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New view of part-time jobs

By Kim Na-eun
The Cub Reporter
better68@dongguk.edu


   
 
Part-time jobs are common among college students who need them to earn money for school fees or to support their families. Now, they include another reason for doing a part-time job: to get various experiences that will help them get a decent job in the future.
According to Albamon, a web site for job hunting, 97% of university students wanted to do part time jobs in 2006.
Students want to find their potential ability by experiencing a unique part-time job,? Ahn su-jeong from Albamon said. College students regard a part-time job as preparation for future jobs or an opportunity to have unusual experiences that interest them and let them use their assets. What kinds of part-time jobs do most college students prefer?

I want something different.
Some students want to make money, and enjoy their jobs. When they apply for a part-time job, they want something that interests them and contributes to their career assets.
Ko Won-kyung, who likes folding papers and decorating things, makes sweet gifts and sells them on the Internet. She does the entire process from making gifts to decorating them, which is how she makes some money, while enjoying a her hobby at home. She has been successful on her business so far.
People want to purchase gifts for their friends. So I very busy around St. Valentine's day and Christmas. But I really love my job because I can make money and enjoy my hobby!?Ms Ko said.
Shin Min-woong is another person who enjoys his part-time job. He is one of the guards at Gyengbokgung. He takes part in the opening and closing and stands guard in front of the gates. Mr. Shin wears a traditional costume when he performs his ceremonial role. Even though he feels very tired under the strong sun, he believes that it is important to inform foreigners of Korea's traditional ceremonies. In addition, the pay is better than other part-time jobs and he gets service experience.
There are many unusual part-time jobs, including pet sitter, a modelling on the on-line shopping mall, playing ghosts in the amusement park, cigarette taste tester and so on.

I want something beneficial.
Why did you choose your part-time job?? According to the poll conducted by the web site Albamon, 68.3% of students answered, In order to prepare for a future job or a career's It shows that more students regard part-time jobs as an opportunity to get useful, hands-on-experience.
Recently, some multinational corporations were recruiting part-time workers and interns. A multinational corporation employer confessed, Many students will work for our company without pay because they want to have business experience or to learn about a multinational company.? Actually, as more and more college students take part-time jobs for practical experience at the work places like research companies, government offices and institutes. As a result, getting these part-time jobs have become highly competitive.
Jeong Dae-won is one example. He works at the Kiwoom stock company and is majoring in Business Administration at his college. After being discharged from military service, he decided to take a part-time job to improve his resume before returning to his school.
To get a useful part-time job, he took an interview and was selected as a candidate after his resume was examined. Finally, he got a part-time job. Now he answers questions from customers through the Internet site and gives information to assist them in making marketing work on the Internet. He told us good things about his part-time job: Though office hours are fixed and the pay is not good, working at the stock company is a very rewarding experience for me. And after graduation, this job will give me an advantage when I apply to the stock company.??
A counselor at Dongguk University's Support for Recruiting, Jang Ji-hong said, It is important to get a part-time job related to your major field of study or the future job you want. When you apply for a large corporation or a multinational corporation, you will have an advantage if you have had a similar part-time job before. It will be very helpful to do a part-time job related to your future job, he added.
Most college students are interested in part-time jobs because they want to get a job for earning money and school expenses. Also students who want to do something different, useful and creative jobs are increasing.
Ahn Su-jeong is in charge of publicity for the web site Albamon which provides useful information about part-time jobs,(Albamon) and she judge that this is a desirable trend. It is desirable for students facing a worsening job market to have a sense of purpose and prepare for future jobs. Whether it's an unusual part-time job or useful one, you should have a sense of purpose. Only when you recognize what you want, can you make the choice right. When you search for part-time jobs, you should do it through various routes and know your own purpose and select carefully,?? she counseled.

Kim Na-eun  better68@dongguk.edu

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