With the June holidays here, are you currently looking for part time jobs or internships to achieve financial independence, develop useful skill sets or gain relevant experience for your future career after graduation? Do you want to find part time jobs in Singapore but do not know where to search? (Photo credit: Jobsearch.com)
Being the eldest of my siblings, I started my first part time job as a cashier in KFC fast food restaurant at age 14 to ease the financial burden of my family as we were not well-off. Thereafter, I worked in various industries such as tuition, retail, sales, insurance and even healthcare. In fact, I couldn’t remember a time in my life where I was not working during school holidays to earn my own keep and it was always thrilling to receive my paycheck.
Gain a Sense of Self-satisfaction and Connect Professionally with Employers & Co-workers
I remember working as a Dental and Clinic Assistant in various GP clinics while I was still studying for my Diploma and then National University of Singapore degree in Life Science. Working in relevant part time jobs really help in my studies to a certain extent which acts as a good training ground and created ample opportunities for me to improve my social skills during interactions with doctors, dentists, patients and co-workers alike.
Stand Out with Your Skills and Experience
Work experience provides you with the skills and experience that allow you stand out to your potential employers as well as help you choose the right sector to work in. This is an important factor especially when the job market can be so competitive nowadays. Work experience also help build useful skills and gain industry contacts that students cannot otherwise be exposed to in the classroom. Remember, it’s not “what” you know but “who” you know that matters.
Graduates these days are also expected to possess work-ready skills from their first day, such as ability to multi-task, handle work pressure, deadline management, phone and email etiquette and the ability to communicate and work well with different age groups in a team. So, having good qualifications to show on your Curriculum Vitae is simply not enough these days.
Are You in the Right Industry?
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Working in part time jobs before graduation has allowed me to know my strengths and weakness and the specific areas I should focus and work on. Gaining work experience as a student also gives you the chance to test-drive and see if the particular industry suits you.
Want to find out what working in a certain job/industry is like or what working for a particular company is actually like? Well, work experience gives you the chance to experience all this and more – for a week, a fortnight, for a term break or even a year. Some long-term internships can lead even lead to fulfilling full-time employment if you perform well in your position.
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So do not underestimate the experience and life skills you can gain with these part time jobs for students during your vacation. Just maintain a positive attitude and do not be afraid to fail and make mistakes while you are young as long as you pick yourself up and learn from these invaluable lessons in life. 🙂
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