Having a job when you are still in school may be hard, but you will also gain experience, money and above all, confidence in yourself. Jobs aren’t easy to find, especially when you’re trying also to balance study and a social life.
Nevertheless, working will get you closer to reality. It opens the doors to various experiences which is extremely valuable nowadays. A person with even a couple of months of working experience is more likely to get a job than a graduate without experience.
At the same time, having a job boosts your self-esteem, while bringing some money in your pocket. These two are related and always go together. If you don’t have to worry so much about paying for rent or food, you will become more confident in your own strength. Also, a job will allow you to find out what you really like or dislike to do.
Here are a couple of ways that will help you get a job!
Learn how to Google
We know that everybody can google anything, but Google also provides filters. These filters will help you to narrow down your job search and save time. Usually, people don’t just look for “jobs,” but search for industry-specific positions.
Also, keep in mind that companies will post a job vacancy on their website as well, and not only on different job sites. Use part of the job’s description and google it. This will lead you directly to the employer. Applying directly on their website might improve your chances of getting the job.
Keep an eye out for events
Social gatherings aren’t always just a fun way to pass the time and can be employment opportunities for a student. Any event is in need for hard workers that are willing to work for a couple of hours for the duration and preparation of the event. Check online for festivals or event companies and see if they don’t need some help.
Take another look at Twitter
Make it a habit of following your favorite companies on Twitter. Set up a notification and always check to see if they don’t have any available position where you qualify. Analyze the job descriptions to understand better what kind of employees they prefer. During an interview, it’s easy to make a good impression if you know some details about the firm and what they are looking for.
Many jobs or internships can be found on Twitter, so use Twitter’s search engine to narrow down your search.
Check out the jobs on campus
Most universities need some help for the library, college bar or require a receptionist. A part-time job on campus will offer you some financial support, as well as save you the time spent on riding buses or the subway.
Even if you’re not a fan of volunteer work, campuses can provide cheap accommodation in exchange for a few hours of your time. Keep in mind that volunteering also counts as work experience, so it may improve your resume. Who said volunteer work couldn’t offer you something more in exchange, besides personal satisfaction?
Pick a restaurant or job bar
This type of employment may not be your first choice of the glamorous kind, but it will raise your bank account and can even be a great way to improve your social skills. Flexible hours and the possibility of a part-time job may fit very well in your studying schedule.
Try to find the perfect job for you and remember that a student job doesn’t have to be your job for life, but it can be the perfect way to have some money and gain some experience!