There are plenty of good reasons to get a job: independence, responsibility, experience, buying us presents… If you’ve decided it’s time to clock in, here are some tips for getting yourself employed. You know our size, right? And style? Okay, cool.
Get your paperwork inorder
When you decide it’s time to earn some coin, the first best step is to pull everything together that you’ll need if someone leaps into your bedroom and says they want to see your résumé. There are plenty of places online with advice for writing CVs and cover letters, so this is just a reminder to have them ready. And know where your birth certificate, bank details and stuff like that are.
Spread the word
Some people get jobs by applying for opportunities they see online or by circling Help Wanted ads in some old-timey newspaper at their grandparents’ place. For the rest of us, it’s a good idea to let everyone know that you’re on the hunt for work. You never know who needs a casual employee to start tomorrow, and when they’ll be speaking to your aunty down at the mall who knows the perfect person.
Be flexible in yourthinking
You might be going into this thinking you want two shifts a week at a cinema or need to keep Saurday afternoons free for hangs with the boys, but it’s important to keep your mind open when opportunity knocks. You don’t have to say yes to any job that comes along, but sometimes it’s good to find yourself somewhere unexpected… earning money.
Don’t panic about theinterview
They can seem really scary, but once you’ve been invited infor an interview, you’re on the short list. There’s no need to panic. It’s anopportunity for your potential boss to see what you’re like in person – and it’salso a chance for you to see what they’re like. Think about the questions you’dlike to ask, and treat the whole thing like a normal conversation. With lessswearing than usual, obvs.
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