Being a working student is so much pride as you have already started making use of your education well ahead of the others. It is rewarding as well, as your experience graph shows higher than the others in your resume. This is a value addition when you seek a full-time job.
Bonus, you make the best use of your time even as a student without wasting it! As fulfilling as this sounds, there are hassles in being this successful though. Don't worry, here are the perfect just tips that you are looking for to be that success symbol that you want to be without stressing yourself much. Here are 5 tips to be a successful working student:
Choose a work you love
Although some jobs are less rewarding than the others in terms of monetary benefits, there is a conscience in you that would keep asking so many questions when the work pressure builds. No, I'm not talking about taking an easy-go job but it is important for you to like and enjoy doing your work to be able to manage it with your academics. Dedicating some time towards what you love doing would be more of a hobby than a burden. So choose your job wisely and organise it accordingly.
Time management is a crucial factor for working students. You cannot manage your time efficiently unless you make a prior plan and execute by sticking to your schedule. Make a time plan such that your academics and work schedule are not cramped in such a way that it eats away your entire time. Spread it evenly so that you have time for academics, work as well as relaxation. Never underestimate the benefits of relaxing. In the end it is your happiness that counts more than anything else. So make sure that your schedule gives you happiness.
When you have a lot of work coming your way, it is natural to break down and pile up everything to take a gap. But will that break keep you happy? No! Why? Because you will have a guilty conscience lingering with you even when you are idle to relax which would ultimately destroy the act of relaxation. Instead, try creating innovative ways to enjoy the way you work or study and balance it according to the timetable you had chartered out earlier. Try to work ahead of your chart so that you can make time to relax in the future.
Don't be over enthusiastic
When a student is given a job offer, he or she tends to be over enthusiastic and commit to unrealistic work goals. This will result in stress when the deadline nears. Take one step at a time. It is great that you are offered a job even as a student, take time to relish your gift (although not too much). Savour your opportunity by gradually increasing your work load by experimenting on how much you can handle and then making the decision.
Choose a good employer
By 'good', it does not mean that you must be particular about working in a reputed company. It is okay to work in start ups too as a student but make sure that you have an understanding empoyer who will show empathy to your student life as well and understand whenever you face difficulty with working. Don't be too choosy with your remuneration. Work passionately and you will definitely be rewarded.