From being delivery agents, and newspaper boys, to making milkshakes at a fast-food counter, high-school students are taking on more responsibilities along with their academics.
There may be several reasons to work at this early age. Whether it is for financial support for their family or financial independence, part-time jobs can be a great learning opportunity for students.
Here are some tips for students to have a smooth sailing career without neglecting school.
- Plan …Then Execute
Management is the key. Make sure you plan everything before you start working anywhere.
You need to draw a proper plan where you divide your study hours and your work hours. You can create a visual schedule by entering every event of the day digitally or writing down your study plan on a piece of paper for quick reference.
- Don’t Let School and Work Clash
Make sure you find a job that doesn’t affect your school schedule. Find a job that lets you work in your free time so don’t even have to skip school. Inform your employer that you are a full-time student and would work here as a part-time employee at these given particular times.
Always prioritize school as this will unlock the door for a good future. Try to avoid taking long shifts of work which can hamper your homework time. If you find yourself struggling with homework, look for reputable online resources like Writers Per Hour for assistance.
- Do Not Overwork Yourself
When it comes to focusing on multiple responsibilities, we often get overburdened.
Keep yourself motivated, but don’t get exhausted. It’s important to draw a line on how much pressure you take on yourself.
Schedule your school and study time majorly and find a job that doesn’t require tedious work. Go for a job that is less challenging and something that adds value to your education, though there is nothing wrong with working in pizza joints as it also educates you on basic skills.
A part-time job may look fascinating as you get a sense of independence (and importance) but don’t take up any job just because it is fun. As time passes managing school and a challenging job may take a toll on you.
- Networking is Essential
There may be times when you miss out on some essentials in school or need some help in your academics, it is better to form a good network with your peers for support.
Also at work, networking with fellow workers can build your self-confidence, and they can also help you out at work as well.
Work with individuals who will understand your situation being a student and your commitments.
- Take Care of Yourself
In the spirit of multitasking, don’t avoid your health. Do not burn out with the tasks at school and work. You can also opt to work online.
Make sure you get adequate sleep. Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule will benefit your work and school. Pulling an all-nighter during exams can give you some time to study but avoid making it a habit.
- Don’t Procrastinate
In today’s time, our attention gets caught up in watching OTT and that leads to wasting time or procrastinating the work at hand. This also happens when you’re tired from work and are hooked on a show.
There are ways you can manage your time and avoid procrastination. Whenever you feel you are lazed out, try to set a timer. Take your free time and as the timer goes off, resume your work!
Students, nothing is impossible! You just need to acquire time-management skills and the skill to save up the money you’ve earned.
While your peers will only be studying, you will learn the art of multitasking, get financial independence, and gain experience with a job while you’re still in school.