My DD1 has been trying to get a job now for a couple of years and she isnt getting anywhere, so what I thought was a good idea is to ring around to see if anyone is willing to give her some work experience (unpaid) just so she can put down on her resume some sort of experience. What my question is can I ring or should she be the one that rings?
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30-01-2012 12:18 #1
30-01-2012 12:28 #2
If she is under say 16, I'd say you could ring for her... But I think she'd have a better chance and probably gain some experience by ringing herself. If she is an adult, then she should definately call herself.
30-01-2012 12:29 #3
She should ring herself.
Speaking to strangers and trying to sell yourself over the phone is an invaluable skill I believe.
30-01-2012 12:43 #4
yeah she should ring looks a lot better, that she's forward and not shy to ring
30-01-2012 12:51 #5
The thing that gets me confused, I know some people who do this for there kids and even go to the interview and they get the job
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For a first job/work experience.. I think it's okay if you do it.
It's better for her (for her self esteem, for her learning etc) if she does it. But if she's already doing it and getting no where maybe she needs your help/guidance (eg listen to your phone convocation, watch you ask questions in the interview etc)
For career interviews, or when she's a bit old or has some experience then I personally (as someone whose currently responsible for hiring) thinks it's unprofessional to have anyone accompany you in an interview.
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30-01-2012 16:02 #7
I think she's too old for you to accompany her in an interview and I think it's better for her to call herself
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30-01-2012 16:14 #8
I think it would be more appropriate if she calls; after all she wants to do work for someone. It shows maturity, confidence and initiative. It might be helpful if you help her prepare for the call, though!
Volunteering experience is always also great to have on a resume. (For example helping out in a pound for stray animals, etc)
Best of luck to her!
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As someone who has worked in management at a fast food store, it is a lot better for the person to call than their parent. It shows a lot about who they are and their willingness for the job.
30-01-2012 17:44 #10
I wouldnt never go into an interview with her even though I would love to be a fly on the wall . She went around today handing out resumes and not one does volunteer work for work experience GAHHHH its so frustrating, you would think they would love people offering to work for nothing
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