I have no one to list as a reference for a job.
What do I do?
I don’t know anyone that I could actually list. I’ve never had a job before, never did any volunteer work, and I’m about to graduate college in a few weeks. Am I ******?!
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I’m not sure if they remember me…
Well I wasn’t very active during classes, so they might only know the name but that’s it.
My grades are mostly good. I have mostly Bs and some As.
Its never to late to start. Go out and volunteer for something,or try to get a job at a food joint, those are pretty easy to get even if you’ve never had a job before.
From there, you can start working towards getting a better job etc.
Who knows? If you still have a couple weeks of school, it might give you enough time to talk/introduce yourself to your teachers and start an aquaintance. Just make sure to ask someone if you can use them on your reference list before you do it. I forgot to once, and this woman got really mad at me. :)
My career advisor’s a maybe, but I don’t talk to my neighbors at all. I don’t even know who they are…
I’m not very good with people. Everytime I try to talk to someone, they only reply with short answers and are never interested in conversation.
Under work on an application, include all volunteer work you’ve done. When you write a resume, include volunteer info. For references, family friends work. Anybody you’ve known for over a year that are not related to you. Always ask your references before you use them.
Hmmm…best way to fix that is practice!!!!! :)
Heres a good way to start a conversation,
you: “Great weather today, huh?”
other: “Yup, sure is.”
you: “So what are you gonna do this summer?”
o: “Not sure.”
y: “Any sports?”
y: “Are you happy schools finally ending?”
o: “Ah man! Yes! Freedom!!!!!”
y: “Ya! Me too! I can’t wait!”
and this is a good example that continuously peppering questions at people will adventually result in you finding something that they find interesting. :)
One of the best ways to get someone talking is to try to get them to talk about themselves. People are very selfcentered, and will eventually warm to the idea of talking about themselves. :) Oce you build a good relationship, then you can occasionally mention something about yourself, that you have in common by the way.
I don’t do any volunteer work, I don’t have any friends. I don’t know too many people. Should I just give up?
…………………find some volunteer work. You can: volunteer at the library, volunteer at some sort of food-for-the-homeless type program, volunteer with your park, volunteer to your neighborhood assosiacion, oh the list goes on and on!!! And via this, you can meet, and talk to people too. And since you all have something in common (work) you can build a relationship and get over the fact that you don’t know anybody.
But it will mean stepping out of you comfort zone. But it is necessary.
No. Have you done any volunteer work at all, ever? Ever helped your church do a service project? Did you ever do any work for your parents when you were at home? All of that counts. You must’ve done something.
For knowing people, your family probably does. They don’t live under a rock. I’d let you use me as a reference, but yeah… not a year, and I’m giving out my personal info lol.
List people you have known all your life. Your parent’s friends or your neighbors or relatives or any former employer or someone from church. List someone with a good job that knows you well first they will probably only call 1 or 2 people at the most.
The problem is that that’s really REACHING so far that no one will consider you. For every opening they have about 1,000 applicants who DO have recent work references. Even fast-food joints these days check references.
Im in the same boat so i just asked my boyfriend to be a reference. Hey he’s not related to me!!!
um i am going trough the same thing this girl is , or was , i am currently trying to apply at time hortons , but have no jpb experance , i dont know who i could i put down as references because it says no family and i dont know if they would alowe friends ? mabey techers , but i would have to ask them first , and i am doing it online , i would loose all prossces i have made , i guess i could print the reseme off .. lol , but please any suggestions ?
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