Hi,everyone! Recently, I’ve realised that I haven’t got any money and my parents are refusing to give me as much money as I got last year which I don’t blame them because I was spending it on things I don’t need. I and my best friend, Elle, decided to look for a job. I was terrified and didn’t know how to get started.
Firstly, I wrote a CV and it went like this:
Being a junior gymnastics coach, I have learnt how to develop confidence and excellent communication skills. I have been able to construct activities which the children have engaged in and enjoyed. Going to my volunteering every Saturday at 10:30 has shown that I am dedicated to my responsibilities. My anonymous blog has also made a happy community around the internet and only just over a year old, I have reached over 500 followers. Through my blog, I have learnt about different cultures and how to help people.
Having this job would help me save up for university which is quite a few years ahead but I’ve always dream of being a teacher when I’m older so I need the right degrees and education.
I also talked about my education, my strengths and went more into depth about what I did at my gymnastics volunteering (BTW: I can’t even do a handstand so don’t think I’m a professional). Also, remember to put your contact details on there and don’t worry about it not being professional, you’re only a teenager.
Before applying for a job, I would also do some volunteering as it really helps you look more experienced and up for the job.
We (me and Elle) decided to only let one person in another workplace than a cafe because they may only want to employ one person. So next time, if I don’t get a job, I will go in on my own so I have more of a chance of getting a job.
When you go into the shop, go straight to the desk with a smile (don’t look grumpy and seem like you don’t want to be there). Ask if they have any part-time jobs and if they say yes or not at the moment, ask if you can leave a CV there. If they bluntly go ‘no’, leave but remember to say thankyou.
Being only fourteen, I went to places where you would think they would employ people looking for summer jobs.
Top 6 tips!
- Write a CV- talk about school, previous volunteering-jobs and hobbies!
- Make sure to put your contact information on your CV.
- Do volunteering before applying for a job.
- When looking for a job, don’t go with your friends.
- Remember to be polite.
- Keep looking!
Well, I hope this has helped you get some ideas of how to get a job and I’ll see you with another blog post tomorrow 🙂
Hideaway Girl xxx