Finding temporary work
BY Job Shop 26 April 2017
The Job Shop can help you find work, check your CV, Covering Letter, Application Form and even LinkedIn profile to put you in the very best position when applying.
There are a wealth of student jobs in the Reading area; typical employers include shops, restaurants, events companies, as well as tutoring companies, RUSU and the University itself. In a few weeks you may find yourself working as an Open Day Ambassador, an assistant in Campus Central or in a swanky hotel. This is your chance to earn some extra money and get some valuable experience.
Where should I start?
Login into MyJobsOnline and use the filtering options under ‘Opportunity Type’ to select ‘Part Time Work’ or ‘Vacation Work’. Take a look at the positions, what interests you? What did you have the right skills/experiences for? What works for your schedule?
If you are an international student you will need to get a National Insurance Number from the Government for when you start work. This number is different from your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or Visa number, but the good news is it’s completely free, find out more.
The majority of positions ask for you to submit a CV and Covering Letter or complete an online application form. Whether you have never had a CV or just to dust off your existing one, drop by the Job Shop for a CV check. We can also help with preparing for that all important interview and any general employment questions.
Where is the Job Shop?
We are based on the ground floor of the Carrington Building and open Monday to Friday between 10 and 4 (during term time). No appointment necessary! Keep up to date with the latest news by following our Facebook and @UniRdg_Jobshop twitter pages.
Can I look elsewhere for part-time work?
Yes! The RUSU website includes on-campus jobs with the students’ union.
The Oracle hosts its own vacancy website for shops and restaurants located in the shopping centre.