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First Job

So...this is a really, really, really big deal for me. I've been looking for a job FOREVER. My cousin (same age) came over yesterday and told me she just applied online at McDonald's and they called her right away, she came in and got the job easily. So I decided I'd apply online for the heck of it. Tonight I applied for 8 jobs, and then I get two calls from McDonald's that I MISSED. So I called back, and they guy that answered suggested that my best bet would be call in the morning before nine or after one, and ask for the girl who's in charge of hiring. So I will definitely be doing that.

So, as this is my first job and I have no experience, I want to make REALLY GOOD first impressions, whether I'm on the phone or in person. Any tips for tomorrow on the phone, and then hopefully an interview? Anything else useful?

I really hope this turns out well. I've really been needing a job. Thanks for any help in advance, guys.




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Congrats just seem eager to do the job and appear to be interested. Be enthusiastic

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Be enthusiastic and professional. No slang or anything. If you go for an interview, go conservative. Dress nice, business casual. Minimal makeup, look natural. That's what I always did and what my father, who hires ppl for his corporation, recommended me



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I had a few and the ones i tried so hard in looking smart and being polite as such i never got them but then i just was myself after that and i got the jobs straight away lol
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Abby, how did the job interview go?

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I am so crushed.
So the two missed phone calls...I finally got in touch with them immediately the next day and they insisted they never called me even though I am FOR SURE they did. So I guess I'm not even getting an interview.
I got my driver's permit yesterday though!
I'm applying to jobs all over. I really need one. I've applied at 8+ places.




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Keep trying, something will turn up! Maybe a job in a PET shop -- that'd be great!

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That would be a dream come true! I would give ANYTHING to work in a pet store! There's a Pet Supplies Plus right down the street from me that I have yet to apply to. The Bird Farm had a rare part time job opening but it was only for people 18 and up. A lot of the pet stores need people that are 18 and older, unfortunately.




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It's an insurance liability issue - working with animals, you may get injured and they usually only insure people 18 and over, they can't insure minors. However, most places will let you volunteer, that's what we did at my shop over the summer. They only cleaned cages, but it gave them work experience so they could put down on a resume that they did cleaning, restocking, etc. Maybe you can ask about that so you have something to give you experience in the interim of finding a job?



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Im so sorry... I do hope something better comes along


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don't worry Abby, I'm trying to get a job too, it's horrible. Luckily you can be 16 over here with the health and safety stuff. And it's cool you got your permit, how old can you guys be to drive then?

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You can get your liscense at sixteen. My parents made me wait. I could've had my liscense on my birthday earlier this month, but I hadn't gotten my permit until just now. I have to wait six months until I can get my liscense.




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At least it's only 6 months. Here in FL you have to wait a year on your permit



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aww, thats to bad, maybe you can try to apply at a pet store, i just looked up the career options at my petstore and they hire teens still in school. you could be a cashire or somthing.. i need a job to, so i may apply for there..cause im poor
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Jenny,
My mom might make me wait a year.
The permit expires in a year.




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Id wait until your fully comfortable driving(and practice, practice, practice in the rain!). I JUST got my license(had my temps twice, got my license like 2 or 3 months after getting my temps the 2nd time haha) and I'm 20 (Ill be 21 in aug) But 6 days after I got my license I rear ended someone (I was on the highway going to work, it was rainy, and there was a sudden stop. You slide pretty bad if your not careful when the roads are wet. I found that out the hard way!) Just take your time and be safe!!
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Thanks, Amber.
Guess who just got a job?
That McDonald's just called back and asked me to come for an interview. I did and I got the job! How exciting! I'm so proud of myself and very eager to start working.
YAY!




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Yay congrats
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