BG: I'm going to be graduating from uni soon and I'm trying to figure out where I will be working post-graduation and if I need to move. /BG
I've been in contact with a independent businesswoman who is in need of someone to help her run her new business (she has no employees as of yet). She works full time in a management position at NiceRetailer, and runs her own business in addition. This woman really likes me and has expressed interest in having me work with her. She has expressed that she does not have the funds quite yet to hire me full-time, but hopes within a few months it will be possible. At the moment, I'm helping her without pay because I want her to see I'd be a good hire, and even if I don't get hired, I can get valuable experience.
I have told her that I want to continue working with her, but I will most likely need some kind of day job if she is not able to hire me right after graduation, and if I am unable to find a paying job in town, I will have to move back to my hometown (my parents have offered to help out until I get a job, plus the job market in my hometown is a little better).
My question: Would it be too forward to ask this woman if she could help me get an entry-level job at NiceRetailer? It would just be something simple like being a cashier or stocking merchandise. Is this asking too much? If it's okay, how would I go about asking?