I need tips on how to fine a J.O.B!!!!!!
June 20, 2008 1:23pm CST
I really need some extra tips on how to find a job at my age. Im 16 and I've been looking for one ever since January. You would thing that if anyone was looking for that long they would find one by now right, but for some reason I just can't seem to really get hired. I've beed hired once at this clothing store at the mall right by my house, but I could start just yet.(hey say) Cause busiess is running slow at the time but I say...BULL SH**! I say that now because I've be coming back to them every month and still the same stuff. I think that if that was "true" then they would have been out of business by NOW! So I also have been tring to work with many stores other than them and I only had 2 interviews so far! THAT IS WEEK! I still will not give up on this but I just don't know why am I not were I want to be yet. Can anyone help me out on this one by letting me know what am I doin wrong or what tips can I use. THANK YOU! =D
• United States
20 Jun 08
Just keep applying. There are tons of places who hire people your age. Just make sure that when you turn in the application you also call them back a couple days later. That shows initiative and is often the only way you will get an interview. Call them back and say "Hello, I turned in an application a couple days ago and was wondering if you have had the chance to look over it yet and if we could schedule an interview." If they are hiring, that pretty much always works.
• Lubbock, Texas
21 Jun 08
Well, I don't live in the same state as you, but here in Texas it's extremely hard for anyone under 17 to get a job. I know my youngest daughter had a lot of trouble finding anything other than baby sitting and house keeping before that age. You sound resentful, and I completely understand that. Being without a job and getting the run-around will do that to anybody, but try not to let that creep in to an interview. Is there a temporary services agency where you live? If you're willing to take part time jobs sometimes they work into full time even if they aren't classed as temp to hire. Is there a work force agency? These are usually run by the state and may only have temporary jobs, but something's better than nothing. Just keep trying and keep believing there's a job out there for you.