Being a student can be expensive, and you might need a job to make ends meet, pay for tuition and other academic costs, or have some extra cash to spend. Finding a part-time job while studying might seem like your only option, given the rising expense of living in South Africa. Even though studying at Oxbridge Academy, with its budget-friendly fees, would be the best cost-saving measure, we have compiled four part-time job suggestions for current students.
Become a Waiter
Every successful server must have good manners. These include maintaining eye contact, smiling, being courteous, and consistently putting the needs of the customers above your own. This is important because you will be at the restaurant’s frontline and primarily responsible for taking care of guests. Greeting and seating guests, and memorising the menu form part of a waiter’s job. Those enrolled in Tourism and Hospitality courses will gain valuable experience in the industry.
Work in Retail
Finding employment in the retail sector should be relatively easy compared to others. There are many available job opportunities: from your local corner store to supermarkets and clothing stores to consumer electronics outlets in malls. It all depends on your interests and where you would like to work. This sector enables you to work flexible hours, enhance your CV with real-world experience, and strengthen your interpersonal skills as you regularly interact with the public.
Become a General factory worker
General factory workers operate tools and machinery and, if necessary, clean and repair equipment on a production line, among other duties. Tasks can become repetitive depending on the nature of the production line, making it easier for low-skilled workers to perform. As a result, opportunities for unskilled general workers often become available. Those studying Occupational Health and Safety courses will gain general experience in the manufacturing sector.
Dabble in Social Media Marketing
Today, social media platforms have become part of daily life, and browsing video apps like TikTok, tweeting, commenting, and liking others’ comments have become routine exercises. As a result, social media has become an invaluable medium for the marketing industry. If you have good social media skills and a large enough following, you can apply to help businesses promote their products and services using social media as a channel.