As the school and college year draws to a close, many young people are preparing to leave education and embark on their next chapter. This can be both an exciting and daunting time, whether you’ve decided to pursue further education or take a gap year, or jump straight into the workforce.
If you’re choosing to enter the world of employment, it can be challenging to know where to start. However, there are many online resources available to help you find suitable job opportunities. Rather than scrolling through social media, spend some time researching available jobs and start working on your CV if you haven’t already done so.
Creating a CV may seem overwhelming, but it’s essential to start as soon as possible and update it as you gain more experience. You can showcase transferable skills you’ve acquired through extracurricular activities, such as leadership, communication, organization, motivation, and goal-setting. Employers understand that you may not have any paid work experience yet, but they’ll look for other valuable skills you possess.
Don’t forget to include any out-of-school clubs or activities you’ve been involved in. When you’ve created your CV, make sure you have a professional email address that employers won’t be put off by, such as using your name.
There are many opportunities to get your foot in the door during the summer months, with temporary and short-term hospitality jobs available such as waiting staff, kitchen staff, and event stewards. These roles often don’t require previous experience, but they do require a strong work ethic and punctuality. You can find these job openings in local newspapers or online job groups.
If you need help with your CV, you can reach out to recruitment agencies like us who are always happy to help. They can provide advice and guidance on how to make your CV stand out to potential employers.
You’ll also need to get on Linked in and make yourself a profile that attracts employers to you and gives you a voice. This can be found here www.linkedin.com