Getting a part-time job not only gives you that extra money to cover expenses or treat yourself with but is also great experience to put on your CV.
Living in Manchester, there are many opportunities for part-time work. With two large shopping centres and plenty of bars and restaurants all over the city, it is definitely worth having a look at what jobs are out there.
Where to start?
First of all, you should consider how much time you are willing to commit to a job. Are you thinking just one shift a week or more than that? The University advises a maximum of 16 hours of work per week during term time. It is important to think this through before you start applying.
How much extra money you want to earn is also a crucial factor, if money is your motivation. But if you are looking for a bit of extra spending money, experience to go on your CV or just to meet new people, a weekend job might be more of what you’re looking for.
You also need to consider your uni timetable to see what days you could actually spare for a job. Once you have worked all this out then you are ready to start looking at what jobs might be appropriate for you.
The next step, if you haven’t already, is to make yourself a CV and get applying! Remember that most of the time just sending your CV isn’t enough, employers appreciate a covering letter to show your interest in the role and it’s a great opportunity for you to demonstrate why you’d be perfect for the job.
Where to look?
There are a few different ways to look for jobs. I tend to use a site called Indeed, it’s got a range of roles and you can use filters to narrow down your search. The University also advertises lots of on campus roles to get involved in. You could even ask around, see where your friends work as there might be vacancies and they could potentially put a good word in for you.
A great time to look for a part-time job is right around this time of year actually. By now, you are settled into your new accommodation and know your timetable, and how much spare time you have. Christmas is looming and places will be keen to hire more staff so you have an even better chance of landing the role.