New Year, same beautiful old you. But if you haven’t been working in the past, 2019 could be the year you make your way into the world of work and bag a part-time job.
Obvious perk? Cash. You earned it, no one can tell you what you can/can’t/should/shouldn’t spend it on. Want to blow a week’s earnings on a massive Dominos order? Do it. Those chicken strippers will never taste better.
(Not that we recommend you make it a regular decision, but if you’re going down this route, remember you get a pretty nice 35% student discount < https://www.dominos.co.uk/blog/students/>)
Besides the financial independence though—because what could be nicer than having a few spare pennies to rub together—are all the extra benefits.
It doesn’t have to be something you love (or even necessarily like all that much) because unlike a Labrador puppy, it’s not for life. It’s just to fit around your studies and your social life, to give you a bit of extra experience, to build your soft skills and to show you have the dedication to sacrifice a bit of your free time.
That’s exactly what employers will be looking for, and it might be what sets you from the crowd when applying for your dream job in the future.
Want some more advice on part-time work, or building a killer CV? Have a look at our dedicated sections on the Push site.
LUCY HARDING is the Editorial manager for Push. She is an English Literature grad and an MA Publishing student at UCL. She is passionate about international relations and cultural diversity, having worked closely with her university’s Erasmus society to support European students. She also spent a year abroad studying at California State University: Long Beach
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