Everything you need to buy when school starts up can really drain the bank account. Clothes, extracurricular activities, books, supplies, etc., add up very quickly and getting a part-time job after school is a great way to help bring down your debt.
Sure, the extra money is great, but working while you’re in school is also the perfect opportunity to boost up your resume. When you graduate, there will probably be a lot of competition for the jobs you are interested in applying to. You really need to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd, including having a really sweet resume.
Think about it, would you hire someone who has never worked before, volunteered anywhere or participated in any school activities? Or would you hire someone who has powerful references, a solid work history and has shown motivation and determination to succeed?
Balancing school, activities, work and life can seem a little daunting, but it is possible! Check out how Kim was able to do it all:
So what can you do to get a job while you’re in school?
1) Have a perfect resume – By ‘perfect’ I don’t mean tons of experience, I mean absolutely no spelling or grammatical errors. Making a typo can really annoy the hiring manager and will hold back your chances of getting called in for the interview. Always remember to double check, or have someone else review your resume, before sending it out.
2) Follow up on the job – We tell you this in probably every other blog post but following up on your application is so important. Just make sure you do it the right way and in an appropriate amount of time. Don’t wait too long!
3) Don’t stress out about your schedule – Employers who are hiring students for part-time work know that you need a flexible schedule. Between everything you have going on, fitting in a job may not be the easiest thing to do. But, for a quality worker, the employer will make your schedule work. You can discuss specifics in your interview as to when you can and can’t work.
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