If you have arrived in Sheffield and are looking for a part-time job, why not call in and say hi to the team in the Student Jobshop - we’re next to New Leaf in the Students’ Union.
We advertise lots of part-time job vacancies (and summer internships and placements) on myVacancies but we are always happy to see students and to explain our service or to offer individual support. We are open 10-3pm on Monday to Friday (11am start on Tuesdays) and you will find friendly staff to answer any questions you may have.
Our team has recently been joined by two new student assistants – Shuyang and Alex who bring a useful student insight to our work. Both are postgraduate students at the University and both are also skilled in languages, meaning that on some days in the Jobshop we can offer help in Mandarin, Spanish, Russian or French – but mostly we operate in English!
I read recently that September is the least stressful month of the year, but we have been very busy with preparations for our Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair which takes place in the Octagon, right in the middle of the campus, on Thursday 2 October from 10.30-2.00pm. With more than 80 organisations attending, including over 40 offering paid part-time vacancies, the Fair is a great opportunity to meet a whole range of employers face to face, to find out about the jobs they offer and to ask any questions you may have. Preparation will pay off – the Fair will be busy (over 3000 students are expected to attend) – so be sure to check out the vacancies on myVacancies in advance and bring a good supply of CVs, so you can use your time effectively when you visit.
Need help with your CV? The Jobshop and the Careers Service website can supply examples of CVs and covering letters that you may find useful when you are writing your CV, and short CV review appointments are available if you want a second opinion about what to include or leave out
No work experience? – no problem, our Taste of Work scheme offers short (3-4 hour) work tasters in departments throughout the University and Students’ Union. Register and you could gain a short taster experience in customer service, admin, hospitality, finance and more. Registrations open now.
There are lots of Careers events and sessions taking place over the next few weeks – too many to list here, but our What’s On Diary and your weekly WoW emails will help you to keep track. The Jobshop team are also hoping to run some online Q and A webchat sessions – look out for details!
Our myVacancies service is a good place to start when you are looking for work and new vacancies are added daily, but competition can be fierce so be sure to extend your jobsearch and use friends, course mates, contacts, social media etc to help you find your perfect part-time job
We cannot promise you the moon – but we can help you reach for the stars (vacancies for Astronomy presenters and TV film extras both live on myVacancies now!)
Good luck for the first few weeks in Sheffield – we look forward to meeting you
Student Jobshop Team