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Where Do I Look for Part Time Jobs?

Sometimes students who are looking for part-time jobs do not know where to look. Consider these online and on-land job search resources if you are asking – Where do I look for part-time jobs?:

1. SnagAJob.com is a great job board that lists thousands of part time jobs in all kinds of industries including restaurant, retail, office, homecare, light industrial and more near your college campus. You can create job search accounts and receive job alerts via email with part time job opportunities close to your college campus.

2. Google search phrases like “part time jobs in Atlanta” or “college jobs in Raleigh”. Many local job boards or websites like Craig’s List can help.

3. Register on your career centers’ job database. No matter which HBCU you attend, I can pretty much guarantee they have a job board where they post opportunities for students in your school. At the bottom of this blog you will see a list of HBCU career centers that read this blog. You will see examples of their job boards.

4. College students can look for contract assignments also on websites like SoloGig.com or eLance

5. Go to job fairs. Even in a bad economy, it is possible to land a job through a job fair. Read this before you go. “Ten keys to Success at a Job and Career Fairs”

6. Look for employer open houses. Some companies will host job fairs on their site. This is a good time of year to find those who are looking for holiday retail staff.

7. Take resume writing seriously, create a resume and visit a company site. Many, many students land part-time jobs this way. (Find sample college student resumes here)

8. Look around your campus. Talk to professors and administrators. You would be amazed at how many great research or office assistant roles are on college campuses.

Just a word or two of caution:

– Do not job search in packs. Job searching is really not a team sport. If you go to the mall or job fair with your friend, separate and arrange a time to meet.

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