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Old 08-12-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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What are they supposed to do, make up work history? lol how many applicants did you reject today for the floor sweeping job btw?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: California
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What are they supposed to do, make up work history? lol how many applicants did you reject today for the floor sweeping job btw?
No, but they can put education, skills, and volunteer opportunities on it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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What about the loner kid? no connections, no volunteer experience, right, he is SOL. No more jobs forever. What a bunch of corrupt nonsense.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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You can't expect a 16 year old kid to have a resume.
Oh I missed that the OP was 16
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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No, but they can put education, skills, and volunteer opportunities on it.
It doesn't hurt for a 16 year old to create a resume. It costs little/nothing, and it does help them stand out amongst the other applicants.

They may even luck up and come across that one employer who's impressed by their initiative and hire them despite no work experience (a LOT of young folks don't dress up in fancy suits for interviews or create resumes/cover letters when looking for jobs).

Yeah, improbable, but you never know. There's nothing to lose.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Stanton, CA
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I dunno where the misconception came from, I'm 22 not 16. I graduated in 2008, started work in 2009, lost my job this last May.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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I think the poster who started it was hoping to stir up trouble. Nothing new for the poster.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:38 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I dunno where the misconception came from, I'm 22 not 16. I graduated in 2008, started work in 2009, lost my job this last May.
Well starting tomorrow focus on craigslist and careerbuilder which are two sites that does not involve online applications. Careerbuilder may but only a little bit of them.
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