10 Ways to Boost Your Job Prospects Whilst Studying
Check out our top ways you can improve your job prospects are a student studying at school, college or university.
1. Choose the right place to study
If you’re still deciding which course or university to choose, it’s worth thinking about (or asking about during an open day):
- The reputation of the course and university – how is it viewed by employers?
- Developing skills that make you more employable – does the course offer a real focus on this alongside your academic studies?
- How the university or college can help you find quality work experience – what links to local employers does it have?
Make the most of internships and work experience placements offered.
3. Improve Your Language Skills
Knowing more than just one language will really help you both professionally and personally. Why not take a language course in your spare time or learn via apps, the internet or YouTube. You can go at your own pace
4. Get a Part Time Job
Apply for short term jobs, this will help your bank balance and help you to learn new skills.
A great addition to any CV is the entry of voluntary work. This can be done part time whilst studying, or you could apply to volunteer abroad. There are also summer volunteering programs abroad
Sometimes it is who you know not what you know, and people are one of the best ways to gain proffesional contacts.
7. Utilise Your Careers Advice Service
At your school, college or universities you should have a careers department with someone you can talk to about jobs and options. A lot of people don't take advantage of this as
8. Sell Yourself
Try to gain as much experience as possible, improve your CV and make yourself attractive to potential employers.
9. Put Effort Into Your Studies
One of the most important things to remember is to focus 100% on your studies. Passing with good marks will really help you in the future to impress future employers.
Life is about experience, and as much as studying and working are important you can learn so much from travelling.