Job Searching

May 16, 2013 @ 02:15:11 AM
Post: 135
Join Date: Jan 2013
Yo, so school is about to end and I need a summer job. I've had a few interviews, but none of them have called back. All these places I interviewed at have been retail outlet stores and I'm assuming that they don't call me back because of my lack of actual job experience. I mean, I had a few jobs but they've all been odd jobs like I was a photographer for a web site for a while and I've been a coach for a football camp among other random things, plus I've done a ton of volunteering and interning at hospitals and such, but I guess that stuff just doesn't cut it. So any advice on what retailers or any other employer would want to hear from someone like me during an interview?
May 16, 2013 @ 02:18:29 AM
Post: 550
Join Date: May 2012
Supreme is always hiring.  The workers there are a friendly bunch!
May 16, 2013 @ 02:18:54 AM
REVS
Forum Moderator
Post: 3601
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Make yourself look good. Don't put down you looking for "just a summer job" because you and every other high school / college kid is back and/or about to be out and looking for just a summer job. The job market is currently swamped with people like you, no offense. **

Make yourself basically available to work any-time, and let them know you can. 

Just because a place doesn't call back, doesn't mean the spot is filled. Keep calling and keep inquiring until you get the "the position has been filled, but we'll keep your folder on file for the next 90 days" call. 

Go back to previous jobs or employers, places you've volunteered at, see if anyone is looking for an employee. 

When all else fails, hit up a burger joint and you'll get a job. It isn't the best, but a paycheck is a paycheck especially for you as I'm assuming you're in high school. College?


**Edit: You actually should have started looking for a summer job 2 months ago. 

I prefer carcinogens to endorphins.

May 16, 2013 @ 02:22:00 AM
Post: 135
Join Date: Jan 2013
Make yourself look good. Don't put down you looking for "just a summer job" because you and every other high school / college kid is back and/or about to be out and looking for just a summer job. The job market is currently swamped with people like you, no offense. **

Make yourself basically available to work any-time, and let them know you can. 

Just because a place doesn't call back, doesn't mean the spot is filled. Keep calling and keep inquiring until you get the "the position has been filled, but we'll keep your folder on file for the next 90 days" call. 

Go back to previous jobs or employers, places you've volunteered at, see if anyone is looking for an employee. 

When all else fails, hit up a burger joint and you'll get a job. It isn't the best, but a paycheck is a paycheck especially for you as I'm assuming you're in high school. College?


**Edit: You actually should have started looking for a summer job 2 months ago. 
lol yeah, I'm aware of this by now. But yeah, thanks for the input.
May 16, 2013 @ 02:31:06 AM

Inactive User

i was desperate last summer and took up a job at burger king... worse shit ever but aye i got paid smokeyface

last week i got this job at a call centre

an advice i can give you is you have to demonstrate confidence in everything(cover letter, interview etc.) and explain to them what you can bring to them(instead of what the job can do for you)

also like REVS says make sure you call back

if worse comes to worst start moving ye

good luck my nigga smokeyface
May 16, 2013 @ 02:33:32 AM
Post: 2636
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: 909/626
Make yourself look good. Don't put down you looking for "just a summer job" because you and every other high school / college kid is back and/or about to be out and looking for just a summer job.

Make yourself basically available to work any-time, and let them know you can. 
this. they don't wanna waste their time training you only to have you leave 2-4 months after

keep ya resume to one page. just edit it a little bit when you use it for other jobs

He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

May 16, 2013 @ 14:28:08 PM
Post: 3577
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: cold north
Yo if you want a summer job try looking for places that are only active in summer time, like icecream houses by the beach or swimming pool jobs or some shit. I used to slang ice cream in the summertime and it's a pretty decent job, you get to talk to lots of fine bitches in no clothing
May 16, 2013 @ 19:48:40 PM
Post: 751
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SouthBay, San Diego. Prolly on a trip with Lucy
Idk where you stay but tourist spots will pick anybody up. Prking jobs are always in meed of people too

Twitter: @KiddCoast

May 16, 2013 @ 22:21:17 PM
Post: 297
Join Date: Mar 2013
when you apply for a job online, do you still have to call up the place you applied to and ask them if they got your application and shit?
May 21, 2013 @ 08:58:53 AM
Post: 313
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: GOTH$IDE ATLVNTA
You gotta find a job that fits to lifestyle! Interview run smoother that way other wise you'll seem desperate for money rather than desiring a career.

fuck the internet

Please login first to reply.
x