How to Find a Job Before Starting University

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Finding a job as a student can be difficult. In a lot of towns and cities, the job market is competitive once freshers arrives. Most can’t rely on their loan alone, so finding some extra cash during study is essential – but what about earning even before you pick up a book?

Instead of risking it, get prepared. With this guide it will be easy to find a job before that first day of term. After all, would you rather spend freshers week nailing down some reliable work hours or nailing down 2-4-1 shots?

Here are six proven ways to secure a job before moving to university.

1) Create a CV

Your CV is a passport to the world of work. Before you follow any of the tips below, make sure you have your application ammo ready to fire. Keep it simple and succinct for now. No employer is expecting years of expertise at this stage of your life, so try and focus on your soft skills and any work or school experience.

2) Look online and stay online

Look for online work that you can carry on when you start university in September. You could become a College Ambassador, ticket rep or Freshers Life Social Media Assistant. In the online world, opportunities are endless and your office can be where you decide.

3) Become a College Ambassador

An easy route into paid online work is by becoming a College Ambassador. This is a great way to develop social media and marketing skills, all whilst earning some extra cash from the comfort of your own home. It also gives you a great head-start in the competition to become a Freshers Life social media assistant.

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4) Sell freshers week tickets

Selling tickets for the biggest freshers events in your town or city is by far one of the easiest and most lucrative ways to earn money from home. Last year’s top reps earned over £1500 before they even moved into halls! Register to become a rep below.

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5) Transfer between stores

Find a local job now and see what kind of transfer policies they have. National food and retail companies are always taking on students, all over the U.K, and most will be more than happy to put you forward for a role in your new university city, should one become available. Added bonus, you should have plenty of pre-freshers savings, too.

6) Make your own job

You’ll be surprised at how many students step into the entrepreneur lifestyle at university – why not get a head-start? Find a passion, hobby or skill you can sell for profit and start scaling. You could make wax melts, sell embroidery or even offer services like copywriting or social media management. Opportunities are endless.

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