Living the student life can be a costly business. So many things to do, so many things to buy — you might find your loan or the money your parents gave you disappears in a flash. So, as business magnate Warren Buffet has said, it is always good to have a another income. Having a part-time job while you’re at university can help you in many ways.
Finding work is not hard as you think. All you need to do is bit of searching and you will come across many companies and businesses that are looking for temporary staff. There’s a vacancies online page put together by the Careers Service that lists many part time job opportunities to make your life a bit easier. Or you could follow the University on Snapchat or Instagram as they often post the top vacancies available.
Most of the time comnpanies are not looking for previous qualifications, so you don’t have to worry about having a shining CV. If you do need some help, the Career Service even has a dedicated website which helps you to prepare a CV. You can also get feedback on your CV by taking your draft to any of the drop in sessions.
Doing a part time job will help you develop many transferable skills like communication skills, team working skills, time management skills, leadership skills and many more. They can come in handy when you are applying internships or graduate schemes. It is always good to show that you can handle responsibilities.
Once you’re earning, you can go and buy that thing you really wanted without having to sacrifice your meals. Now it is okay to order a round on you! If you manage your money well, you might even be able to go on that dream vacation you always wanted.
Doing a part time job will expose you to a different group of people apart from you university friends. Finding people you like at your workplace makes it an enjoyable experience too.
It is always a nice feeling to see your bank balance go up at the end of the month.