Student Writer Magda provides tips on finding a job and gaining professional experience this Summer in London
We all have been there – another year at Uni has passed, the celebration time is over and most of your friends don’t have time to meet up as they are busy with their work. Spending every day in front of TV or scrolling Instagram becomes a routine and you suddenly feel like it’s time to change something. Well, that’s the first step! The best way to fill your free time is to find a job, an internship or work placement that would allow you to gain experience in a particular field. Moreover, your bank account status will be super happy seeing extra cash flow!
So, ok, you've decided: summer job it is! But what now?
Stay in tune for the upcoming Summer Job Fairs taking place all over London. See below for a couple good suggestions:
15th June, 2018 - Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX
Harry & Edge are London-based expert event planners. Tickets for this year’s job fair are free and it’s super easy to register. So click here to get those tickets!
Peabody Jobs and Apprenticeships fair
5th July, 2018 - Pembury Community Centre, Atkins Square, E8 1HL
Peabody, one of London’s eldest housing association decided to partner with Love London Working, which provides training and help for unemployed people over 16 years old. Together, they decided to organise a job and apprentice fair, which is free to attend. To register, click here
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Let’s be honest here – you probably spend most of your time looking at memes and watching funny cat videos. I’ve got bad news for you – it’s time to stop (not forever though, don’t worry!). There are so many apps and pages that can help you with finding a summer job. My absolute faves are:
This website not only helps you with finding exciting events, but also job fairs! Moreover, Eventbrite provides loads of templates and instructions on how to prepare for job interviews, how to reply to company emails, among other useful tips.
Type in ‘summer’ or ‘summer jobs’ in the search box, set London as your location and voilà! The most recent jobs from all fields are waiting for you. Make sure to upload an updated CV and answer the potential employee’s questions.
Job Today (mobile app)
This app works on laptops or tablets, but I think the best way to use it is mobile app. Really easy to operate, this tool allows you to find interesting job offers in minutes, starting on the same or next day.