Many students are unable to finance their studies, even as scholars. A student job provides additional income and a budget at the end of the month. Therefore, it allows them to improve their standard of living, finance their leisure activities, and live their student life in better conditions.
In this article we give you some tips on how to find a student job:
- the sites available for your search,
- the necessary documents
- the types of jobs offered under a student contract in France.
If you are also a student in need of a job for the season or a student CDD, stay tuned for the rest!
Job search sites to find a student job
The Internet makes our daily lives a lot easier, and finding a job is no exception. Today some sites offer a multitude of job offers of all types: permanent, fixed-term, alternate, apprenticeship, internship, seasonal employment, and student contracts. Among these many sites are:
- Indeed: a site that works with keywords, location, and the type of contract sought. It is a major tool that makes it easy to send your application to the organization proposing the offer.
To increase your chances, you are advised to use Indeed to locate the organization’s offer and information, and then try to contact HR directly. Also, send a personalized cover letter on behalf of the recruiter and adapt your resume so that your skills are consistent with the position.
- Jobaviz: a CROUS website dedicated to student jobs. With this site, you can define one or more search profiles, as well as complete your CV on the platform so that it is sent directly to recruiters.
- LinkedIn: As you may already know, LinkedIn is a platform that is essentially used to build your professional network. The LinkedIn profile is now very important for a large number of companies and employees. This site has a section dedicated to job offers of all types, and, when applying, you will be able to contact the company directly without going through a recruitment platform.
You can also opt for:
- http://www.jobs-ete.com/ : On this site, you will find tips and practical tips to find the summer job that adapts to your skills and desires, as well as offers, workshops, forums, and meetings in each region.
- http://1jeune1solution.gouv.fr : On this site, you will find offers posted regularly, as well as a selection dedicated to summer jobs.
The different sectors for student jobs
Many companies offer different seasonal jobs or student contracts that vary according to the number of hours. There is a multitude of types of student jobs, such as:
- Restaurant jobs: Catering is a sector that recruits a huge number of students due to its flexibility in terms of hours, hours, and choices. This is one of the first areas that students go to work alongside their studies.
- Child care: Many students who have BAFA opt for this option. It is a job that easily balances student life with work due to schedules. In contrast to catering, babysitting allows you to keep a good sleep rhythm to ensure your education.
Other examples are:
- Working for educational associations
- Becoming a school life assistant
- Work at your university, at the library, at the reception desk of the *International Services Department, or as a registration assistant
- Working in CROUS, cafeterias, or university restaurants
- Make cultural activities for your university
Our advice for your student job searches
Many studies show that it is rather difficult to combine studies with a job of more than 15 hours per week. Prioritize jobs that fit your schedules and needs.
- Also, it is essential to complete your CV before submitting your application. For that, think about listing your assets, and highlight your strengths to multiply your chances of getting the job. For example, consider showing:
- your qualifications and certifications
- your work experiences, such as your previous internships or seasonal jobs
- your academic background and the name of the institution in which you are studying
- your foreign languages and your written and oral proficiency
- your computer skills such as Excel, PhotoShop or other
- relationship skills
- if you have a driver’s license and/or a means of transportation to work
It is very important to keep in mind that a student job is a highly valued professional experience in the future by recruiters. It shows that you know how to organize your time, that you are responsible, and that you are not afraid to leave your comfort zone!