Many people are forced to work part-time to fulfill their dream of studying, but many choose to work part-time to gain practical experience and prepare for the day they enter the labor market.
Preference is given to choose a job in the same industry
A coffee shop in Tan Binh District (HCMC) was crowded with customers even at 10 pm. Thieu Pham Bich Hop – a first-year e-commerce student at a university in Tan Phu district (HCMC) – is very busy welcoming guests and taking orders.
After coming to the city from Sa Dec (Dong Thap) to study, Hop worked part-time to share the financial burden with his parents. Hourly wages are paid, 20,000 VND/hour when working a 6-hour shift and 22,000 VND/hour when working an 8-hour shift/day. Most of the shop’s employees are students, so the shop owner also flexibly allocates work schedules to suit each student’s study schedule. Each week, Hopp goes to school four days, and chooses to work a “full shift” the remaining three days.
But working as a waiter in a coffee shop is a way to earn a small living as I just got my feet wet in Ho Chi Minh City. In his plan, after studying for a while and gaining some experience, Hop will choose a part-time job in the field he is studying. “To have a little more time to get used to it, I am looking for a job related to my field of study such as online salesperson or marketing person” – said Hope.
Duy Khanh – a student at a university in Binh Thanh district (HCMC) – apparently “has to study whatever you do”. So shortly after leaving Tay Ninh to study in Ho Chi Minh City, he saw a job posting related to the information technology industry wherever he was studying, deciding to “spread the application” to find a job there. Did.
You said that you need to have a good amount of basic knowledge of the profession before you dare to do this. Khan shared that she needs to work extra work, but she does it to study and prepare for her career and experience, as practice for a career upon graduation, and not just to earn a living.
high salary is good
For female student Bao Ni (living in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City), three evenings on weekends are considered overtime days. After more than half her life as an English language student, Nihi never did any extra work related to her studies. In his first year, Nihi was hired as the manager of a billiards shop near the school because of his “good looks”. After that, he constantly changed jobs, from cigarette marketing staff to gym sales staff and then insurance staff.
At the beginning of his third year of university, Nihi started working as a dancer. But he hesitated before the question “What work do I want to do in the future?” The girl clearly said that she just wanted to complete her schooling as English is her passion. As far as future work is concerned, of course the biggest priority is to find a high-paying job, even if you work in the wrong field.
Nihi said she could not say how much income she had from her current job, but based on the way she dressed and the expensive items on her body, she probably had a good income. Nihi said with a laugh, “Working in an environment with loud music, mainly at night, is very tiring, but it is also considered a matter of choosing people. If you grow up, you will not be able to do this job.” will do.”
Khac Cuong, an engineering student in Thu Duc City (HCMC), chose the profession of technology driver to take advantage of a part-time job. But at this time many people are facing economic difficulties as well as working as motorbike taxi drivers, so the customers have reduced considerably. But if he works hard, Cuong can still earn about 300,000 VND every day for 5 hours of driving.
Although he honestly said that he did it to take care of his immediate daily life, that job did not bring much knowledge or skills for his future career. The problem is that Cuong’s chances of finding a part-time job in the right profession are slim. When you are only a second-year student, do not have much professional experience, and your personality is quite timid, often the company will ask a lot of you.
“If you work hard, one day’s income from driving will be enough for three days, so let’s prioritize it now, think about it later,” Cuong said with a laugh.