5 Benefits of Having a Part time Job for the Remainder of the School Year

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By Lorna Faires

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5_Benefits_of_Having_a_Part_Time_Job_for_the_Remainder_of_the_School_YearSchool is back in session, and the semester is ramping up. You might be facing down midterms and final assignments. Before you know it, you’ll be writing final exams, taking holidays, and then getting back at it for another semester in January.

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Even though there are still months left in the school year, though, you’re thinking about employment. Whether you’ve noticed your bank account is looking a little low these days, you’ve had to turn down friends’ invites because your wallet is empty, or you’re just looking for a new challenge to keep you occupied, you can’t wait to get back to the workforce.

You might be hesitating, however, because you’re concerned about having a job for the remainder of the school year. Isn’t that a disadvantage to your academic performance?

As it turns out, there are quite a few benefits to picking up a part time job for the school year. If you want to get back to work, here’s why it might be a great idea.

1. Getting a Part time Job Can Ease Your Money Concerns

This is the most obvious advantage to having a part time job during the school year. A job provides you with much needed income. Now you can accept your friends’ invites to go out for dinner or not worry about how you’ll afford next semester’s textbooks.

This can actually benefit your academic performance as well. As much as a job can take time and energy, you may actually find you have more of it after you stop worrying about the financial side of things. An improved social life or better dietary habits can also improve academic performance. Getting a solid eight hours of sleep instead of worrying will also help.

2. You Can Keep Gaining Experience

Another benefit of having a part time job for the school year is that you can continue to build your resume. While your peers take time off, you’re continuously involved in the workforce. When it comes time for you to take on full time employment after graduation, you’ll have a comprehensive resume to showcase.

You’ll also be well versed in the world of work, with more relevant experience than your peers. Even a part time job in an unrelated field presents opportunities for you to continue honing your soft skills, like problem solving and communication.

3. It Can Help You Learn Time Management

Having a part time job while you’re in school requires great time management skills. You now need to juggle two sets of responsibilities, in addition to the daily tasks of life.

Time management is an incredibly valuable skill, which will serve you well during your academic career and beyond.

4. A Part time Job Now Could Secure Summer Employment

Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about summer employment when school lets out next year? If you already have a part time job, you might not need to go on the hunt at all next spring.

Your employer will likely be happy with this situation too. Instead of trying to find someone to fill the role, they can ask a trained and experienced employee to help cover vacations and extra shifts.

5. It Presents a New Challenge

Perhaps the best reason of all to get a part time job now is because it will challenge you. You’ll need to learn better time management and to be more responsible. A new job will also present you with new challenges in the workplace. There will be new skills to master.

If you’re looking for a way to challenge yourself, then consider getting a part time job now. Apply to Liberty Staffing today!


Lorna Faires

I have over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry, in a management role. I possess a strong background in recruitment, screening, and connecting candidates with the right employment opportunities. I love all animals, but especially my 3 dogs. Hiking and canoeing are my passions, and getting out into nature and being unplugged is my favourite way to spend my vacations.

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