A lot of students need to work during their studies to earn money, and this will also enhance your CV and benefit your future career prospects. Employers are looking for skills and experience gained in a range of different situations, and work experience combined with your academic qualifications can help you stand out!
Finding a job that is related to your field of study and/or the career you would like to go into is a great way to get a foot in the door. Some industries can be difficult to get into, so a job on reception or helping with general tasks can help you network your way in. However, even if your part-time work is seemingly unrelated to your chosen career you can still develop transferable skills and have examples to use in competency-based applications and interviews.
gradireland has some useful information on gaining experience whilst in college, and TargetJobs offers ten skills you can gain from a part-time retail job, which can also apply for work in other sectors.
You can find part-time and temporary jobs advertised through most of the usual job websites and channels. However, increasingly employers are using social media as an inexpensive, easy and fast way to fill vacancies. Some tips for finding work are:
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Are you finishing your final year exams, and perhaps are considering your next move? Why not consider the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) summer course and qualify by September 2016?
- Part 1 weekend lectures: April to July 2015
- Part 1 exams: August 2015
- No training contract required
- Suitable irrespective of your degree discipline
- All Part 1 lectures are recorded and available online – even if you wait until after your college exams to enrol, you can catch up online
- Particularly attractive if you have exemptions at Part 1 – you would sit the remaining Part 1 exams in August 2015 and start Part 2 in October 2015
- Fees can be paid by direct debit over the course of the summer
Contact the Tax Institute:
Talk to Eimear on 01 663 1748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.careerintax.ie for more details.
If you’re looking for work over summer, check out these temporary roles being advertised by AIB.
Location: Dublin South & Central (Branches are located across Dublin City and South Dublin)
Duration: 10 weeks commencing in June 2014
Closing Date: 31st March 2014
AIB has a number of exciting opportunities for individuals who would like to take the first step towards building a career in the field of Branch Banking. We have a number of roles based in our Dublin South & Central branches. Specific locations will be confirmed to successful applicants. Roles are entry level positions and are suitable for candidates who have completed the Leaving Cert (must include a pass in maths & english) plus 1-2 years customer service experience or University/college students who have completed 1 year of their degree.
Working on a dynamic and fast paced team, the candidate will be required to:
- With the team, achieve agreed service standards, working with customers to provide suitable banking options
- Take responsibility for completing tasks and contribute to problem solving
Essential Skills and Attributes required include:
- Demonstrate a very strong commitment to Customer Service
- Communicate effectively with customers and colleagues
- Be a strong team player and understand the importance of working with others
- Customer Relationship Management – engaging the customer and adding value
- Communicating & Influencing – genuine two way communication to achieve consensus and progress
- Teamwork and collaboration – working together to deliver results
While not essential, previous experience in financial services would be an advantage. A competitive salary is on offer to successful candidates for the 10 week contract.
The closing date for these roles is 31st March 2014. Please note that if shortlisted, interviews will take place in early April 2014. Please note that annual leave will be accrued over the 10 weeks but will only be granted for ad-hoc days.
**Deadline for applications extended**
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland is seeking enthusiastic and caring individuals to volunteer on SHINE 2014 (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Ireland Nurturing Empowerment), a residential Summer Independence Training Programme for teenagers and young adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus from all around the country. SHINE gives participants the opportunity to develop their independence, confidence and social skills in a safe, encouraging and fun environment.
SBHI was established to promote the care, welfare, interest, treatment, education, advancement and rehabilitation of persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
If you would like to get involved, fill in an application form today. Alternatively, please phone 01-4572329 or email email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 2nd April at 5pm or until places have been filled.
Are you studying computer science or a related discipline? Google is seeking to recruit students for internships this summer for their STEP programme (Summer Training Education Programme). Applications are open to students who will have completed their first year at college by this summer 2014.
The summer trainee program includes:
- Software Project: A 12-week development project that you will work on with a team of Googlers and other STEP Interns.
- Skills-Based Training: Enhance your coding skills; get exposed to new tools and programming languages.
- Professional Development: Attend weekly technical talks by senior Googlers. Additionally, learn how to enhance your resume, tackle technical interviews, and improve your presentation skills.
- Mentorship: Be matched with a Google engineer, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.
- Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.
- Exposure: A unique glimpse into applying your computer science studies in a professional environment
See the STEP programme for more information.
The deadline for all applications is 31st March 2014.