So you are looking for office jobs, there are many benefits of taking on a 9/5 full-time position. Chances are you will learn things that you could never imagine doing and it will look great on your CV if you apply for a new position after university. Many students take on office jobs during the summer and some employers will even encourage flexible and part time working during term time.
If you are unsure what type of jobs to look for, we have listed some of the best jobs for students below.
This is a very vague description, however, general admin office jobs come in many different guises. You may be asked to cover the role of secretaries, receptionists, personal assistants and mail office staff when you are working as an administrative assistant. Day to day tasks may include: photocopying, filling printers with paper, sorting petty cash, filing document, taking phonecalls, taking notes and even making you manager and visitors cups of tea! Every day is different and you will get to meet lots of new contacts for your LinkedIn profile.
This is a fairly easy job once you get the hang of it. If you can use computers and have good attention to detail, then you are perfect for this position. Some employers even allow data entry workers to enter data from home on your laptop.
This role is exactly what it says on the tin you enter data into your company’s system. This may be on a CRM, through excel or in a database. You may be asked to enter information about employees, sales figures, names, addresses and contact details for example.
If you are looking for a job that will challenge you, then you may prefer a position with credit control. As you will know cash flow controls any business. Therefore it is important that a business has someone who can look over and manage their finances. These days credit controls are helped by technology. However, if a customer doesn’t pay on time then they will need to chase for the debt. Either by telephone, email or letter.
The pay is often better than other administrative jobs and in most organisations. There may be opportunities to progress towards qualifications and growth within the company.
The payroll department is responsible for making sure that employees are paid, either on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis and for making deductions such as National Insurance or Income Tax. This is a fairly important department in any business if payroll did not exist, then no employees would be paid. You will find that the majority of companies, especially bigger organisations, offer some entry level jobs within their payroll functions. This is a great opportunity for students who are studying accountancy, HR and business. You could also learn a lot as the chances are that you will be working alongside people who have many years experience of payroll and working in that business.