The main responsibility of being a student is to study hard.  While this is correct, working while studying in Australia can help complement your university life and real-life experience, and prepare you for what’s to come when you graduate.  There are many benfits for you, as a student, to work part-time while you are still in university.  You can learn to manage time, handle responsbility, gain real-life working experience, and not to mention make some money on the side.  As graduate with real world working experience, you will definitely have an edge over those who don’t.

From student job boards, to company websites, there are many ways for students in Australia to find student jobs.   In this article, we will provide 3 tips for you and hopefully help you succeed in your part-time job hunt.

First of all, you should know what you want to be in the long run. You should find a student job that is related to the field of your studies.  You should avoid getting a job just for the sake of getting one. It would be best if you could find a part-time job that allows you to apply what you have learned in university. Check student job boards and websites of companies in the field of your studies. Many companies in Australia offer entry-level part-time jobs for students.

Secondly, you should learn to prepare a proper resume. Even if it is a student job, you should approach it as if you are looking for a real job.  It is important for you to create a professional looking resume that highlights your strengths and skills.  Keep this in mind: companies in Australia that offer part time jobs for students often use these entry-level jobs as “testing grounds” for finding potential full-time employees.  Students who show initiative and excellence right from the start will have a better chance of getting hired as a full-time staff at these companies when they graduate.

Lastly, once you are hired for one of these student jobs, work hard.  Some entry-level part-time jobs for students may not be very interesting but be professional and work diligently.  Your superiors will notice your hard work.  If you decide to apply for a full-time job at the same company in the future, having previous working experience at the company or a company in the same field will make you stand out of the crowd.

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