How part-time jobs benefit us much more than we think?
It is understandable if you do not want a part-time job after you have graduated as you may feel that you deserve a higher-paid job with your degree; however, it would be impetuous of you to decline a part-time job offer without first considering its benefits.
A part-time job may seem trivial at first, but here are five of its benefits that may make you consider accepting or applying for one.
1) Shows employers that you already have experience in the working world, which may make them more likely to hire you.
Having a part-time job shows employers that you already have experience in the working world, which may make them more likely to hire you against someone who has not had a part-time job since they prefer candidates who understand the fast-paced working world’s boons, pressures and rules.
In fact, employers are even more likely to hire you if your part-time job matches well with their services. For example, a school is more likely to give a teacher position to someone who worked as a part-time tutor compared to someone who worked as a part-time cashier as the former already has some teaching experience.
2) Shows employers that you are proactively improving your skills rather than idling away.
In this gloomy time of lockdown, it is easy lose our work ethic, discipline and skills as we may over-rely on our pleasures to forget about our hardship of having to stay inside.
However, a part-time job will allow you to maintain and improve your work ethic, discipline and skills whilst also showing employers that you are not idling away. Whether or not this will make them more likely to recruit you, it will at least leave a good impression on them and make them want to find out more about your work experience.
3) Shows employers that you have good time management.
Having a part-time job alongside your education or whilst you are applying for a full-time job will impress employers as it shows them that you can balance your time well between different activities.
Employers seek candidates with good time management and having a part-time job alongside your other activities already means that you fulfil one of their criteria and thus make yourself more employable to them.
4) Potentially leads to full-time job opportunities.
When your part-time job is nearing its end, your employer may offer you a full-time job if they were pleased with your previous work. After all, they want to hire someone who has ample experience and working for them beforehand will mean that they know that you are experienced and reliable.
Even if you decline their full-time job offer, they might connect you to another employer who can possibly offer you a more desirable full-time job.
5) You can earn alongside searching for a full-time job.
It can be exhausting and upsetting when you spend so much time applying for jobs and realise that you could have been paid within that time if only you had a job.
Fortunately, a part-time job will allow you to have a steady income alongside your job hunting, which will give you a peace of mind when applying for full-time jobs in the future as you know that you are at least earning something.
So, before you decline a part-time job offer, remember to first consider these benefits.
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