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PART TIME JOBS FOR STUDENTS, CASUAL JOBS

Many students take on part time jobs to earn extra money. You could work evenings or weekends. However, if you are thinking of taking on a part time job, you must make sure that you have time time for your work, play time and of course, time to complete your university studies to a high standard. In practice, it is usually only arts students who have time during the day to take on a part time job. Science students are not so lucky as they usually have a full timetable. Here is a list of popular part time jobs for students.

Working in a bar, restaurant or café:

Working in a bar, restaurant or cafe is one of the most popular types of student work. You may have to work during the day, in the evenings or at weekends depending on the establishment. These hours might not suit everyone, but you may be able to do just one or two shifts per week. To find this type of work, you could present your CV to local businesses that you know offer part time work. Or you could approach friends who you know already work in a restaurant/ bar and ask if there are any vacancies.

Advantages: Free food and drink (sometimes), flexible shift work, potential for tips
Disadvantages: Long hours and late nights


Working for your university

Many universities have a student job shop on campus which offers employment to students. A wide range of jobs are on offer to cover conferences and other events held by the university.

Advantages: Handy work, flexible
Disadvantages: Sometimes it's good to get away from university


Taking drugs in a medical trial


Many medical companies look for people who are willing to test their new drugs. Medical trials are not for everyone - there is an element of risk involved. If you are interested in this type of work, visit trials4us for more info.

Advantages: Flexible, easy work
Disadvantages: Could be risky


Working for an employment agency

Agencies can offer a wide range of work depending on your skills. The hourly rate can be very good. They type of work offered ranges from manual building work and cleaning jobs to office admin work. To apply for agency work, you will need to approach an agency with your CV. Some agencies allow you to apply online. At interview, you will be asked sort of work you are looking for and may be asked to complete a basic numeracy and literacy test, and perhaps IT tests if applicable to the work you are looking for.

Advantages: Usually temporary, good rates of pay
Disadvantages: You may be asked to start work at short notice


Working for an employer relevant to your degree


It's always worth trying to find employers that offer work related to your degree. They will be interested in you because they know you will be well motivated. For example, if your degree is in tourism, why not seek work with a local travel agent.

Advantages: Working for relevant employer will look good on your CV when you graduate
Disadvantages: These types of job can be hard to find


Working in a shop

There's bound to be a high street somewhere near you, and they are bound to be looking for part time staff. Take your CV along to any you fancy and present it to the manager in person. It's always best to apply in person because employers will remember you better.

Advantages: Weekend work, staff discounts
Disadvantages: Weekend work, can be boring - but what job isn't


Selling on ebay

For the budding entrepreneur, selling on ebay can be an ideal start to your empire. You can begin by selling any unwanted items that you may have, or your friends and family may have. This can include bric a brac, clothes, books or CDs. If you get keen, you can progress to a niche market. For example, if playing cards are your hobby, why not buy and sell them professionally?

Advantages: Flexible, fun
Disadvantages: Postage and packing can be a bore, insular work


Working in your university's library

Many universities offer work to students in the university library. The work can involve cataloging, tidying shelves or chasing overdue books.

Advantages: Local work
Disadvantages: Wages might not be up to much


Factory work


If you are close to an industrial area, you may be able to get part time factory work. The type of work can vary enormously, but the pay can be good. Prepare a CV and send it to the HR manager of any companies you fancy working for.

Advantages: Flexible shifts available, wages tend to be good
Disadvantages: Boring, can be seasonal work


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