If you're a student, these job tips might work in your favour!

Money: Working Part-Time

We all know the college/uni student life and how costly it can be. After all, there are so many things a student must spend on, such as textbooks, stationaries, photocopying materials... then there's the other "stuff" like weekly dinners, monthly movie tickets, and the top ups. We at YouthUnited.MY can sympathize.

 

Wish to have extra cash? Let’s get some awesome tips on how to get more money!

Basic necessities
Food! Seen a new restaurant or café that you want to try? Or craving for a cup of Starbucks? Students spend most of their money on food, three meals and snacks in between the day. Students love to bring in their breakfast in the morning and snacks between lectures, just in case the lecture is too boring, they can munch through it (PS: We know you love to do that!). Apart from that, textbooks definitely do not come cheap these days. Even though there are second-hand textbooks for sale, it is not exactly cheap (PS: And it’s only for 1 semester!).

Having a good time
Everybody likes to have a good time; party and clubbing tend to have a good relationship with universities and colleges students. Parties are part of a student life and one of the best ways to expand a person network. Students can party all day and  all night if they can, they just want to go wild, have a great time and be a party animal (PS: Well, not all people like to be party animal but we love to go wild once a while, don’t you?). Want to have extra cash too cover your expenses such as parking fees and cover charge? Look for part-time jobs!

Extra Hours= Extra Cash
What to do when short of cash? Credit card is definitely not a smart choice, a part time job can definitely save your day (PS: Believe me, credit card do not solve your problem). Popular part-time jobs for universities and colleges students are promoters, sales and waiter or waitress. These part-time jobs can easily fit into your timetable or choose to work on weekends. These jobs are not only flexible, but students can get their payment fast too.

Social Media
Don’t want to work for others? Another way of getting cash is selling products such as clothes, accessories, and electronic gadgets through internet especially on Facebook. Some of you are sure to have bought something from the internet or Facebook, low start up cost and you can totally control the time of work, a work suitable for young adults. Another part time job students' work is part-time model which is very high in payment and interesting, nice for those who have high self-esteem and a good figure (PS: Let’s show off!).

Promoters
While walking in a shopping mall or shopping for groceries in the supermarket, you will surely see some young ladies or men handing out samples of product. Promoters are high pay weekend job, some promoters part-time are very short term, probably just a weekend and the payment is RM100 per day. Some of you probably love to get these samples, especially when it is food sample such as pizza and ice-cream (PS: Free food for all!). And we get to meet with new people, brush up communication skill, increase self-esteem. It is a very good opportunity for students to train themselves and gain experience.

Waiting Staff
Waiting staff is one of the most common and popular job among colleges and universities students (PS: Too sad that waiting staff in Malaysia do not get tips unlike waiting staff in Europe country). Even though the pay is not high compared to promoters and sales, waiting staff is a very flexible job as students can choose to work based on the time shift. If you feel it’s dull to work as a normal waiting staff, there’s a lot of theme café and restaurant waiting for you (PS: Add some fun to your work!). Fullhouse, Little Pantry and Johny Rockets are some of the theme restaurants that the waiting staff gets to wear a cute costume and work in a lively environment. Waiting staff is not exactly an easy job, it required students to be patience and attentive.

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Asides from our job listings, here are some other web-sites that lists jobs for promoters.

Ready to get a part-time to get extra cash? There’s many websites that help students find part-time jobs such as:

  1. http://www.jobless.com.my/
  2. http://asiaparttime.com/, http://parttimepost.com/
  3. http://www.jobstreet.com.my/
  4. http://www.you.my/
  5. http://parttimejobs.malaysia-students.com/

There are also certain Facebook groups that you can join to look for part-time jobs such as:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/findbulousjobsjohorbahru/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/269219329782931/
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancersmalaysia/
  4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/findbulousjobskl/
  5. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ywtc.recruitment/
  6. https://www.facebook.com/www.freelance2u.com.my
  7. https://www.facebook.com/above100
  8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/120397411479787

If you are worried about getting scammed, try asking friends that have working experience to introduce you some job. It is good to get a part-time job, but remember to choose a part-time job that is appropriate. Study hard, work hard and play hard!