Top 5 Best Jobs for StudentsMarch 4th, 2013
Looking for a job this year? Do you happen to be a student? This is the right article for you then! The following 10 jobs are great choices for students because they will look good on a résumé, work around class schedules, and offer decent pay. Here are some of the best jobs that you can get as a student…
1. Social Media- With the up and rising social media websites, many companies (especially start ups) are looking for people to run their social media websites, add content, and update the website. Many start up companies like the idea of having students work for them as social media consultants. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, are just some of the many social media websites that companies may want you to update on a regular basis. Getting to know these websites will enable you to assist other companies…and get paid in the process.
2. Paid Internships- Not your typical part-time job. Try to find a paid internship in the field that you would like to work at one day. The benefits are that you can gain more skills for your resume while still getting paid for it! Get paid to learn! If you show good working skills at the time of your internship you may even be able to get promoted up to a real job at that company! Some businesses that offer paid internships are: Flipgigs, EA Games, and more! Check your local companies to see if they offer paid internships!
3. Virtual/On Site Tutor- Never leave the room and make money! Or help people in your community/ school! You can help other people to know the subjects that you are best at…and get paid for it! It will also sharpen your own skills in the subject. You cannot go wrong as a virtual or on-site tutor. You can sign up to find people that on-site tutor in your area at Flipgigs or a virtual tutor at Champion Learning or Academic Advantage.
4. Babysitting/Petsitting- If you know lots of parents with a lot of kids or pets, than babysitting and petsitting might be the job for you. This is a great way to earn money up front. It is often known as one of the “go-to” ways to earn money as a student, but it really works! Babysitting can be as limited as just watching the children to as extensive as making meals and cleaning up the house. Make sure that you know what you are signing up for. Are you a parent looking for a babysitter? Check out our other blog post that deals with that subject! Click here to find a Good Babysitter for Your Children. Parents can also sign up at Flipgigs to search for students to hire for the babysitting gig.
5. Campus Positions- High Schools sometimes offer small forms of work for students. If you are in college don’t overlook campus positions. You can in a sense be paid to go to school! The pay may not be too fabulous but you will still gain experience and there is little to no commute (you were planning on going to school anyways, right?). Some jobs include: librarian’s assistant, teacher’s assistant, lunch personnel, and much more!
Written By:Kiana Valdez
Blog Writer, Social Media Consultant, Flipgigs
Posted in Businesses, College, Job, Parents, Students, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »
New Instagram Account and Contest!!! @flipgigsJanuary 17th, 2013
Hello All you Instagrammers! Flipgigs just opened a new Instagram account! Right now we are holding a very exciting contest to all of our new followers! YOU HAVE THE CHANCE OF WINNING FREE GIFT CARDS!
What are the rules?
1. You must follow us on Instagram @flipgigs (also be one of the first 500…we will be checking!)
2. Like the contest Picture
3. Write Done in the comments
To receive double or even triple entries:
-Reblog our picture and @flipgigs in the comments
-Sign up online at Flipgigs.com for an account
Then in the comments write double (or triple) done!
And that’s it! You are one step…or three steps closer to a free gift card!
The winner will be posted on our instagram account once we hit 500 followers. The winner will then have 24 hours to respond before we choose a new winner. Spread the word! The sooner we hit the 500 mark, the sooner you could have a gift card in your hands!
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How to Find a Good Part Time JobJanuary 13th, 2013
There are many reasons why one would want to take up a part-time job. One reason could be that they are student and therefore do not have time to participate in a job. So it’s important to try to find a part-time job that will fulfill their needs as well as bring in cash flow. Here are some tips to help you find your next part-time job.
One tip is to remember that there are hundreds of students just like you trying to find a student job also. So it is important to be creative about what you look for. Finding a good job is not impossible but it does require some effort.
One thing to start doing when looking for a part-time job is to look locally for any openings. Check to see if your school has a college and career center. Potential employers often look to those places for new recruits. Also check out listings in the local or school newspaper. Companies also often use those means to find new employees.
If you tried that but it still doesn’t work, try checking the Internet. The World Wide Web offers good opportunities for you to find a good part time job. Websites like www.flipgigs.com allows students to make a FREE account. To start looking for work, make your account today!
Once when you land an interview, be sure to keep a few things in mind.
-Be punctual- Why is it important to be punctual? It doesn’t give off a good impression if you are late. So arrive early! Review in your mind what things you would like to say. That way you won’t look/feel rushed. Remember it is better to be 15 minutes early than 15 minuets late. Ever so often there may be times that emergencies come up that make you late, but being late constantly makes you unreliable. By being punctual you show respect to the other person. You prove that you can be trusted, are reliable, and are professional. When trying to get a job, especially as a student, it is important to have those qualities.
-Dress and Grooming- Make sure that your attire is appropriate for the occasion. The more business-like the better. It shows that you take the job seriously. Sight is a very important factor that we use in our daily lives to judge people. Certain studies state that inappropriate dress and grooming have caused over 40 percent of job rejections. Good and clean dress and grooming gives off a good impression and makes you feel more confident and better about your own self.
-Conduct and Speech- this goes without saying, but being polite and proper is essential. Try to stray away from using slang words. This shows the employer that you strive to talk in a way that sounds well educated. And it is always good to be polite in your daily life, but even more so in a professional setting.
In the end, finding a job may be hard, but don’t give up!! There is a job waiting for you out there somewhere. You just got to find it!
