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Struggling to find work

  • 30-06-2021 2:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1 LauraJ_

    Hello everyone,
    I was unsure where to come to for this. I have been unable to secure work and have been trying to secure work since last year. I have done a course on animal care and completed it. Unfortunately, there aren't many jobs in the area. So I have been applying to all sorts of jobs including retail jobs and working in fast food and have been unsuccessful. It's proving to be impossible to get a job. I am currently doing another course for childcare online to hopefully open up a new doorway and have been also looking to do babysitting or pet minding nearby but have had no luck with that either. I was wondering if anyone knows anywhere online that are looking for people to work with them and don't expect much experience. It is fine if it is just part time. I just need to secure some type of work. Thank you so much!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭ ratracer

    Have you registered with any recruitment agencies? There are plenty of temporary factory jobs around at the moment, depending on what part of the country you are in.
    It’s not for everybody, but if you want some income quickly, it’s probably your best bet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,232 ✭✭✭ Loveinapril

    If you are just looking to earn money while you are doing your course, dress well and walk around local towns or villages with your CV to hand out. I am in North Dublin and have seen plenty of signs in cafes, restaurants and shops for full or part time staff. Have you any experience childminding or pet sitting? It might be helpful to volunteer a bit to get experience if not, references will help you. I am sure all parents would expect some experience when leaving their kids with you so if you have experience, check out your local childminding Facebook pages.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,419 ✭✭✭ antix80

    For animal care it's more likely you'll go the self-employed route if there aren't many jobs in the area. So, dog grooming, dog walking, etc.

    For childcare, some people work in creches but I hear it's very demanding. If you want a minimum wage job as a childminder your best bet is to mind the kids of a couple who work during the day. If you want a career in it, make sure they pay you through the books.
    Do your childcare course part-time. And if you don't drive, I recommend you learn before doing any more courses.

  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Iscreamkone

    I was talking with a restaurant owner last weekend and he said that he can't get kitchen or waiting staff at the moment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14 BigLoser

    All of the major supermarkets are always looking for staff! Bombard everyone with job applications!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭ scrumqueen

    Ark Vetcare are looking for staff at the moment in one of their branches, i think its a customer care role, but definitely a good foot in the door for you. Worth a look.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭ RosieJoe

    ISPCA have advertised the following role: ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspector (Midlands region)

    Might not be for you if you are not based in the area but something to look into