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Updated 14 May 2013

Dealing with your first job interview

Before getting a casual job, it is often necessary to go through an interview beforehand. What happens here and how should you behave during this?

Many teens have part-time jobs to earn pocket money. These cover the full range from occasional baby-sitting to pizza deliveries, to working as cashiers or packers in supermarkets, to waiting on tables or working as extras on movie sets.

Many of these jobs are found by word of mouth, but it is also often necessary to go through an interview beforehand. What happens here and how should you behave during this?

Personal details. If you have never worked before, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), which is a document detailing your personal details, work experience, interests and so forth, is probably not necessary. What would be enough is a short document containing your personal details (name, date of birth, address, contactable telephone number, educational level) and the name of two references (people who can vouch for your character, such as a teacher, a previous employer, a religious minister).

 
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