What would be the best part time jobs to take when it comes to gaining skills for future jobs?
I am thinking about getting a part-time job (during school and summer) and was wondering what would be the best choices to think about to help me with future jobs.
There are many part-time jobs that can help with acquiring skills for your future career. The most relevant type of part-time job would be one in your desired career field. For example, if you desire to be an accountant, having a part-time accounting internship could allow you to sharpen your accounting skills, learn about office culture, etc. However, you can also use skills from part-time jobs that aren't in your desired career field. Other part-time jobs can allow you to develop transferable skills like communication, team-work, organization, etc. Those types of skills can be brought to any job that you work at, whether accounting, being a dancer, or anything else.
What's the point? Find something in which you are sincerely interested, or highly motivated about, to pursue your part time employment. What 'moves' you? What are you most interested about? Look for companies that do that sort of thing. Approach those firms. Be 'aggressive' in your efforts. Don't take no for an answer if it is something very important to you. Smile. You get away with all kinds of (legal) action if you are smiling at the time!!!
I have a hunch you'll do very well, my friend.