can be rough going, but it doesn't have to be. The biggest struggle when hunting for jobs while in college is that the job has to fit into the constraints of the college schedule. Obviously, this is a challenge. The other challenge is that for many, having a job while in college is necessary to being in college at all. College is expensive, and many students require a job, or some source of income to maintain their student status.
There are many options, but in this article I am going to focus on four:
-Local Industry Opportunities
(my personal favorite)
Campus Jobs are in many ways the idea job while in college. Your college or university campus always has many simple jobs that need to be filled, and usually prioritize hiring students, especially those on financial aid. These jobs often come with some good perks, the most common one being the ability to get school work done on the job. I personally have many friends who have a desk job at school, and they spend most of their time being paid to study. Good deal. The downside to campus jobs is that they generally pay pretty miserably, usually under $9/hr.
Looking into local industries is another promising way to find jobs while in college. Think of whatever the largest industries are in your area. In Michigan the automotive industry is huge. In Florida the orange industry is big. In southern California Hollywood is the most prominent industry around. These industries are teeming with jobs that require few qualifications, yet are still necessary for the industry to function. Landing a job in these areas will provide you with great experience, and often pay decently, especially when compared to other jobs while in college.
Bar tending is another solid option. I probably don't need to go into great detail on this one. It generally requires a bar tending license, which can be obtained through a short course. Bar tenders tend to make great money on tips, and also have a lot of fun on the job. Their hours are mostly at night which doesn't conflict with most student's schedules. This job can be a bit harder to land because it is popular, however it generally favors young people, and doesn't require many special qualifications.
However, I still believe the ultimate job while in college to be internet work opportunities. Internet work is by far the most lucrative, and least strenuous job around. Many people are turned off to it fearing that it may be a scam, but it's only because they don't initially know much about it. In truth, it's completely legitimate, allows you to work wherever you want, and requires no qualifications or time commitment. Anyone who grew up in the digital age and can handle creating a MySpace page is well suited for this line of work. As far as payment goes, it blows an hourly wage jobs out of the water. A common estimate of payment that if you work for an hour/day you will realistically be making $200/day after several weeks. That is hard to compete with, and as far as jobs while in college go, it is the unparalleled.
Online work opportunities have made many college students wealthy, working straight out of their dorm rooms. Having grown up with computers, all college students are savvy enough to work online. The kids who are most successful at this aren't the smartest ones. Rather they are the kids who acknowledge that the internet will provide them with the perfect jobs while in college.
In UK law there are many rights and obligations associated with employees. To know about these rights, first of all we have to look up the definition of employee.
“An individual who has entered into, or works under contract of employment” (ERA 1996)
The contract of employment may be made written or orally. It is important to differentiate between employment and self employment. Each type of contract has different implications regarding taxation, healthcare and protection laws. Two basic tests have to be performed to check whether it is employment or self employment.
These are mentioned below.
The court will consider whether the employer has control over the way in which the employee performs the duties. If employer has control then it will be the contract of service (employment).
If employee is so skilled that he cannot be controlled in the performance of his duties then it will fall into the contract for service (self-employment). The distinction between employed and self employed is very essential because certain rights and obligations arise in each case.
So implications are mentioned below:
There are number of deductions can be made by an employer for income tax under PAYE from salary of employee. But self employed person is directly responsible to the HM revenue and customs for tax due.
There is legislation for the protection and rights of employee including minimum period of notice and remedies for unfair dismissal. As there is no employment contract in contract for service, so self employed person is not entitled for these rights.
Employees do not have to get register for VAT but self employed has to be registered for VAT if he meets the criteria for compulsory registration for VAT.
Employees are the preferential creditors of the company in the case of liquidation or bankruptcy. Contractors or self employed persons are treated as non preferential creditors if employer is liquidated.