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How can I find a part time job? I'm a student in BSC(physics and Chemistry)

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Andrew’s Answer

I see you're a student in South Africa! I'm not quite familiar but I can provide you with some options that you might pursue - for best results I'd recommend pursuing all options at the same time and see which turn out results. The best situation is that you will have multiple opportunities to choose from. Even if you are not particularly interested or not sure if you qualify - apply! Get as many applications out as you can and see where things line up. Best of luck to you!

Andrew recommends the following next steps:

1. Check your university job board or career center. This will be the most accessible option with readily available opportunities for students in your respective field of study.
2. Contact your professors/teachers directly - they'll be in touch with the local community and have ideas for job opportunities OR they may have a need for a lab assistant.
3. Research online for online or local job opportunities. This will require a lot of online research so expect
4. Ask friends and family if they have any contacts that might hire you for a part time job related physics and/or chemistry.
5. Take on a job as a tutor part of the school, tutoring company, or start your own business tutoring lower-classmen or high school students.
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Bhavin’s Answer

I see you are from South Africa! My family is from there as well, but I am not super familiar with the school systems. However I hope my advice helps nonetheless. You should try to go to career services and see what advice they give. Some school have their own partnership with companies like handshake where you can search for jobs on campus. Your school may have a tool similar to that which can very helpful. Look within your school as well there is always a demand for tutors. I have tutored part time for a while and it is very manageable to balance with school. Besides that LinkedIn, indeed, and google are good places to search for part time jobs as well. Good luck on your search!
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Joseph’s Answer

In STEM fields, it can be particularly difficult to find relevant part-time work that doesn't require a lot of experience. Many students in these areas primarily focus on their studies first, and leave work until they're finished with studies. Others, especially if they need income to pay the bills, take on unrelated service industry part-time jobs like bar or restaurant work that's more readily available.

If you can find related work to do alongside your studies, that will give you a big advantage over a lot of the other students when it comes to finding real jobs at the end. As others have suggested, school/university careers services are a good place to start. You can also browse job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor - be aware many of the positions advertised will require more experience than you'll have as a student, but there are some entry-level openings at some places.

Another thing is temporary jobs, summer/holiday placements/internships and summer schools - these run outside of the term times and are usually closer to full-time hours, but they're one of the best ways of gaining extracurricular experience, and are specifically aimed at students. Again, the careers services are usually the best starting point for many of these, or if there's particular big companies in your area that you're interested in and might run a summer program, you can approach them directly and ask for details.
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Craig’s Answer

Have you tried writing a cover letter to local companies ?
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