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Old 06-26-2014, 12:15 PM
robboat robboat is offline
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Just to give some perspective with a real life situation.

My daughter is almost 16 and wanted an out of school hours/weekend job.
She had no work experience or qualifications.

Nothing in the papers or online ads.....
Nothing from the applications to KFC, Subways, McDonalds, etc......
So she decided to go looking for work.

She dressed nicely and went shop to shop in our area for about 3 hours asking for any work.
She finally got a start in a nice dress shop as a trainee salesperson selling clothes.....complete with on the job training.

She has only been here 2 years and speaks English with an accent.
But she does have persistence............

Never give up!
Always ask for what you want.
If the first options do not work, then do something else.

Hope this helps.
Good luck!
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