Posted By: Kiana Valdez
Social Media Intern for flipgigs.com
Posted in Businesses, College, Featured, Job, Students, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »
Keep a Job…Even After the Holidays!January 9th, 2013
During this time of the year, many companies that have been hiring just to fulfill the flow of potential increase of clients. But as the holiday season starts to end, so can many jobs. If you are one of those that have been hired because of this time of year, how can you ensure that you can keep your job, even after the holidays are over?
Here are a few tips:
1. Be punctual- It shows that you value your working time and also the time of others. It also shows that the job is really important to you.
2. Have Integrity- Allows the employer to trust you. In most cases if they like you, they will hire you again if needed.
3. Hard work- It seems like a obvious one, but it is true! Even if it seems like there is nothing to do, try to talk with a manager or supervisor and ask if there is anything else that you would be able to do.
In the end, hard work and enthusiasm for your job can move your boss to keep you in for the long haul. Try to get on his/her good side early, and show them why you would be a good candidate to work full or part time. Express to them how you feel about the matter. And who knows? Maybe you will be able to keep your job even after the holidays!
Posted By: Kiana Valdez
Social Media Intern for flipgigs.com
Posted in Businesses, Featured, Job, Students, Uncategorized | No Comments »
What Major to Take in CollegeDecember 3rd, 2012
With college tuition costs rising, it is important to make sure you walk into college with a purpose. Figuring out what major you want to take (and stick with) in advance is vital for a successful college life. Sometimes you hear of people that graduated college with a major in one subject but ended up doing something totally different. According to the Forbes Website, sixty percent of college graduates cannot find work in their field. So how can you ensure that you are not simply wasting your precious time and money?
First off, an important thing to think about is what you like to do. A job is somewhere you have to be, but a career is somewhere you want to be. That is the goal of a major in the first place, to learn about your future career. So it is important to consider doing something that you already like to do. If you like the arts, you could consider a major in drama, fashion, culinary, etc. And the same goes for other things you may enjoy doing.
Next, you can think about what you are good at doing. Maybe you love to act but you don’t really have the talent for it. Maybe you don’t really enjoy math for recreation but are really good at it. Hopefully you will be able to find a balance between what you want to do and what you can do.
Finally, it is vital to consider the other elements. What is the type of place you live in (city, country, suburb, etc)? What is the culture like? What jobs are the most commonly available?
Putting those three factors together can really help in making a decision about the rest of your life. And it may be able to help you choose a major that will help you get a education and a career for the future that you will stick to.
Posted By: Kiana Valdez
Social Media Intern for flipgigs.com
Posted in College, Featured, Students | 10 Comments »
For Parents…Who Can I Trust to Leave My Children With?November 19th, 2012
Whether you are a single parent or not, at some point (although you really do love your children) you may find yourself looking for a babysitter. For some people they have a relative or a close friend or neighbor to hold down the fort while they are out. But what if you don’t have that option? How can you find someone to watch your children that you can trust?
STEP 1: FIND A POTENTIAL SITTER
There are many options to find people that will be able to help the family out.
One way is to ask around. Ask other parents who they call watch their kids. Now at least you can get a real life review and see how their sitter interacts with their kids.
Another good way is to use the internet for advertisements. Flipgigs is a wonderful tool to help find a sitter. Here you can post what types of things you would need a person to do for you under the “gig” portion. You can add anything from “picking Jenny up from school,” to “tutoring Jonny in 2nd grade math.” All interested people will then be able to respond to your ad. It is simple and easy…and it’s all at the price of FREE! What can be better than that?
STEP 2: MAKE CONTACT
Now you think you may have found your “dream babysitter.” But now what? Now is the time to establish contact. Get to know the person a bit more. Trade phone numbers and ask them some questions. How long have you been watching kids? What are the typical ages of the kids that you watch? Are you trained in CPR? What are your methods of discipline? You can also ask if he/she has any references that you could get in contact with.
STEP 3: MEET AND GREET
After establishing the initial contact you may feel like moving on to the next step, meet and greet. Invite the person over for another interview/meet and greet. Have the potential sitter meet with the kids and see how they like each other. Stay a while for a bit and then maybe leave to another room to see how the person and the children act when you are not there staring at them.
STEP 4: BABYSITTING TIME
Now that you feel more comfortable with the person, you may decide to take the plunge and hire them to be a sitter for you. Make sure that you lay out your house ground rules (both for the sitter and your kids). Make sure to give them all important numbers- to contact you, spouse, neighbor, police, fire department, etc.). For the first babysitting day maybe try to be not to far from home. You can call every so often to see how everything is going or even have a neighbor/friend check in every so often. If your circumstances allow, assure the sitter that it is okay to call/text you if they have any questions about certain house rules (if it is okay to let the children watch tv or eat certain things).
ASK YOUR CHILDREN!!!!
(If they are old enough to understand or talk.) Try asking them their opinion on the prospective sitter. They are going to be the ones spending time with that person so make sure that your children like them. Try to talk to them before the first babysitting session, encourage them to behave and to stick to the rules that you have set, but also tell them to see how the babysitter will act while you are gone. Make sure they are able to tell you if they feel uncomfortable in any way, maybe showing them how to use the phone to call you if something goes wrong.
STEP 5: CARRY ON
Hopefully you have been able to find a good and trustworthy caregiver to your children. Soon you may be able to not worry about them while you are busy elsewhere. There are people out there that will be able to fit your needs, it is just a matter of finding them! www.flipgigs.com is a great way to start!
Posted by: Kiana Valdez
Social Media Marketing Intern at Flipgigs.com