Balancing Act: Job vs. Degree
25th April 2013
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Balancing a job and a degree can be stressful - especially at this time of year. Some days it feels like you barely have any spare time, but to ensure that you gain the most out of university and embrace opportunities to develop your CV follow these top tips. 1. Choose your job wisely Having a job at university is a great way to develop your CV and gain some extra money, but you need to be careful when applying for a job. You need to take into consideration issues like transportation, flexibility and the added strain of having a job. Companies that are seeking to employ students are ideal as they are flexible with hours. In reality, jobs that demand a set amount of hours per week are hard to sustain, especially with deadlines and exams. Try visiting websites such as unitemps.co.uk as they cater for students and appreciate student lifestyles. If your university isn't linked to these websites, why not visit your careers services to find out what is available. 2.If in doubt don't commit If you are considering applying for a job whilst at university, you really need to judge whether you have enough spare time to fully commit to a job. It is crucial to have a healthy balance between studying and leisure time and if you feel that having a job will eat into one of these areas of your life, you really need to reconsider. Whilst you may find that at the start of term you can easily cope with having a job, as the term progresses the pressure of maintaining your job may become too stressful.
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