How exactly does one find a low-tier/minimum wage position?
I am looking for a job before I go to University and I'm struggling to find anything. There seems to be a lot of competition for even the lowest of tier jobs.
I have noticed many of them ask you to apply online now, is this worthwhile or is the chance of getting an interview this way nearly impossible?
Apply online bruh. If you know how to get around the filters put in place by HR in the online application process, getting a call for an interview is pretty manageable. Also certain positions are in more demand than others.
If you think you can hack it, look into overnight stocking. There's a night shift differential, meaning you make a buck or two more an hour for working overnight, and they are always hiring because turnover is so high. It's a shitty job, but if you're just doing it short term it's a good way to get almost full time hours and less shitty pay. I was able to save up about $2k doing it for a summer when I was in college.
If you like dealing with people: print out some resumes, walk around your town going into stores and restaurants handing them out to the managers in them saying you're looking for an entry level job. Be dressed reasonably neatly but you don't have to be in a suit.
If you prefer an office environment: apply to every temp agency in your town / city online. Take their tests for word processing, Excel etc. (if you can't score 100% on these kill yourself).
Basically this. Personally, I've had great success early on with temp agencies. Try Kelly Services, Randstad, etc. Give them a call, send them your resume, dress reasonably well, seem eager to work and not like you want to kill yourself. It's much easier than just shooting applications everywhere online, because that is shit. Before using an agency, I got a grand total of one interview (from fucking Burger King) by sending out my resume and applying online. Through the temp agency, I've gotten a bunch, had a few good jobs that I've used to supplement my income through school. They get paid if you get hired, so they will work to get you hired. They also usually have good relationships with their clients, so it makes it smoother. Give a local temp/employment agency a call and ask to come in and interview/take tests.
If you do the surveys shit like mcdonalds just put the best answer for all (strongly agree or strongly disagree in some cases), on your resume, match as many keywords as the job responsibilities lists
If that doesn't work, make some friends that work shitty low wage jobs and ask them to hook you up
Yeah i was considering a night-time stocking position.
I guess it's nice to work in the most chill time of the day but kind of sucks to mess up sleep schedule although the few bucks extra makes up for it...
I'm just wondering if it's better to apply to places in person rather than online. Seems like it's very hard to a call back(out of the few times I've applied online I've never heard back but I guess that's a bit low sample size and equal to applying in person anyway).
I tried the temp agency thing but idk if it's the ones near me or what but they only offer some SHIT-TIER 40+ hours/week factory labor work. The place reeked of shit, the would-be employees smelled like shit and looked like drug addicts and teenage parents and the staff were overweight and disgusting.
I looked around and then left after seeing what it all looked like.
collection agency if you can find one. im an operations analyst at a mid size agency and theyre always looking for more collectors. mostly cause the work sucks, low wage, and constant drive to meet your targets.
>apply online, application is sent directly to hiring
>apply in person and hope whatever soft face retard you give your application to actually gives it to the right people
Online is much better.
In your other skills you should try and put shit that they specify on the job posting. Like if they say they want collaborative employees you should put down "collaborative" and give some past work or school experience that shows that you're collaborative. Shit like that, sort of.
True but I thought if you added a face to your name it was a bit better? - That's why people try to hand their resume directly to the manager right?
Don't really have much of that... I just added relevant shit that has to do with management and such as bulletpoints under my work experience and for "other skills" I just added some interests and other stuff to fill up room and also show what kind of person I am.
So basically I added that I helped train a couple of coworkers and worked well together with other coworkers, etc.
Didn't really go too in-depth though(it wasn't extensive, just a manager asking me to help train a new employee since I was very on point with the job), i could elaborate on it further in an interview or something though.
Depending on your area, look at a Randstad office. Seriously. I just got a job from them this week within five days of giving them a call. Also, pad dat fuggen resume. You need to sell yourself. Don't lie, but stretch the truth. It's like when commercials say "number one movie in america!" when it's the number one selling movie in the town of bumfucknowhere indiana and nowhere else. Exaggerate, but NEVER lie. And call a staffing agency, seriously, especially if they're national staffing agencies. They work to get YOU work.