Finding and managing part-time jobs at university 🎓
Why get a part-time job at university
Working a part-time job for students can have many positive impacts during the course of your degree, here are some of the main benefits:
Working part-time during your studies will allow you to gain some extra cash. This can be used to cover the cost of living if required or can be a bit of extra money to use on socialising. Working part-time is also a great way to learn to budget and spend money wisely.
Working a part-time job can also allow you to develop many different workplace skills that you can go on to use throughout your career.
Team-working, communication, time management, commercial awareness and initiative are skills that can be learnt and developed from part-time working, which can help you stand out in interviews in later life.
If you have an upcoming graduate interview, check out our interview questions hub with some of the most common and job-specific questions for a range of graduate roles.
Employers often value candidates highly who’ve had previous part-time jobs, part-time jobs may not seem important, but in the grand scheme of things they can help you land great graduate jobs. If you’re wondering ‘what are the best paid graduate jobs’ check out our blog for a breakdown of the best paid graduate roles.
Having a part-time job allows you to network with colleagues and form new relationships, which may help with your graduate job hunt.
Part-time jobs can sometimes lead to full-time positions in the company, which is useful if you’re considering taking a gap year after university to save money.
If you need help and guidance in networking, visit our blog for 5 steps to successful professional networking.
Many employers highly value candidates who have worked a part-time job. Working part-time shows you have a range of transferable skills, you are familiar with a working environment and if you’ve managed a job alongside your studies it shows great time-management skills.
If you’re applying for graduate jobs, be sure to include any part-time jobs you’ve undertaken on your CV, listing the skills you developed and what you learnt from these roles.
If you need help creating a standout graduate CV, visit our student and graduate CV hub for a range of free CV templates to download and CV guidance for a range of graduate roles.
Student Blog Writer