5 tips on how to quickly find a great shift

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This might sound familiar: you find a shift you like that fits your diary perfectly, you apply, only to be told you didn’t get it.  And if this happens too often it can be very frustrating. But fear not, you can increase your chances of getting a shift, just by following these handy tips and tricks.

1. Create an attractive profile

Upload a sharp profile picture that really represents you. Make sure you’re standing alone and that you're wearing decent clothes. On top of this, a client is looking for someone with relevant work experience. So make sure you enter your work experience in chronological order, starting with your last employer and finishing with your first.

2. Apply for 'High Chance' shifts

Shifts with the 'High Chance' label have more open positions than applications. So there’s a  much greater chance of being selected.

3. Sign up for more than one shift at a time

On average, you need to apply for 15 shifts to be chosen for one. So make sure you apply for several shifts at the same time to increase your chances. And don’t worry, any shifts that overlap will expire if you’re not chosen for them.

4. Activate the 'Keep me informed' function

The 'Keep me informed' function helps you stay informed about new shifts for a specific day. So make sure your notifications are turned on to receive the emails.

5. Respond to shifts that don’t need work experience

Don't have any work experience? No worries. Follow a training course with a client or respond to shifts where no work experience is needed, like those that ask for a wardrobe assistant, cleaner, site crew member, packer, warehouse worker, merchandiser, service employee or volunteer.

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