problem is most of the jobs are … At least im not the only person lol - problem is most of the jobs are filled with older ppl and ppl like us Its good if i get a job but then i gotta think what am i gunna do as a proper career work on the tills in shop i dont think so --love to run my own shop but too much competition from big firms id be killed within the first year Lol maybe my own paper shop :giggle:




    Excuse me???? And what is wrong with working on tills as a career??? It is something I have done with my company for the past 4.5 years and as I climb the ranks still do on a daily basis!!!

    Dandoc - I think you have illusions of grandeur.....the chances of running your own business or doing you dream job are very slim. You have to gain experience of working life first.

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    Becksdawe

    Excuse me???? And what is wrong with working on tills as a career??? It … Excuse me???? And what is wrong with working on tills as a career??? It is something I have done with my company for the past 4.5 years and as I climb the ranks still do on a daily basis!!!



    What i mean is i wont be working a scannin items in a supermarket for the rest of my life -- if you work in an entertainment shop thats gr8 but i am not working in a supermarket until i die

    I do have delusions of grandeur for my future job but if i didnt i have no goals no high aims

    dandoc2

    What i mean is i wont be working a scannin items in a supermarket for the … What i mean is i wont be working a scannin items in a supermarket for the rest of my life -- if you work in an entertainment shop thats gr8 but i am not working in a supermarket until i die I do have delusions of grandeur for my future job but if i didnt i have no goals no high aims



    I don't work in a supermarket or an entertainment shop - but still a well known large comapny. I've moved up to supervisor with further training to become a manager or whatever.
    I dont get paid to stand on a till for 8 hours a day - but this is what I have had to do for the past three weeks due to shortages.
    As a manager of a shop or whatever - if you are short staff and need bodies on the tills - then thats what you need to do.

    And - one last thing - you make it sounds like working in an entertianment shop is better than working in a supermarket - you can't live by spending £30 in an entertainment shop - but can in the likes of Tesco etc.
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