Student Jobshop's Top Ten Tip's for finding a part-job

The Student Jobshop is the best place to go for help and advice with finding part-time work while you're studying at The University of Sheffield. Find them on Level 3 of the Students' Union, open Monday-Friday 10am-3pm; Tuesday 11am-3pm.  Here they share their Top Ten Tips for finding a part-time job.

Top Ten Tips
  1. Match yourself to the jobs available and be open minded about what you want to do– you can gain relevant skills from many different types of job.
  2. Register for myVacancies and look out for vacancies advertised in shops, offices, on social media and more.
  3. Update your CV – book a CV review or use talks, workshops and online resources if you need help.
  4. Include a covering letter when you send off applications - make them specific to each role.
  5. Do your research – convince the employer that you want to work for THEM.
  6. Be professional – show you are a reliable and efficient worker.
  7. Make sure you attend your interviews- and let them know if you can't make it.
  8. Keep track of your applications - they'll come in handy again.
  9. Follow up - even if they don't contact you, a quick phone call will give you useful feedback.
  10. Don't give up - it can take time and effort to fnd a part-time job. Come and talk to us in the Student Jobshop for help with your jobsearch. 
Gill Rogers, Student Jobshop Assistant  

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