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Struggling to find a job at uni

Hi,

I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?

i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear you're currently having difficulties finding a job - I know balancing job searching and university work can be difficult at times. In terms of looking for jobs related to your degree, or even just general part-time work, I would recommend getting in contact with your university's career service. They might have their own, university job board aimed specifically at students, or they might be able to give you some tips on how to improve your CV/ace an interview. I've used my university's career service once or twice, and they've always been able to provide advice and guidance on job hunting that I've previously missed.

Hope the job search goes well!
Eve (Kingston Rep).
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

HI there,

My best advice would be to contact your university employability team as they should be able to help you with this. As Eve said, they can also help you with skills such as interviews and they will also look over your CV and see if there is anything you can improve on so you are in the best position to apply for jobs when one comes up that you like the sound of.

Also if you have an employability advisor, they can also help you to try and find a job, or even just tell you where good places are to look for jobs. They will be used to helping people with this so might also have some ideas on where other have previously had jobs.

It's also worth asking other people who have done your course if you know any where they found jobs while at uni, or ask people who are in your year on your course where they work and see if there are any job opportunities there. You could even ask your course leader and see if they know where any previous students have worked!

Good luck!

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

Hi @Anonymous #1,

Like the others have said I would definitely go and speak to the University employability team as they will be able to help you with your cv, interview tips and might have names of employers/jobs which you might be interested in.

Another good way is asking the other people on your course because they might of been able to get a job alongside there studies or your lecturers/personal tutor as they might know if previous students had jobs that might interest you

If you are looking to work with children have you considered becoming a tutor? Normally you are able to pick your hours so you would be able to work around your university schedule but you would still be working with children.

Hope this helps and good luck with the job search🙂
Louise - University of Wolverhampton rep
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

Hi Anon,

I definitely agree with the other replies recommending approaching your university careers team, they will likely have the best advice and be able to point you towards relevant resources. I'd also recommend looking if there's anywhere that advertised part-time jobs on campus as often there's a lot of roles available as bar staff/ in hospitality. I understand the main reason you want to get a job is to save up, but if you're really struggling to find any paid positions it might be worth looking for volunteer roles to strengthen your CV for future applications?

Good luck with your job search! I hope you find a good role!
Rebecca (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
There is an extreme shortage of Social Carers across the UK. You may find local residential care homes will offer you evening and weekend shifts.

Ok, so it is adult based but the core soft skills are transferable.

Are you in an area where you are likely to be able to be a self employed baby sitter/child minder? Can you offer prospective parents a clean DBS, child first aid or first aid certificate and a reference?
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

Hi!

I would recommend getting in touch with your university's careers service, as they can help give you advice on CVs, help you search for jobs, give tips on how to do well in an interview and more. Also, you may have to start out by volunteering, as unfortunately, many starter jobs ask for experience.

Best of luck!

Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I am struggling to find a job, can anyone help me so that i can work and save up as much as i can during my final year of uni?
i would like to work with children/ healthcare as that is what my degree revolves around

Hey there,

As a student ambassador at university, I have the opportunity to work with children frequently. This included school visits and other events where we aim to inspire and motivate the younger generation about higher education. The role requires strong communication skills, patience, and the ability to relate to younger students. This could be a suitable job for you considering your interest in working with children and healthcare :smile:

Take care,
Ilya
Hello, My name is Haya and I am a final year medical student. Throughout my medical school training, I worked different part time jobs.

1.

University jobs: I love working university because most jobs are zero hour contract jobs and they understand that coursework comes first. The way I found these jobs was on the university website and a platform called Handshake. I worked with children in mentoring roles and in hosting activity days as a student ambassador.

2.

Baby sitting website

3.Finally, websites like LinkedIn, Indeed, and NHS careers (for healthcare)

What type of job are you looking for?

Best of luck,
Haya

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