Get ahead of the game with a part-time job for that added competitive advantage to stand out from the crowd!
Here at Stafffinders, we understand that commencing a part-time job whilst studying can seem extremely daunting, especially if you are attending multiple classes throughout the week and trying to keep up with study requirements. The last thing you want to do is hinder your chances of securing a top grade or be so busy you have no extra time for yourself. However, there are plenty of part-time jobs out there that will suit your lifestyle, fit around your busy schedule to ensure you are still enjoying student life. The team at Stafffinders can make this process a lot less stressful and are proud to have the expertise and knowledge of placing many jobs for students for many years.
The advantages of securing a part-time job whilst studying are endless, but here are a few of the main benefits that will surely sway your mind into looking for your next venture:
These days, work experience is essential to give you a head start into the world of work. You will probably have heard from fellow peers and family members that all employers look for someone with experience, but how can you secure a job in the first place? Whilst the job maybe isn’t what you would ideally like to pursue in the future, employers look for motivated, hardworking and dedicated individuals that have the determination to gain experience that could benefit them in the long run. If you’ve worked a part-time job and added this experience to your CV, you will really stand out against the rest. Employers then know that you are the type of person that can juggle many commitments, prioritise tasks and show your dedication to your future career prospects.
Gaining transferable and interpersonal skills through a part-time job is extremely invaluable and will stay with you for the rest of your life. From great communication skills and customer service experience, to fantastic teamwork and being dependable, these skills are what employers look for in a person. Being able to demonstrate the responsibilities you had to secure these skills is a fantastic way of showing potential employers that you are a worthy candidate for the job. Even if you are unsuccessful in your first few applications, remember to trust the process; all of the hard work you put into getting a part-time job will be vital for when you end up looking for a full-time job after your studies.
This is probably one of the key reasons that students invest in a part-time job, to gain that extra bit of income whether that be to pay towards monthly rent, build up future savings or even just to enjoy the bustling social life of a student! Some of the highest paid part-time jobs include catering, sales positions and office support assistants, all of which Stafffinders offer all over Scotland. Gaining extra cash will also help you learn to budget your finances and give an insight into the value of money, setting you up for post-grad life. We also understand that most students require a student loan just to attend secondary education, therefore picking up a part-time role is a great way to start putting away some money without the stress of paying off a weighty bill down the line.
Ever heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you know it’s who you know’? Getting to know fellow co-workers on a professional level can make all the different when it comes to commencing your post-graduate job search, they may even know of upcoming positions and can even give you references which is a fantastic advantage against the competition. Networking is also a fantastic way of exploring career advice from your colleagues and having the chance to be mentored to ensure you are getting the most out of your part-time role. Meeting new friends at work can also provide a lot more benefits than you think. Maybe they are also studying, and you can share tips for working around your workload whilst studying? Maybe they can help you cover a shift when you have a big test coming up? Overall, the power of networking is extremely strong, you never know who you could meet along the way to help you get on that career ladder.
How can Stafffinders help you land your ideal job to fit around your studies?
Stafffinders have dedicated teams that take care of many temp roles across Scotland, who are experts in finding you the ideal role to fit around your school, work or university life. Our consultants understand the strains involved in full-time education and know better than anyone the opportunities there are out there for prosperous students. We also have many reputable clients at our fingertips that look for dedicated, hardworking individuals to take on key roles on a regular basis, therefore what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our specialist teams today to discover your next role.
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