#Birksy’s October

#BirksysTopTips on ….. Student Employment.

E – Everyone thinks about getting a job whilst at University so make sure you start looking about now before all the vacancies go. There are 35,000 students at Northumbria, and not that many jobs.


M – Make sure to check out student services and sign u to the job shop. It’s a great way of finding somewhere perfect for you. Submit your email address and vacancies will be sent to you!


P – Payday! It’s everyone’s favourite day of the month. It makes all those long hours worth it, but don’t spend it all at once!


L – Lectures shouldn’t suffer because of your part-time work. Don’t work more than 16 hours per week. Remember you have university work to do outside of lectures. If you fall behind on this, you may struggle to catch up.


O – Opportunities are advertised everywhere, so keep your eyes pealed!


Y – You need to look respectable for your interview (Fingers crossed you get one!) Dress for the occasion. Employers love people who take pride in their appearance and look smart. If you represent yourself well, you’re more likely to get hired.


M – McDonalds, Burger King, WHSmith, Pizza Hut and all the shops in Eldon Square and the metro center all advertise vacancies in different ways. Check in shop windows and online, some advertise using posters and some keep it quiet. Make sure to ask in store whether they’re recruiting.


E – Effort. Put maximum effort into your work. You never know, it may become your chosen career whether it’s working behind a bar or coaching sport to youths. Jobs are hard to come by after university, so work hard and you may set yourself up without even knowing it.


N – Never skip university for work. Your degree will suffer because of it. Trust me, it’s not worth it and you’ll regret it in the long run.


T – Take time to relax. University and a part-time job can take a lot out of you. Don’t stress yourself and make sure you give yourself time to wind down.

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