Student jobs: 6 ways to scoring a job as a student

Posted February 4, 2015 by Hacks Staff

Whether you’re still in University or just about to leave, getting a Student Job can prove difficult.

So here are 6 ways to score a job as a student from the usual to the ridiculous.

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The obvious

Start with the obvious: The local (and national) newspapers, online job websites, employer’s own websites and the job center. These are where the vast majority of jobs are posted but it’s also where most others are looking.

Look to your University

Universities tend to hire a lot of students – both current and past – for all different sorts of work from part time jobs on shop tills to give you a quick cash injection to research work and even potential future lecturers. See what they have to offer on their recruitment pages.


Get Creative

This one is especially good for those looking for work in a creative area of the employment market such as media, marketing and design. There are countless brilliantly unique CVs and job ads to inspire you on the net from billboards to guitars to even eBay listings!

Ask friends and family

Ask those around you who may own businesses or know of job openings in companies they work for. Not all jobs are advertised from the rooftops (it costs a heck of a lot) so having someone on the inside could be a great way to go.

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Use social media!

Social media is a great way to get yourself noticed by companies without even leaving your house. Interact with organisations you’d like to work for and ask them if they’ve got any work going. Keep an eye out on their feeds for openings.

Make a name for yourself online with a good profile and even a personal website, of course making your qualifications, skills and experience prominent.

But be careful with what you post: Make sure you review your privacy settings when it comes to THOSE drunken club pics.

Make your own!

There’s a unlimited supply of new jobs that you can create for yourself. Starting your own business doesn’t need to be a big risk anymore with the internet making it trivial to set up an online presence.

This is an ideal for those with technical and creative skills that you can sell and work as a freelancer, such as web and graphic designers, writers, programmers and the like.

Websites like Fiverr and PeoplePerHour allow you to easily set up a method of attracting customers and do all of the payment and paperwork for you. It’s a great way to begin.

> Make money with your talent: How to become a student freelancer

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