Sorry this isn't the most academic question ever, but how hard is it for a student to get a summer job?
I've been trying to get one (any one) each summer since 2010 but haven't been able to get one anywhere. Not in McDonalds, Burger king, small shops around Dublin, subway, Penneys, Boots, bars and resteraunts, other fast food resteraunts, as a cleaner, nothing. Is is genuinely this hard to get a summer job? Or am i really badly off the mark with where i'm looking?
In fairness, i'm 20, female, and in college in the US (tho im irish) and i don't have many connections in Ireland anymore apart from family and some friends, who don't really have any connections. So i've been only able to do online applicaions in advance (like February for the coming summer), as well as getting my mam to drop CVs off for me. This strategy clearly hasn't been working!
So, i was wondering, any ideas on how to get a summer job, doing anything, anywhere (preferably in Ireland, but abroad would be fine too)?