Summer’s gone, which only means one thing - school’s starting! While Monster agrees studies should be your priority, we also believe there are skills better learned through experiences. We know parents can champion school above all else - after all, work can distract you from studies - but let us help you build your case for a part-time job:
Earn moneyWho doesn’t want to be in control of their own dough?! Having a part-time job means a steady cash flow, which means no more allowance from mum and dad, and a solid introduction to budgeting, planning and forecasting - all financial experience that can help you in a full-time job! Financial independence is nothing to sneer at. It helps you appreciate the value of hard-earned money and become wiser about what you spend on.
Develop useful skillsMaths, science, and grammar can all be taught by your teachers. But what they can’t teach you are qualities and skills that could come in handy when you’re trying to look for a permanent job. Part-time jobs teach you time management, improve your interpersonal skills, can develop sense of commitment, and/or teach you good customer service. These are practical skills that are indispensable in the ‘real world’. Employers want to hire people who have some work experience already, so you’ve got that going for you!
A break from schoolworkToo much academia can be stressful and place too much pressure on aspects of life that don’t actually matter in the long run. Having a part-time job will help you regain some balance, and give you an opportunity to try different things. But while it can be a breather from school, it’s also a serious deal. Any job should be taken seriously and seen through to the best of your ability.
Expand your networkThis is a chance for you to meet new people and create connections. Yes, you have your friends from school, but spending time with other people will help you grow as a person and see life from a different perspective. There’s also the possibility of meeting someone who could be a prospective employer. So be friendly and get to know a new crowd. Good connections and a wide network can serve as your advantage in the future.
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