As I have just finished preparing myself for a job interview I have today I thought that a would write a little post about part time work whilst you are a student.
A lot of students want a job whilst at Uni for that bit of extra money. Between my friends and I we represent a whole variety of different jobs; from receptionist to data entry, sales assistant to coffee barrista or photographer to cleaner. And this is me naming just a few. As you can see there are is a large range of jobs available. . . if you know where to look.
If you are looking for jobs the first place I would suggest is to go to your Uni’s career service. At Leicester the careers service is physically located within the library but, like most services, has a website with lots of information too. They can help advise you on how to go about getting a job as well as giving you hints and tips to make sure you get a job you will be happy with.
Leicester University has also just recently teamed up with a recruitment agency called Unitemps which can be found in our students union. Unitemps advertise part-time work opportunities available on campus and around Leicester for students and is a really good way of picking up temp positions. All sorts of jobs are advertised on there and so it is a really good way to find lots of opportunities at your fingertips. Check out with the careers service of your University to find reputable companies like this that you can join.
As well as services on campus a good thing to do is just simply keep your eyes open and always be on the look out for good job prospects. As you walk through town look in windows for job advertisements. Bring up the discussion with your friends. Some jobs can be discovered through word of mouth from those already working so don’t be afraid to ask around! Also, don’t be afraid to hand out lots of CVs and don’t let rejections stop you from looking. Everyone is likely to get rejected from something so just keep going!
Temping jobs, like those offered from Unitemps, really suits a lot of students as it makes for a much more flexible work schedule. For example, if you had a very busy week of deadlines, you can chose not to apply for work and use that week to focus on your studies. Having said that though, a number of my friends enjoy their regular hours as it does mean you have a steady income. It is just up to you really. Have a good search around and see what you will find that will best suit you!
Anyway, I best go. Wouldn’t want to be late for my interview! Wish me luck 🙂