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Hear from our Consultants about their very first jobs and their top tips for getting your first ever job...

  My first job was at Jays of Stourbridge as a Secretary for the overseas Removals.

Top Tip: Always make sure you do your homework on the company before you go for the interview!!
  My first job was at the age of 15 where I worked as a waitress on weekends at Wharton Park Golf Club.

My tip for finding your first job is to be proactive, get your face out there and get in front of people, so dropping into places with your CV looking presentable is a perfect opportunity to sell yourself!
  My first job was helping our local milkman! I was about 13 at the time and I worked a Saturday morning, starting at around 5am working until midday.

Most first jobs tend to be part time whilst studying and my advice would be to ask those people you know of a similar age where they work and try to get them to recommend you or get you an application form.
  My first ‘proper job’ was as a Secondary School Drama teacher in London – quite rewarding, very challenging and probably needed a bullet proof vest at times!!.....

Top tip – learn as much as you can from those around you and adapt as many skills as you can to suit you best.
I picked wheat for a company called Cebecco Seeds – 12 hour days of either arm shredding wheat fields or sweat-box noisy machinery!

My top tip – Be flexible! Get involved in as much as you can and try to experience different aspects of the work.
My first job was working for the local radio station as a PR girl – I once did a bungee jump live on air to promote the 3 Counties Show!

My top tip is to get out there – the more work experience you can gain, the better!
  My first job was at checkouts & customer service for Sainsburys – interview on my 16th birthday and told there and then I had got the job!!

Top tip - find out about jobs from a family member - word of mouth is a good tip!!
  My first job was when I started as a travel consultant, I wanted to see the world and thought that role would give me the best opportunity to do that. It was also when I moved from Ireland to the UK, so it was a life changing experience for me.

Top tip - Be prepared to make life changing decisions at a very young age where your career is concerned.
and ... our Managing Directors first job...

I was waiting on tables at a coffee shop every Saturday at 16, my first 'proper' job was in recruitment believe it or not!

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