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Part Time Jobs for Students

College Student Jobs or after school jobs for high school students usually consist of part time work. Part time jobs for students are a great way to pay your way through college, or just provide extra money as an "after school job". A part time student job could also be a way to "get a feel" for the nature of a particular career that you might be thinking of pursuing. According to a survey released in July by Sallie Mae, parents are now contributing less of their income for college than they did four years ago. Along with grants and scholarships, a student job may be what gets you through college.

Many employers have "student jobs" or "student job programs" that can be worked after school in the evenings and on weekends, or even between classes during the day.  Whether you're looking for summer job, or trying to find work while you're still attending school, jobs for students allow you the flexibility to earn money while still taking classes, finding time to study, and having a life.

Many companies that offer flexible hourly and part time jobs for students. When looking for a part time student job, you need to find jobs that will provide flexible or alternative work schedules. As a high school student, your time for work will typically be limited to afternoons and evenings, and weekends. College part time jobs could include working during the days when you don't have classes scheduled. Of course, you'll have to leave time for studying too, along with socializing and other non-school-related activities.

Make sure your employer understands that you only have a limited number of hours you can work. Sometimes employers like to offer their part time employees the opportunity to work extra hours to make more money. This is great for making extra money, but can also cut into the time that you had planned for studying and other activities.  Remember, there are only a certain number of hours in the week, and you've got to fit sleeping in there somewhere too! Jobs for students can be a great way to make extra money, gain valuable experience, and possibly get your foot in the door with an employer.

As part of getting a student job, you'll probably have to go through some form of interview. You should present a business-like posture and appearance when you apply for or interview for a job or internship. In the interview, you should be prepared to explain why you want the job, what qualifications you have that will allow you to perform this job well, and how much time you would like to work. Employers may ask you about previous work experience and what skills you have that will enable you to perform their job successfully.

Even if you don't have any previous work experience you should put together a resume and/or cover letter. A resume typically shows your past work experience, but can also contain information about projects you worked on, or groups that you served on, or any activities where you had held a position of responsibility. Get a resume and cover letter package that gets you hired! Research and find out about the job you are applying for, and be prepared to not only explain why you want this job, but show examples of times that you've demonstrated responsibility and skills that would apply to the job you're seeking. For information on resumes, interviewing and more see our tips on how to get a job.

A part time student job is also a great way to start building up your resume and explore different careers that interest you.  When you graduate, you may need a part time job to help pay off the bills until you can land that job that you've been studying for all these years.  Having a previous student job and positive working relationship with an employer will make it easier to go back for another part time job, or even a full time job once you graduate.

Some examples of good jobs for students are:

Retail Jobs

Fast Food Jobs

Warehouse Jobs

Computer Jobs

Companion Jobs

Delivery Jobs

Administrative Jobs

Clerk Jobs

Restaurant Jobs

If you're really strapped for time, you may also want to consider being your own boss, and working from home. Here are just some of the jobs you can do from home, on your own time, at your own pace.

  • Entering Data into Forms
  • Writing articles and stories
  • Editing documents
These jobs, and many more, are a great way for students to supplement their income by taking advantage of spare time at home, nights and weekends, or even between classes. Start your work-at-home career today. Get direct access to thousands of freelance jobs. Click here to find work now.