Student life is a lot of fun. You make friends, party, become more independent and sometimes you do a bit of learning too.
The average student has around 15 contact hours a week, which means that a lot of students aren’t doing much most of the time. Sure they have to study too,
but there is plenty of time to do a part-time job and make money on the side.
Team Taskhub went to City University in London last week to speak to students about the importance of getting a part-time job.
Here’s what they said about starting out in the world of work:
Working while you study gives you financial freedom, useful experience, important contacts and something to put on your CV.
So why not sign up to Taskhub today and start earning while you study.
I spent an enjoyable half hour just now talking to some of the employers who came to our Banking, Finance and Consultancy fair. Overall, they were very impressed with the students they met, and three things in particular have stuck in my mind.
Want to hear the biggest misconception students have about employers and your own personal use of social media? Thought you might. It’s all to do with a recent employer event I attended at LinkedIn’s HQ in London. Unsurprisingly the subject of social media and recruiting students came up.
The misconception? That employers spend hours scouring your social media (Facebook, twitter etc.) profiles to find those incriminating photographs of students doing what most students do in their university days. Namely enjoying themselves, testing their boundaries and learning from their mistakes. This doesn’t surprise them. That’s not to say a photo of something shocking wouldn’t really test their patience but it’s actually what you write out there in the social media world, not what you’re photographed doing that captures their attention more.
So think before you tweet, post comments on message boards or in response to blog posts, or blog yourself. Employers aren’t trying to restrict your freedom to personally express yourself. But they reserve the right to make assumptions about how suitable an employee or work colleague you might be based on what they read that you’ve written.