Published on: 8 July 2022
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How to find a student job?
You are a student and you are certainly looking for your next job! The summer season is fast approaching as well as the start of the school year, so it may be time for you to dive into your research in a serious way. You are certainly wondering how to find a student job. Having a student job can be extremely useful for financing your studies or your rent, and you have to be able to juggle between work and studies. We give you some tips and advice so that you can find your next student job. Let's go!
How to find a student job?
Finding a student job requires dedication, good organization and the right tools. At first, you may be tempted to rush headlong and do your research randomly, but you can be more effective with a more considered approach.
Determine your field of research
Before applying to all the ads that may be available, it is important that you can make choices about the job you want to do. If you ask yourself the right questions, you will have an easier time distinguishing the jobs you could do from those you cannot or do not want to do.
- Do I want to work nights or days?
- Do I want to work on weekends, during the week or for the summer?
- How many hours per week can I work?
- Can I work with children? With animals?
- Can I carry heavy loads?
- Can I do physical work or work that requires standing for a long time?
- Do I prefer to work alone or in a group?
This is only a non-exhaustive list of questions you can ask yourself before starting your research. Once you have determined your answers, you can move on to the next step!
Write your CV and/or cover letter
As with any job, it is necessary for you to write a CV. It will allow your future employer to get to know you better, as well as your experiences and skills acquired. Applying for a position with a CV will also demonstrate your seriousness and your investment. Consider making an original resume that can stand out. Several CV templates are available on the internet, but feel free to add your own personal touch. Any past experience is good to inform, even if the latter was not paid.
Added to your CV, your cover letter will boost your application even more! Personalize it without overdoing it, but be honest while making recruiters want to work with you. You are special and can bring something special to the company; show off and show off your personality!
Once you have all your tools in hand, all that remains is to apply. And for that do not worry; the means are not lacking.
Via specialized job sites for students
Unsurprisingly, the internet is full of ads of all kinds. And for you students, specialized sites have been set up to offer you any type of student job, at any time of the year, anywhere in France. Here is a non-exhaustive list of sites that you can consult:
- Jobaviz.fr which is the CROUS job site,
- LEtudiant.fr with more than 28,000 ads published,
- 1 young 1 solution which is a system set up by the Ministry of Labor,
- Student Job for a part-time job, an internship or a job abroad,
- your school's website in the dedicated space,
By spontaneous application
Even if companies do not make job offers, do not hesitate to apply anyway. Whether on the company's website directly in the dedicated space, by email to a recruitment manager or by presenting yourself directly on the spot with your printed CV and cover letter. By doing so, you put the odds on your side even more, especially in the field of sales or catering because in this way the employer will see your motivation by the fact that you have moved.
On social networks and classifieds platforms
In addition to specialized sites for students, you also have ad filing sites or dedicated facebook pages. Several individuals publish advertisements there for jobs in babysitting, for example. By browsing a little, you may find the rare pearl. Do not hesitate to consult the Facebook or LinkedIn pages of the companies as well.
From your school or local authorities
Sometimes you don't have to look far because schools can also recruit. Check with yours and you may be able to find a job as a library receptionist, restaurant employee or in charge of administrative tasks.
The town halls are also recruiting, so consider taking a tour of those in your surrounding towns.
On job search sites
Of course, even if you are a student, this does not prevent you from looking on the most common job search sites such as indeed, meteojob or even monster.
Which companies recruit students?
In the summer period, some companies are known for a peak in recruitment. Try your luck with these:
- amusement parks such as Disneyland, Parc Astérix, etc.,
- seaside resorts,
- restaurants located near tourist sites or seaside resorts,
- holiday camps,
- the agricultural sector for the grape harvest,
- local shops,
- hotels and restaurants,
In general, among these companies, some also recruit outside the summer period. This is the case, for example, of restaurants such as McDonalds, or even Carrefour or Leclerc.
What are the best paid student jobs?
In general, the salary of a student corresponds to the SMIC, or 10€57 gross per hour, but it is true that some student jobs pay more or less well, depending on the time worked or the sector. This is the case, for example, of jobs in the restaurant or hotel industry where you are likely to receive tips or commissions.
To find out about the best paid student jobs, here is a small overview:
- pet sitter or baby sitter,
- host or hostess,
- waiter or dishwasher,
- fast food worker,
- supermarket cashier,
- delivery person or courier.
You have all the cards in hand now, all you have to do is get started. Good luck with your research!