Basic Requirements for a Part-Time Job

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In relation to my previous blog, I will be writing again about how young adults could successfully land a part-time job.  Though this time, it will be about what to do with yourself in order to be ready and fit to take on any part-time job of your choosing.

A lot of young people are looking for part-time jobs in order to help them pay their rents, buy something new, experience something new, or just to have additional cash. They usually find work in hotels and restaurants near the school premises so that less time is needed to switch from student to worker and vice versa.

Here are a few things you need to have if you plan to take-up a part-time job.

First, you must have your parents’ consent. This varies according to the age of the young-adult. if you are still a minor yet you see the need to have a part-time job, ask permission from your parents and have a proof of that via a letter or personal appearance of your parents during your interview for work. This way the management will not be held against child labor. If you are already of legal age, then this isn’t really necessary. However, it would still be helpful for you if you inform your parents about this decision of yours to work part-time. After all, they are your parents, they have to know.

Next, you must be of sound body and mind. Juggling work and school is not an easy ordeal. You must be prepared to take on that challenge and refrain from overdoing it so that your studies will not be affected. Eat healthy, find time to exercise and take supplements and vitamins that could help you pull through school and work.

Another tip is to have adequate time to do the job. If the job demands too much time, you should take the time to consider it because again, you have to leave some time for your friends and yourself. It is also important to be honest about how long you will be comfortable and okay to work. In giving your boss your time-frame, you should consider your time for school and other activities, so you should set an honest and realistic time-frame so that you will be assigned in a work-shift that is more suitable for you.

No matter what job you decide on or when, just be sure that you are doing it within the limits of your physical capability as well as your mental strength. In the end, school is still your utmost priority. It won’t be worth it to force yourself into work and school when the circumstance will not allow you to have both.

Balancing School and Work for Teens

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There are numerous reasons why teenagers work while they are still studying. Some work in order to pay for school or for the bills and rent. Some work just to have additional allowance. Others, work because they want to train in advance. They want to go ahead and learn the basics of the work which they plan to pursue after school.

Despite the different reasons for having part-time jobs while still in school, teenagers should know what jobs best to apply for and take. They should take into consideration the fact that while these jobs are helping them financially and are going to be good points in their resume in the long run, they will still have to consider that they are only teenagers and they are still in school. Their mind and body could only take so much work. That is why with proper time management and the right kind of job, this should be less harder for teens to achieve.

Firstly, if you can, look for a job that is near your field of study in school. This will make things a lot easier because you do not have to go too far from what you are studying in school. Best job example for this is offering tutorial services. You can tutor all subjects if you like, but you can also focus on the subjects that you are taking up. If you are taking up Engineering, then tutor kids that request for focus on Math subjects. When you are taking up pre-medicine, then, focus on Science. This way, you are helping a kid, you are earning, at the same time, you are reviewing for yourself.

Next, if possible, avoid physically draining jobs. Choose jobs that you can do while just staying inside an office or if not, jobs that won’t drain too much of your energy. This is because, after all, you are still in school and your focus and energy, originally, should be given to studying and doing school stuff. Your work is an extra load that you chose to do for whatever reason, and even if you know you can do it because you need to and have to endure it, sometimes, your body might not be up for the challenge. When this happens, and your body gets over fatigued, you will not just end up losing your job, you could also jeopardize your performance in school.

If really needed, you can still pursue jobs that require physical labor. Just make sure you are up for the challenge and that you apply in well accredited business and establishments or in companies that have a good reputation. This way you know that they will give you reasonable loads and that you will not be put to danger.

So, if you are a young adult getting ready to face the big challenges of the world, always make sure to choose the right job for you and your skill set. After all, everything starts in making the right decisions.