So, why is it a good idea to work alongside your degree? Firstly, EXTRA MONEY!
Of course there are other reasons as well! Having a part time job can provide you with an important addition to your CV: EXPERIENCE!
This can be great for demonstrating to a future, long-term employer that you have experience in a professional working environment. Some of the skills you could gain (and use to add value to your CV) include:
- Problem-solving experience
- Experience in working as part of a team
- Enhanced time-keeping skills
- Learning how to deal with colleagues and customers
- Increased commercial awareness
If you’re an international student, having a part-time job could also help you to improve your language skills and develop an awareness of the UK recruitment market (especially if you’re planning on staying here after you graduate).
As well as all this, it’s an opportunity for you to learn about job-seeking strategies (very useful for the future when you’re looking for graduate roles) and a chance to meet new people and make new friends, which is always nice!
In addition, the Job Shop can help you gain SPECIFIC work experience – specific work experience is experience in a field that you want a career in after graduation. Showing that you have already worked in a certain field or environment will help to convince employers you are serious about your chosen career path.
Finally, having part-time work experience on your CV – whether it’s general or specific º will show your future graduate employer that you actually know what it’s like having a job!
For more information on any of the services the Job Shop offers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01225 875864.