Student life, in partnership with UEA
Tired and lonely. Finding a job is too difficult and I have to keep up the study at university. Sad
I'm sorry to hear you feel this way. A lot of people find it difficult to meet new people and make friends when moving to university. The best thing to do is maybe to try and join some clubs and societies to meet people who share similar interests as you to meet like minded people. You could also try reaching out to others on your course. Most of the time your classmates may be feeling the same way and are just waiting for someone else to reach out first. Try putting time aside for yourself too and not studying all of the time as you need to make sure you are looking after yourself and not burning yourself out.
Hope this helped, please let me know if you have any further questions.
Kasey - ULaw Student Ambassador.
As Kasey said, societies and clubs are great to start meeting new people. Also, if your university offers ambassador jobs, that is a great way to get a flexible job that will help you to meet new people while earning some extra money.
I am also sorry to hear that you are struggling to find a job, right now the number of online and remote jobs is growing, which is great considering that these types of roles tend to be really flexible.. Here are some ideas:
- Searching for remote customer service roles: The majority of customer service jobs out there are likely to be entry-level remote jobs, as you don’t need a particular skill set to be able to do it. Most companies will be happy to teach you along the way. As long as you are friendly and are prepared to deal with customers that may be upset or difficult, then this role is perfect for you. You will mainly need to talk to people on the phone and reply to emails.
- Call center rep: Similar to the remote customer service roles, you could do this from anywhere. There are all sorts of duties you could be doing such as collecting data from customers and opening support tickets for software companies.
- Tutoring online: If there is something you are really good at and that you enjoy doing you could tutor online. My friend teaches English online, for example. He does not have any experience teaching so his classes consist of conversation.
- Proofreading and translating: If you can speak another language that is another thing you could do.
- Content writing: This may start off paying low, but the more work you do, and the better reputation you build, the higher-paying jobs you will be able to take.
Also, there are plenty of websites that provide you with CV templates and cover letters, I would recommend you to have a look at that. They are super useful!
I hope this helps and I hope you start feeling better soon.