A lot of Students still need to work whilst studying these days, as gaining an education is costly and students need to be able to live whilst gaining an education. With fewer inexperienced jobs for people it is important to gain a good standard of education so it allows you to be able to open more doors to your potential career.
Finding a job can prove somewhat difficult at times as you have to find a job around your college course, the timetable that you are given by your college plus allowing extra time for studying and also not forgetting the life of a college student so that you maintain your friendships which is important at this time in your life.
Mainly employers have gaps in their establishment that need filling and especially in some of the below positions they can be high absenteeism making the hours ad hoc and you are sometimes not always able to plan around your college timetable.
There are various jobs out there for College Students and mostly they involve some kind of Customer Service either on a face to face basis or on the telephone. Some of the roles that students end up doing are as listed below.
#1 A Barista in a coffee shop
The role of a Barista is one of the first rungs on the ladder working in a coffee shop and an ideal position for a student as it doesn’t require specific skills and you will be trained as you go along.
Related: Barista Cover Letter
#2 Bar Work
Another obvious role to do part time as a student and bar work will mainly be in the evenings and weekends so not interfering with your timetable.
#3 Call centre work
You could get a few part time shifts working in a Call Centre maybe working for one of the banks or utility companies making outbound calls or taking inbound calls from customers.
#4 Take away
Working in a Takeaway again can be done in the evenings so will not interfere with any lectures or work that needs to be done. You will need to be organised and be able to deal with the crowds at the end of the night.
Working for a supermarket or shop as a cashier can be done as a part time role covering various shifts, operating a till and even stacking shelves in a smaller store.
Related: Cashier CV Example
Working as a Waiter or Waitress can be done day or night depending on the place that you work for. You can do this role with little previous experience, the right attitude and some experience of dealing with customers.
#7 Post office
The post office take part time workers in the mail sorting offices, sorting mail ready for delivery, this is especially the case for busy periods such as Christmas and the hours are varied due to the nature of the role.
#8 Retail Sales Assistant
Fashion and retail stores in town centres and shopping malls regularly take on part time sales assistants especially for sale periods and seasonal times such as Christmas.
#9 Leaflet distribution
Handing out leaflets in a town centre or a particular area is a part time role that you could get involved in that requires no experience and varied hours and work depending on the company that wants something distributing.
Working part time doing Telesales calls is a part time role whereby you will have a list of people to call and offer them a product or service depending on the company that you work for. As long as you can deal with people saying no this is a relatively straight forward role.
Working as a cleaner for a company means that this role can be done in the evenings or at set periods if cleaning a person’s house. Office cleaning is generally done out of office hours which is ideal for most students.
Related: Cleaner Cover Letter Example
#12 Car Cleaning
You could work for one of the many car cleaning service companies, washing and valeting cars. A company will be looking for attention to detail and a like for cleaning and making cars look good.
#13 Fast Food Outlet
You could also work at one of the many fast food outlets who stay busy for most periods of the day and night serving customers and helping to prepare fast food.
Working in a cinema dealing with customers buying tickets and showing them to the screen that they are going to or serving refreshments, this can be done on a part time basis, day or night to suit.
You could work part time doing deliveries for a parcel company or a private company if you have your own transport or can get about easily.
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