Part 3 – Gain valuable part-time work experience
Finding time for part-time work while you study can seem daunting, especially when you have essays to prepare and society meetings to attend. Temporary working could be a good option for you. It provides the opportunity to work part-time around your studies, gaining valuable work experience whilst ensuring your grades (and social life) don’t suffer.
Gaining work experience can help you secure that dream job after graduation. This can make you stand out against your competitors. You certainly won’t be alone when you are applying for the perfect part-time position after graduation. It is essential that your CV stands out.
What would help catch the eye of a prospective employer more than having previous experience in the industry?
Having work experience also shows employers that you are motivated and are ready to get stuck in!
Entering employment early provides the opportunity for you to identify your own skillset. It also allows you to see whether there are any development areas you might want to work on before starting your career. The world of work is very different from studying. Being able to navigate office politics and manage your time effectively could put you in good stead for the future.
Flexible employment also gives you the chance to explore different career options and “try before you buy”. You can experience many different roles and work environments that could help you narrow down your career choices, or help cement in your mind that you are on the right path! Roles may seem perfect for you on paper but actually experiencing them first hand can help you decide if it is the best fit for you. You might decide to try something completely different and discover that that is where your passion truly lies! The world is your oyster, as they say, and what better time to discover more about yourself than at university?
Explore different temporary work opportunities at www.unitemps.com/search to help you plan for the future and discover more about your interests!
For more information about working in part time roles, read here.
Last updated on 11 March 2021Share this article