So, you’re looking first summer job but one thing is, you’re a uni student. You’ve just finished your summer term at Uni and you’re ready to relax and have fun – there’s just one thing, you need more money. A Summer job sounds great but it’s also tricky if you can’t devote a huge amount of time to it. Here are a couple of ideas to explore when searching for a job this summer:
Look for something remote
Many jobs have moved to remote working because of the pandemic, this offers a great opportunity for students to connect with companies across the globe. Remote work usually requires being online, so you’ll need a computer and internet connection for this type of work.
Search through popular jobsites such as Indeed or Jobwise – try filtering by short term or temporary work if you are only looking for a job over Summer as a uni student short term work is key.
Do you fancy trying something new? Websites and apps like Tutorful, Uber Eats and Borrow my Doggy allow you to easily sign up for casual jobs that you can whenever you want.
There’s a tonne of options available, from teaching children maths to delivering pizza. These casual, temporary and flexible jobs are perfect for uni students who want more money but don’t want to commit to a full-time job. Some weeks you will want to hang out with your mates without your boss calling you in for a shift!
Get creatively self-employed
It seems that everyone has a Depop or side hustle on Etsy. So why not join them? In some ways, it’s the perfect first step into working in eCommerce and running your own business. You’re creating and fulfilling orders as well as providing top-quality customer service (stick that on your CV)!
If you have always been curious about it, then this summer is the perfect time to give it a go. Think seasonal and sell things that people are interested in right now. On Etsy you can make use of your talents, whether that’s drawing, painting or jewellery making. Depop is perfect for clearing out your wardrobes and recycling your clothes.
Bar work is coming back.
Freedom Day on the 19th July is looking good, and it means that bar work is back! With social restrictions lifting and nightclubs reopening, we can guarantee that there will be a jobs boom in hospitality. This one is going to be easy if you work in a small town; you can start by following your local pubs on social media as this is the best place for them to advertise. If you’re feeling confident, then why not try dropping them a message to see if there is anything available?
If you decide to get a job this summer, then we wish you the best of luck. Remember that you are at the start of your career so try your best but don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go to plan – let us know how it goes!