Most of the time, students want money and experience from a job. A student needs money to go to fancy places, dress fashionably, and maybe even turn to a speech writing service. And at the same time, work experience is necessary for his or her future career. There are other goals, but they are secondary.
So there are essentially two strategies for where and how a student can find work:
- Look for “easy” money and easy jobs;
- Look for a promising place that will give a good career start (sometimes it can even be a free job).
It’s up to you to choose your path. In this article, we’ll talk about both options and give you an overview of jobs with no experience requirements.
Types of employment
Employment can be of any kind – permanent, part-time, remote. There are also jobs with a flexible schedule and freelance. Each type has its nuances.
Permanent employment is the fastest way to gain the necessary skills and experience. There are a lot of good jobs. There is only one disadvantage – you need to work all day.
A part-time and flexible schedule allows the student to combine work and study. There are fewer good jobs on such terms, but you can find one if you want to.
Remote employment allows working from home and any city and country. Common in the IT field (you can program at home), journalism, and some other areas. The disadvantage – if you have no experience, it will be difficult to get it, because there will not be an experienced colleague at your side and you will have to google all the questions.
Jobs with no experience requirements
To get a clearer idea of where it is easier for a student to find a job, you can choose something from popular professions. Go to any job site and pick something you like.
What to choose from:
- Salesperson, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative, or Agent. There are a crazy variety of jobs like this. They are called differently, but the essence is the same – you need to work with clients.
- Office manager, secretary, assistant manager, office administrator. There are a lot of specialists needed.
- Intern, assistant, trainee, assistant in various industries – banks, insurance, accounting, restaurants, advertising, law, etc. You can easily get such an intern job, as there are plenty of jobs on the market.
- Courier. Even schoolchildren are taken to such work.
- Driver. You need to have a driver’s license, a little experience of driving, and your car. Driving for Amazon Flex will earn you $20-$25 per hour and it’s the most paid driving job. With the use of specialized apps like MyFlexBot, you can even double the money since the app will automatize the order and block grabbing process and thus save you the time needed for every single order.
- Waiter. Often it is not necessary to have any skills.
- The operator of the call center. You need to answer different questions from clients – they train you, as a rule, on the spot.
- Maid, hotel receptionist, hostess.
And many others. Among the industries you can find medicine, construction, working with children, collections, design, logistics, floristry, etc.
You can similarly find a summer job for a student through a job site: choose a job, call and negotiate a 2 or 3-month contract. This will be understandable and your honesty will be appreciated.
In addition to jobs, there are many student labor camps (local or with a trip to another city). This option is not the most expensive, but more romantic. And you can get away from your parents for a few weeks.
Finding a promising job
If you want to start making a career and you need experience, it makes sense to look not for a job that is closer to home or better money, but one that is more interesting in terms of responsibilities and more promising in the future.
There is a step-by-step system of how a student finds a good job and it starts with self-determination – what profession to choose.
1. The job you want to do. First, it is important to choose a direction – programming, teaching, repairing, banking, logistics, etc. If you can be more specific, that will be fine. For example, not just banking, but securities trading. Or not just logistics, but warehouse management.
2. First job. When making the first step, the main thing is to estimate your abilities adequately and not overestimate your expectations. Of course, you should not lower your expectations and self-esteem, either.
The most common reason for a long job search is “I don’t know what I want”. The second is inflated expectations. To be able to do little, want a lot – a fairly common phenomenon among young professionals. Therefore, assess your abilities carefully and cautiously. Otherwise, you can look for work for six months or even more.
3. Make a CV. When there is no experience or it is very poor, you need to squeeze the most out of your studies, internships, courses, and self-education.
4. Interview Preparation. This includes preparing answers to possible employer questions and a list of your questions.
We hope that our advice was helpful to you and you will easily find your dream job.