Unfortunately, studying in the UK is really expensive and not everyone is rich. So usually students want a part-time job to help them cover their expenses. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for everyone who wants to get a part-time job while studying.
Do you really need a job?
This probably sounds really stupid, but it is a legit question. Do you really need more money to cover your expenses or do you just want to have a quick cash grab? If you don’t need money all the time, try online surveys, reviewing websites, apps or take part in some experiments, psychological tests or answer to some questionnaires at your university when they collect primary data from students.
A part-time job involves a lot of responsibility and it takes a lot of time you could rather spend doing something else (like studying…) so you have to be absolutely sure if you really have the time for it.
Why do you want a job?
The next question would be: Why do you want a part-time job? There are other reasons apart from money to work part-time while studying. Do you want to improve your CV? Create a network and get connections which could help you secure a future placement before or after your graduation.
If that’s the case, make sure to find a part-time job or placement which is related to your field of study or something which could help you get the necessary experience to succeed in your future career.
Where to look for a part-time job?
There are a lot of possibilities to find a part-time job. You just have to know where to look for them. Here are some examples on where you could look for a job.
Online searching tools (indeed, studentjob, monster)
Or simply just ask around (most probably somebody you know has an idea about a job vacancy)
What kind of part-time job do you want?
If you are looking for a placement for a long period of time, here are some suggestions (with some pros and cons) for you:
– Rude customers
+ Employee discount
– The busy holiday season
+ Learn the basics of customer service
Service (Hospitality) Industry
+ Receiving tips
– Demanding job
+ CV improvement opportunities
+Free food (mostly)
-Long hours shifts
+ Reliable job market
– Drunk customers
– No job security
Customer service (call centre)
+ Experience which is not necessary needed
+ High salary
– You will get yelled at (a lot)
– No face-to-face communication
And finally: Try not to put your job before your studies, they are more important than a part-time job!
Good luck on job hunting!!