Finding College Student Jobs the Easy Way
College Student Jobs:
In today’s economic climate where finding any job is difficult, a job at a college is an attractive option. The problem is, where do you begin? If you are a college student, you may already be working and earning a salary while working at a college is an even better option. Many college students earn a part-time job while working at their college during the day. This allows them to earn some money, the day to day activities of college lectures and student activities do not need to be paid for. If you are thinking about turning to a college job as a way to make some extra money, there are some things you need to know before you apply for the job. But, if you know them now, you more likely will have a better chance at getting the perfect college student job for you.
Use Your Connections
First of all, make sure you know where you can make the best use of your connections. This is more important than ever in today’s job market. The last thing you want to do is end up like the overqualified amongst your peers. This will have a negative impact on your relationship with your employer. But, it will also mean that you are not able to obtain the upper hand over your colleagues in the field you work in.
Get in Touch With Your College’s Recruitment Office
In case you are still not sure where to make the most use of your resources, why not ask your college’sRecruitment Office. You can usually seek help from the college’s career office during your visit. They will usually be in touch with the alumni who are in need of a job, or their career office. The Recruitment Office is equipped with a number of placement agencies, each of which have specialized contacts within the college. Hence, when your preference lies with a particular company, you can have it prepared without having to spend additional time and effort.
Stick To Local Newspaper
The college newspaper is one of the most accessible places for internships. All companies, be it your employer or an institution, prefer to advertise for interns through it. Hence, aside from the national newspapers, small local newspapers are a gymnope for job seekers. Also, if you had an internship in a local newspaper then you must be familiar with the local business climate. This means that the company you will be working for is more likely to consider you, over the others who are merely pretending to be interested in the job.
Be In Contact
After you have made a contact with a company through a college paper, telephone your internship employer and ask them about the availability of the job. You may find that your college paper’s publisher is only too willing to point you to the right place.
I realize that this may be counterintuitive but it is an important ‘last suggestion’. If you are 40 or over, then consider this fact: Companies these days hire people even if they are over 40. This is because of the flexibility of the labor market. Thus, if you are 40 or over, consider this fact. Being in the labor force you are more likely to prefer a job slightly below 40 than one that is above 40.
If you are between 40 and 60, consider working in a company where they are willing to hire people of all ages. This is because age is a burden for most companies. Companies are willing to make ‘younger’ hires in order to reach their market share objectives.
These are some of the things to consider, but take your time. Making a hasty decision is rarely ever good. Company’s top priority is to win and keep a customer, not get rid of all their competitors.