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Top 5 Part-Time Jobs for a Student

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Hey there, fellow fun-loving folks! Are you a student who loves to live your best life, but also wants to earn some extra cash? Well, this article is for you! 

Part-time jobs for students are like the ultimate win-win situation. You get to make some sweet moolah and still have plenty of time to study, socialize, and explore all that life has to offer. 

Trust us, your wallet, your sanity, and your fun meter will thank you— Let’s take a dive into Singapore’s thriving part-time work industry today!

Applying For The Job

Availability

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To begin, let’s determine your availability.

Take some time to figure out how much time you can commit to a part-time job. This will help you narrow down your search and focus on jobs that fit your schedule.

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Research

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Research for job or internship openings. You can do so online on job search websites like JobStreet, MyCareersFuture, LinkedIn or Indeed. Once you’ve registered for an account, these platforms allow you to seamlessly integrate yourself into your search scopes, and be updated regularly on prospective job opportunities and interests.

Alternatively, attend job fair events, scrutinize newspapers or simply visit businesses in person, and ask!

Resume

Next, you should tailor a resume to the job application. Highlight points like relevant experience or skills that you have. Ensure that your contact information and a professional email address is present and noticeable on the resume.

Interview

Prepare for the interview. If you’ve been called for an interview, do some research on the company beforehand. This can help you get ready for any questions during the day and demonstrate your interest in the job.

Follow Up

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Finally, always remember to follow up with the employer to thank them for their time and express job interest. This helps to make you stand out from other applicants and increase your chances of getting hired.

The process of getting the job can sound a little daunting, but with these tips, you can definitely increase your chances of finding a job that fits your schedule and meets your needs.

Here are 5 job recommendations to consider as you start looking! 

1. Tutoring

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Confident in your academics? If you’re an undergraduate or higher, maybe being a private tutor is the job for you!

Many students in Singapore seek help with their studies outside of school hours. As a tutor, you become a part of another child’s learning journey.

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Guiding others in academics can be a very respected field of work. From general assistance in a specific subject or assisting with homework, this job often necessitates your presence at a student’s home but it can also be done online

2. Retail or Fast Food

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Do you have a caregiver personality (ESFJ), seeking the satisfaction of fulfilling and tending to customer needs?

Service-oriented businesses like retail stores and fast food outlets are often looking for part-time employees so the barrier of entry can be as simple as attending and completing a basic food hygiene course and being open to learning on the job! 

By the end of your experience working as a service crew, the routine of working the register, packing merchandise, preparing food and serving customers can give you a newfound appreciation and respect for workers in this industry.

3. Event Staff

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Want a free pass to observe the sights and sounds of roadshows to hobbyist conventions? 

Events, such as trade shows and conferences, often require event staff such as registration assistants, ushers, and booth attendants. 

If you’re an introvert looking to overcome your shyness around strangers, perhaps such an opportunity can give you an excuse to finally get out of your comfort zone!

Don’t worry about the rigidity of these jobs, because many of these events offer flexible working hours, and may even provide training for first-timers.

4. Freelance Writer

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Imaginative and proficient in a language? How about a passion to write and let your creativity show through your words?

If you like to read and write, there are many opportunities to freelance for newspapers, magazines, or online publications.

Glean insight into how media content is created and used, as well as learn a variety of professional skills and mediums to improve your writing efficacy, tailor your writing style and publish your works!

5. Delivery Driver

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Enjoy feeling the breeze as you zip through the streets? How about putting that bicycle to good use?

As online shopping grows in popularity, delivery drivers are in high demand. This job requires reliable transportation and a good driving record (and that just means you get the food to the destination safely and timely, even while on a bicycle!).

To get started, you can apply for companies such as food delivery services or courier services like Grab.

The Best of Both Worlds

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Having a part-time job that you enjoy is a beneficial experience for numerous reasons. 

Not only does it provide you with some pocket money to spend during a school break, but it also enhances your personal development by building crucial skills such as teamwork, time management, and communication

Confidence and self-worth are other attributes that develop as you learn to become more financially independent and responsible throughout your journey.

So what are you waiting for? Explore your opportunities, and grow alongside your interests, passions and career. Kickstart your work life as a fulfilling and rewarding experience awaits you!

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