Improve your chances of getting a Summer Job


Life Beyond School

Now that exams are over, many if not most students will be thinking about getting a summer job or work placement. However, as many of you would have found, it’s just not as easy as all that.

A recent blog post by a student on the Guardian complaining about the Catch 22 of “No Experience- = No Job, No Job = No Experience”, highlights all the troubles of getting a summer job quite nicely. However, we’re more of a solution site!

Though rejection after rejection may come to you inbox (or no reply at all in many cases), you shouldn’t give up, but rather, assess what you’ve done up to this point, and what you could change to improve your chances.

Get organised

Organising your applications is a key step towards success. Make a table of:

  • all the places you want to apply to,
  • when the deadline is,
  • what stage…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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