The time comes in everyone's life at some point when they have to get a job. It doesn't matter what the job is, where the job is, how old you are or any other interchangeable features. But how do you get started with getting a job, especially your first job? That's what I hope to help you with.
If you've read my previous article on starting a new job, you will know that I recently started a new job - my first job. Well, I say recently - I've now been working there for six months. Six months, can you believe it! But as I say, this was my first job. I knew nothing about how to get a job or how to act in an interview for a job.
I feel that this is the same for many teens in Britain these days. Like I say, I knew nothing about how to get a job. Sixth form seems to be very university-centred and teaches you how to write a personal statement and apply for university but not how to write a cover letter or a CV.
I had to rely on my next door neighbour to help me perfect my CV and cover letter because I had no idea what I was doing. The first draft I ever did of my CV was truly rubbish and I basically had to redo it all before my neighbour would give it a proper look.
The amount of help and guidance you are given by sixth form centres when you are choosing to work rather than go to university is very limited.
As if getting a job isn't difficult enough in life with jobs being cut and unemployment rising, being young and having no preparation makes it even more difficult than you could ever imagine. However, here are some tips for you on what could help you to find your first job a little easier and make employers pick you over the other candidates at an interview.
Whatever you do in life, just don't give up. One day, you will find a job that's perfect for you and you will rock that interview and be awesome at what you do. You got this!
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