The semester is starting and you are slowly realizing that money is going to be tight for the next few months. So here are a few tips on how to find a student job:

1. Write an effective resume

Just because you are applying for a student job, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need a resume. So many student job applicants don’t get the job because they forget to send a resume or bring one. For tips on how to write the perfect resume, check out our article on resume writing.

2. Go online

Most college and universities have college job posting where you can find on campus and off campus student jobs. Look for the type of work that you would like to do. Write down or print out the student job positions that you would qualify for. Grab at least 5 or 6 student job opportunities. You don’t want to put all your eggs in the same basket.

3. Email you resume

Send your resume to ALL of the student job prospects that you are interested in. Don’t forget that there is a lot of competition for these student jobs so it’s better to spread your luck a little.

4. Prepare for your job interview

Most employers will interview students just to see if they are not nutcases or a slackers. So when you go, no need to wear a suit or a fancy dress. But a nice khaki with a nice shirt is better than torn up jeans and a wife beater. For more job interview tips, please check our article on job interviewing techniques.

5. Go for the quiet student jobs

Go for a student job that will allow you to study while you are not doing anything. Working at the school cafeteria is not really that kind of job. But a receptionist for a college department might just be it. Remember, if you get to study or do your homework while on the job, it will give you free time to do whatever you want when you do go home.

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