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Finding part time jobs 2010


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Tips on funding and applying for part-time work whilst you study. The presentation also includes information for international students covering issues such as National Insurance and work permits.

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Finding part time jobs 2010

  1. 1. Finding Part-time jobs Scott Foley, The Careers Service Slides and audio are copyright MLP, Careers & Employability Division
  2. 2. Why work part time? <ul><li>Source of income / money! </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the skills employers look for </li></ul>
  3. 3. Typical part-time jobs <ul><li>Hospitality: restaurants, bars, hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Retail / shops </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Office work – various </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery shopper </li></ul><ul><li>Market research / surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Translation & tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Care work / work with children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding a job… <ul><li>Most important: start looking now! </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Service </li></ul><ul><li>Job Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Ask around… </li></ul>
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  7. 9. Jobs on-campus <ul><li>The University also recruits some students as part time staff </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality (catering/waiting staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Entry and Reception Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff for Visitor Centre, Museum shop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advertised on CareersLink </li></ul><ul><li>Also… ask around in your School </li></ul>
  8. 10. Job Centres <ul><li>Hundreds of part time jobs advertised </li></ul><ul><li>Location: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Newspapers <ul><li>Manchester Metro </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester Evening News </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs North West </li></ul><ul><li>Available at news agents or on public transport </li></ul>
  10. 12. Ask Around.... <ul><li>Shop windows </li></ul><ul><li>Ask inside bars, restaurants... </li></ul><ul><li>Word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Take your CV and covering letter </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your ‘30 second CV’ </li></ul>
  11. 13. What can you earn? <ul><li>Minimum wage (as of 1 st Oct 2011): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age 18-20 £4.98 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age 21+ £6.08 per hour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many jobs pay more, £6.50-£7.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist or skilled jobs can pay £8.00 – £10.00+ </li></ul>
  12. 14. International students <ul><li>National Insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need a number to work in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ring National Insurance Contact Centre 0845 6000 643 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work permits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time & vacation work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time 20 hours max per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students from newer EU states - special rules apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Student Advisers – experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Burlington Street off Oxford Rd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>0161 275 5000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Applying for jobs <ul><li>Forms of application </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasise relevant skills </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor to the company / job </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence to back up skills </li></ul><ul><li>Show what you gained from your degree </li></ul><ul><li>Different CV for graduate / full time jobs </li></ul>
  14. 16. Help with applications <ul><li>Guides & books on writing CVs / applications </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and booklets on interview technique </li></ul><ul><li>Mock interviews </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Applications Advice’ drop in session </li></ul>
  15. 17. Careers talks <ul><li>Talks programme in autumn and spring </li></ul><ul><li>Topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job hunting in the UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing a CV or application form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work permits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plus many more on CareersLink: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 18. Where are we? Crawford House, Booth Street East, (Opposite the Aquatics Centre) Tel: 0161 275 2829 Email: [email_address]