Everybody remembers their first job. Maybe you flipped hamburgers as a student at the local burger joint. Maybe you delivered pizzas to the good citizens of your town. Maybe you bagged and carried out groceries at the local grocery store. There are tons of these types of student jobs out there.
In fact, after you have one of these student jobs, you will most likely be motivated to work harder and get yourself to college to educate yourself, so you are not stuck in a ‘student’ type job forever. Most major corporations will not hire a 16 or 17-year old kid who doesn’t have a high school diploma.
And don’t worry if your job isn’t the most prestigious or glamorous. Just think of the real-world experience you are gaining, and how good this job will look on your resume when you present it to potential employers in the future.
There are drawbacks to any job of course, but always look at the bright side. Compare the attributes of working in a customer service position to those of a ‘cubicle’ job. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so you simply need to pick the one that works best for you. Some might think a cubicle type job would bore them to tears, but on the bright side, you won’t have to deal with irate customers, etc. which would definitely be a part of the customer service position.
In past times, students just arriving at college and looking for a job might find work waiting tables, delivering food for a pizza or oriental restaurant, or working at the video store. While you won’t get rich at any of those, they will pay the bills for you. And with today’s technology, you have even more opportunity. You no longer have to get black fingertips after scouring the newspaper want ads. No need to waste gas driving on street after street looking in the windows for “Help Wanted" signs. These days, all you have to do is find yourself a computer and start searching. There are many, many places to look for work on the Internet. Sites like Monster and CareerBuilder are certainly two of the most well known sites, but there are PLENTY more out there. And aside from the global sites, there are sites that are more regionalized for your area. Most local newspaper sites also have an online classified ads section, and some even have a separate section for job seekers.
There are many advantages to job-hunting using the Internet. Besides the obvious time saving, the other major upside is the amount of ‘territory’ you can cover. You can literally look for jobs ANYWHERE. You can find part time and full time jobs, temporary positions, contract work, shift work, and more. Whatever type of work you are looking for, you will be able to search for it, and more often than not, FIND IT!
Some of the job-hunting websites even have sections that allow you to post your resume or information about yourself, and potential employers will browse those listings when they are looking for help. That’s right, they come looking for you!
Technology has made the work of looking for student jobs virtually pain free for you! Just get that resume updated and start looking!
Steven French is a recruitment consultant to - the specialist UK teaching jobs recruitment agency. STOP PRESS: We have French teaching jobs available now. Visit Uteach Recruitment to find your perfect UK teaching job today.