Why part-time work is important:
As cliché as it sounds, work builds character. It teaches you to be grateful for what you have, teaches you the value of money and enhances your respect for authority. Also, when you start in the working world, you may have to endure some less-than-desirable conditions and that will surely toughen you up.
Where to look for jobs:
If you’ve always dreamt of a career as a doctor, then pop by your local doctor’s office to see if they need help answering the phones. You may as well look for part-time work in the fields that are of interest to you, that way you can either start exploring whether or not the profession is in fact something you want to do and, if it is, then you’re already building your resumé in that direction. Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? Check around town for postings and talk to friends to find out who’s hiring. Any job you take up will begin to develop your strengths and weaknesses, making your future that much more clear.
How to apply:
Prepare a resumé and bring it in to your prospective employer. Call ahead to find out when he or she will be working, that way you provide it to them directly. Often times you will be interviewed on the spot; so dress appropriately and be ready to answer any potential questions.
Why you’ll have more fun than you think:
Part-time work is a great way to meet new people and you’d be surprised at the silliness that goes down after hours. At the end of the day, it is a job, but there is still great fun to be had in the process. Plus, the ultimate reward is in the paycheck. That Betsey Johnson clutch is suddenly within your reach!