How do I get a part time job?
Please see the 'why work' section of this guide for details about where to find work.
A great way to hear about opportunities is to ask family and friends whether they are aware of any vacancies. Perhaps a friend works somewhere where they are looking for extra staff for example. If you have had a part time job before you came to Queen Mary, you could ask if you can be transferred to a London branch.
Get CV/application feedback
Even though the role is part time, competition can be fierce so you will still need to put effort into your application. Each time you apply for a job your CV will be different, as it should explain how your skills and experience fit exactly what that particular recruiter is looking for. Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise has an online CV checking tool that you can use to build your CV from scratch, or use to get instant tailored feedback on your CV. You can also book an appointment with the Careers & Enterprise Centre for feedback from an adviser – visit the Careers website to find out more and to book an appointment.
Have a practice interview
Once you have been invited to an interview contact the Careers & Enterprise Centre to book a practice interview. You can also access a range of resources and tools online to help you prepare for your interview, including a virtual practice interview simulator. Keep copies of any applications you send, along with the job description for the jobs you have applied to, as you will need these when preparing for the interview. Visit the Careers website for more information and to book a practice interview.
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