It’s tough being a student, both pre- and post-graduation. Despite students being stereotyped as being lazy and irresponsible, it does seem rather difficult to survive as one these days.
From balancing lectures, deadlines, friends and finances, any student can find it stressful to survive in the aftermath of a financial recession.
So what is a student to do in these challenging times?
They can try and compete for local work, but with steep competition from many other student job seekers, it can be hard to lock down a satisfying position.
Add to this to the great difficulty maintaining a job around lectures and imminent deadlines; this is why it can be ideal for students to work remotely and in their own time.
“If only!” we hear you cry, but there are services dedicated specifically to help students and graduates find freelance work.
Student Gems is perhaps the most efficient, professional and well managed website, providing a platform for businesses and freelance graduates and students find one another.
The reality is that fewer and fewer businesses can afford to hire permanent staff these days, so outsourcing temporary work is the way forward for many companies and indeed freelancers. The business benefits from being able to access skills without the full time wage and staff management, while the freelancer benefits from a higher wage and job flexibility.
If you are a UK student with some spare time and the need for money, then it is definitely worth a look.
So, the first important thing to do is to establish a professional work profile, clearly detailing your skills and interests so that employers will take a look and consider outsourcing work to you. You might also want to look at the Jobseeker Forum post Networking to find your dream job as networking can play a vital role in finding work.
More than this mutual benefit of work, are the 1600+ skills that students can gain or develop through Student Gems.
Student Gems is one service that can help you be kind to your time, your CV and your wallet.
Have you found luck with Student Gems or any similar websites? Then please share the knowledge and let us know!