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The Importance Of Having A Seasonal Job

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One of the most exciting times that we are heading into is the festive season. As a student, there are many ways in which you can utilise your time effectively and efficiently and what better way than to get yourself a seasonal or part-time job. The purpose of having a part-time job helps you set the tone as to how the rest of the year will be and how you will manage your time whilst meeting your goals.

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One of the most exciting times that we are heading into is the festive season. As a student, there are many ways in which you can utilise your time effectively and efficiently and what better way than to get yourself a seasonal or part-time job. The purpose of having a part-time job helps you set the tone as to how the rest of the year will be and how you will manage your time whilst meeting your goals. 

Advantages of having a part-time job:

  • Flexibility
  • Opening doors to new job opportunities
  • An opportunity to earn money
  • Developing your skill set
  • Gaining independence
  • Networking with others

What are the benefits of having a holiday job?

Meeting new people:

When you are pursuing a retail position, you will always come across and meet some interesting people along the way. Employers should always encourage their employees to form a bond because this is where you will rely on others for support and help you during the festive rush. 

Building your network:

This point ties well in with the above-mentioned. Each and every person that you meet has a unique set of skills. This is the perfect way to build up your network as this enables you to share information and keep in contact with them should you require their assistance in the near future. 

Increase cultural diversity:

Having a part-time job will expose you to meeting people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Interacting with a diversity of people is an opportunity for you to explore and learn from their cultural background. This is one of the most important assets to any business as hiring managers recruit candidates that can get along with people of all races.

Making money:

This is one of the main goals of any job is to earn a profit. Depending on the type of industry and position you will fulfill, the income may vary, however, earning a paycheck will come in handy for you as a student.

Increase your career prospects:

Fulfilling a part-time job increases your skills and knowledge. This helps boost both your interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. When you are networking with your future career prospects it will lead to better career opportunities. Expanding your skills and expertise will be beneficial information that can be added onto your curriculum vitae (CV). 

As the festive season approaches, as a student it is important that you are utilising your time effectively as you end 2020 off. Working a part-time job will help you stay active and, as a result, making connections to build your network.
 

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