Back in my younger days of when I was a poor student looking for ways of making money, I was always grateful for the abundance of job agencies available offering temporary jobs to suit anyone with summer holiday time off. For students who are just looking to make some quick cash will not always be fussy about the kind of work they take on, however, in this day and age getting your dream job is not as simple as handing in your CV and covering letter that contains very little work experience.
Unfortunately for many students the chances of getting that dream job requires plenty of experience and a lot of hard work. Lucky for them, there are temporary jobs available tailored to their courses, as more companies and businesses are willing to take on freelance professionals or skilled workers. For large companies, taking on a freelance worker is much cheaper than taking on a permanent full-time employee. This also gives them the opportunity to work with fresh new talents and potentially take them on permanently should the freelancer impress them enough.
For students studying something creative or technical, this is a perfect opportunity to build upon their portfolio and increase the value of their CV. Not all temporary jobs are readily available at the last minute, so if as a student you are desperate to make some money or need the experience it is best to approach job agencies earlier on before you want to begin working. Get an idea of what kind of work you want to be involved with and what you plan to learn from your experience.
Companies searching for new staff may want to consider taking on students as freelancers or on a temporary contract, seeing as this will save them money. Students will generally take a lower wage than an experienced professional, because they are trying to gain as much experience as they can whilst earning a small amount of money. Taking on freelancers adds diversity into the business, introducing new ideas to improve the performance of the company and also boosts income to the company by saving much more than what would have been spent on hiring a full-time position.
As many more students become competitive in their approach to securing that perfect career after they graduate, more companies are jumping on the cart to employ those very students oozing with passion and talent. Students who feel they can prove their time and worth should ideally prepare some form of evidence to present to their potential employee. As an employer this could be an opportunity to have innovative ideas and the decision to take on a freelance skilled worker is such that it will improve the company’s reputation. Since there are hundreds of students out there hungry to learn and eager to work for you, this is the best time to take them on.
Taking on student workers for temporary jobs is far less risky than taking on a permanent employee. For starters this will not cost the company too much money and time is not wasted on the individual if their performance is not up to standard. You would only need to draw up a temporary contract and will not need to take extra time training up the freelancer. Most freelancers will work from home, whilst others will spend a short amount of time in the office. This will also mean that work will be completed at a faster rate for you and will raise the students confidence when they do finally step into the world of work.