Advantages and Disadvantages of a part time job for students

Advantages and Disadvantages of a part time job for students

Many students take part time job also along with the study. The part time job has many associated advantages and disadvantage. One should consider both before making the decision of joining a part time job with study.

  • Work Experience:   The part time job gives the real life work experience. This work experience will help in getting a job after study completion. Employers look for employees who understand the work environment and work well as part of a team. Having part time job experience shows that you have some exposure to the professional world and it'll give an advantage over other candidates during a job search.
  • Money: Of course, money is the factor that leads you toward a part time job. You can pay your bills, tuition fee, buy the required things and that'll reduce the burden of your study expenses over your parents. 
  • Money Management: Nobody does budgeting with the pocket money they got from parents, but when you start earning and you spend your hard earned money, then, you start thinking about it and plan how and where you'll spend your money and how much you spend and how much you save.
  • Time Management: Doing the job with study left you with less time and a busy schedule, so you have to manage your time in the way that both your study and work won't get affected. 
  • Develop useful skills: During your part time job you'll develop many useful skills that'll help you in your professional life like team work, organizational skills, multi-tasking, time management, work initiative skills meeting etiquettes etc.  
  • Networking Opportunities: Well, during your part time job, you'll meet many people from the professional world. This is an opportunity to grow your network. 

  • Effect on the study: While doing part time job, you'll have a busy schedule and you'll get less time for study and yourself. You'll not have time to rest, so you feel tired and exhausted and your study will effected.
  • No extra benefits: Part time employees usually do not receive the benefits like health insurance, sick leave, holiday pay, etc. If you fell ill and take leave then you won't get paid for that. 
  • No job security: There is less job security for part timers. In bad times, usually company laid them off before the full timers.
  • Health: As you'll have a busy schedule and have less time for yourself, it'll affect your health too.
  • Distraction from the study: Sometime, part timer got good earning and that can distract them from the study. The more money you have, more you think about it. 

Part time job has advantages and disadvantages both. Now it's depending on the person if he/she really needs to do it? How he/she manage the time and set the coordination between the job and study? A self-motivated and well-organized person may find it easier to balance work and study. So, before joining any part time job with the study, think twice and you really think you need to do and can manage both study and work well, then go for it.


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7 comment(s)

Nupur Sharma - Thu 21 Feb 2019

I am a full time worker and want to switch to part time and for the same peeping the pros and cons of that. I wish to open my craft gallery and for that i would be needing huge investments.. Before reading this article i was actually thinking that part time provides us less money than full one but as mentioned above i can focus on many activities with the short timed job and yes of course can I can do freelance too.. finding new jobs is always a tough task, for that i always believe in

Yenn - Fri 16 Nov 2018

Good for students references ..

Pothumponnu - Sat 15 Sep 2018

Yes, it's a good explanation about the advantage and disadvantages of work from home or part-time jobs, & etc.. Those who have to manage your time and willing to work part-time jobs, I strongly suggest the one website called Second jobs. You just register on the website, an employer will contact directly over the phone or email. it's the best solution for you.

Harish Kumar - Tue 21 Aug 2018

Thanks for listing advantages and the disadvantages of partime jobs for college students,I willing to start a job to manage my expense,I gained a great knowledge here,keep sharing with us.

dravida - Wed 27 Jun 2018

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Pradeep Bhandari - Mon 30 Apr 2018

I am student of Nepali studying in Nepali College with an affiliation to University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Yes, I do started to work early then in joined this college as an part time beneficially college is providing flexible time schedule I have lot more difficulties to recover my studies but i continued it and in these days I am doing my final year. Really it is very hard to maintain work and study to make money. I am looking for scholarships for Masters.

Lenie Idol - Tue 24 Apr 2018

I work full time and I am also a student . Yes, it is really hard to work and study at the same time, but I need to because of my dream. Most often I don't get enough sleep. Maybe 3-4 hours per day, sometimes I keep myself awake for 48 hours. I started working while studying since first year college, and now I am fourth year. The only rest I have most of the time is to lie my back straight on my bed from work for just an hour or so and that's it! Time to go to school. The only reason I have why I keep going is my family and my dream.

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