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OK, im 17 i live in CA and i cant seem to get a job. No one hires it seems i need a job so i can drive and have money n stuff but for sum reason i cant seem to find a job. Anyone got any kind of knowledge on how to get a job? im just tryin to find a job at like fast food or sum kind of little store.
 

Nailbomb

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Follow up on your applications. If they say no, apply again. Sooner or later you'll get hired.
 

Insanitee

I know where you live!
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What type of jobs are you applying for?
 
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Just keep applying the jobs come eventually. (most summer jobs are probably already taken though if that's what your looking for)
 

TwisT

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GUNNY said:
OK, im 17 i live in CA and i cant seem to get a job. No one hires it seems i need a job so i can drive and have money n stuff but for sum reason i cant seem to find a job. Anyone got any kind of knowledge on how to get a job? im just tryin to find a job at like fast food or sum kind of little store.
Try a temp agency!! Alot of time they will place you cause you are young and generally work cheaper than the seasoned veteran. That's how my girlie found her job with this mortgage company she works with! If you pick it up quickly more than not they will keep you on and they pay better than flippin burgers! Most of the jobs are data entry and they are always lookin for fresh meat!

Why Work as a Temp?

Working through a temporary employment agency is a viable job search strategy. Many Berkeley graduates have successfully used temporary employment agencies to make the transition from school to a fulltime position in their field.

Temporary work gives you the opportunity for:
a job right after graduation
a chance to test the waters before making a career decision
a job before going to grad school
a summer job
money
Remember that you should not be charged any fees to register for services with a temporary agency. Employers with staffing needs pay the agency for your services. You are the employee of the temporary agency and receive your pay from the agency, not from the company where you are placed.


Tips for Identifying and Evaluating Temporary Agencies:

Be clear about what your goals are and what you hope to gain through temp work. At that point it will be easier to identify the organizations that might benefit you the most.
Find out about the agency's specializations, client companies, typical work assignments and the benefits and training that may be available to you.
Make sure that the representative placing you on assignments would be easily accessible and actively interested in your particular situation.
Ask about the agency's screening and interview process and prepare for the appointment as you would for any job interview.
Make sure you are completely satisfied with the employment conditions of the agency before you register.
Be selective but also feel free to register with more than one agency at the same time.
LINK!
 

CatchTheWind

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Also, you could try going for jobs that it seems no one else wants. I was immediately hired for the job I have now (maid in a geriatric center), without even an interview, because they needed to fill up the available spots and very few people were applying. Also, it pays pretty well...about $3 over PA minimum wage.

Just a suggestion. The temp agency sounds like it would be good, too.
 

pyrodude

The real man's bitch
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If you know how type a letter and use mail merge to insert the employers name and print them all of. You can do a large number applications in a very short amount of time.
 

Descent

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GUNNY said:
OK, im 17 i live in CA and i cant seem to get a job. No one hires it seems i need a job so i can drive and have money n stuff but for sum reason i cant seem to find a job. Anyone got any kind of knowledge on how to get a job? im just tryin to find a job at like fast food or sum kind of little store.
If you have any outstanding skills, skip the fast food. I'm personally going into computer repair this summer.
 

LiberatioN

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Descent said:
I'm personally going into computer repair this summer.
That's a scary thought...


Gunny, if you can't find an employeed job, do odd jobs (mowing, pressure washing, etc). Personally I didn't feel like working for someone this summer so I started a business. If you have the time and patience, it'll work.
 

Jung

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Descent said:
If you have any outstanding skills, skip the fast food.
At 17 nobody in their right mind will let him touch any hardware or software. At best, he'll end up making coffee or cleaning the shop.

Probably the best kind of job for him to look for is a restaurant job, not fast food, but a regular restaurant. Fast food is the lowliest jobs available out there.
I'm personally going into computer repair this summer.
:confused: :(
 

Janglenut

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GUNNY said:
OK, im 17 i live in CA and i cant seem to get a job. No one hires it seems i need a job so i can drive and have money n stuff but for sum reason i cant seem to find a job. Anyone got any kind of knowledge on how to get a job? im just tryin to find a job at like fast food or sum kind of little store.
What kind of grades did you get in school?
Do you appear, well minded and like a good worker?


Basically, these are what most employers look at.
 

UberSkippy

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One thing that nobody else has hit on: there is a shortage of summer work this year. Everyone is saying something like 42% of all highschool students who are LOOKING for work will go unemployed for now. Mainly because of the competition from people that are just trying to make the ends meet in the current economy.
 

CatchTheWind

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I sort of hit on that by telling him to try to go for stuff that normally wouldn't get competition. EVERYONE is applying for fast food, grocery stores, etc. Hardly anybody is applying for janitorial work.
 

Ctoit

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how about porn??????????? now theres an industry :cool: