Job searching is a numbers game. Apply for as many jobs as possible. The more applications you have in, the better your chances are of securing an interview. Keep applying for jobs, rather than waiting to hear back from one before you try for another position. Be prepared to complete a job application. Spend as much time as you can applying, and follow up by calling or emailing to check on your application. It will show that you’re actively job searching and interested in the position. Be as flexible as possible when it comes to your availability. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to land a job. Also, know when you're available for work, bring your school schedule with you when you apply in person or go to an interview.
Happy job hunting Eshan
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After stopping in about two dozen businesses, I came across a small cafe. When I asked if they had any jobs, the owner said, "You know, we were thinking about hiring a busboy." And they hired me on the spot. There were no questions about my work history or experience (I had none). They admired that I had showed up and asked.
As the others who've answered your question here have said, searching for a job is a numbers game that requires tenacity. Even when people told me that they weren't hiring, it was still valuable. Each interaction was practice in having conversations with decision-makers. That practice pays off. By the time I got to that cafe, I'd had lots of practice. That, along with my willingness to put myself out there, got me the job.
Good luck Eshan. May you find a job that you enjoy going to each time you're scheduled for work.
The employer will be looking for consistent, on time help. They will also want you to be focused on the tasks that they give to you, no mater where you end up working. Most employers will be flexible with you on scheduling time off, if you give them advance notice. Have a family vacation coming up for a week? Don’t be afraid to tell them early…they will likely be grateful to know up front, and schedule accordingly. Also, it’s your summer off school…think about some fun areas to work. Such as, do you like to be outside? What about a summer camp counselor, or mowing lawns, or working at a garden center? Want to work inside, grocery stores and restaurants hire all the time and give great experience.
Remember, business hire you to help them, and pay you for it. So being consistent, focused, and on time may get you the same job back on school breaks, and next summer too! Good luck to you.
Others have already provided great answers. Other things that helps when looking for a job is your attitude and appearance. Definitely be yourself, however, make sure you are in the right frame of mind so that you appear friendly, courteous, mature and respectful. Put your best foot forward by being well groomed (comb hair, brush teeth, trim nails) and dress neatly. You don't need a suit or expensive clothing, just wear what you think is appropriate and iron if there are too many wrinkles. Good luck in your job search!
I was in high school, with no job experience when I got my first job.
I suggest you search on your community what opportunities they may have, for instance, my first job was in the summer and in gardening in my community (they had a variety of activities, like gardening, administrative work, taking children groups to the beach, etc.) available for teens and that were not full time, so it was ideal, didn't pay a lot, but enough for a teen who lives with their parents).
Another option is for you to go on local malls and hand out your resume in every store, who also often have contracts specifically for the summer only.
Of course, all of this should start with your CV, which of course, if you have no job experience there'd be no section about that, but it's still needed and there's a still a lot you can say about you, your studies, areas of interest, who you, what you are looking for and why you would be great for the job (bring humble and wanting to learn is an important aspect).
I hope this helps :)
The best way to look for a summer job to start out in would be to look online (Google, look at various job sites, etc.) or talk to friends and family and see if they know of entry level summer positions you could work in.
It is your initiative and positive attitude that will likely matter the most in your first job, so I wouldn't worry about not having a lot of job experience yet! Good luck! You still have plenty of time to get job experience, and I hope you find a job opportunity for this summer!!
It's awesome that you're hungry to start working. That's great! Do not overwhelm yourself. Remember, EVERYBODY has to start with no experience, right? Working in service or retail (working at a restaurant or working in a store) could be a great place to start! Figure out which stores and restaurants you personally would have interest in working at. Don't be shy! People truly are happy to assist others 99% of the time. Simply ask an employee at a certain restaurant or store if they are hiring, and then continue to ask how you can apply for a job! You can also look up part-time jobs in your area on the internet and apply that way. I personally find introducing oneself in person to be the best way to go. Also, babysitting is a great way to start making money! If you like working with kids, ask parents, teachers, or family/ friends if they know anybody who needs a sitter. You can also try a babysitting website like Care.com!
Hope this helps! Best of luck with everything:)