International Students: Prepare for the Part-Time Jobs Fair

Posted on: 29 January 2023 by Aditi Gupta in Hints, tips and advice

In this article, Aditi shares her top tips for making the most of our Part-Time Jobs Fair.

A part-time job alongside studies is one of the best ways of gaining new skills and building your CV during your time at university. Part-time jobs can offer a wide range of benefits apart from just earning some extra cash:


  1. They enable you to learn new employability skills and polish your existing skills.
  2. They offer opportunities to network in the professional world.
  3. They are often flexible and fit around your study commitments and extracurricular activities.


For international students looking to pursue a graduate role in the UK after completing their studies, part-time roles may be especially beneficial in enhancing the quality of your CV. To understand more about part-time roles from an international student perspective, read more here.


If you also want to reap the above-mentioned benefits of a part-time job, be sure to attend the Part-Time Jobs Fair this February where you will be able to meet various employers from across the Liverpool City Region to find out the part-time opportunities that they have available.


When is the Part-Time Jobs Fair? Who is at the Part-Time Jobs Fair?


The Part-Time Jobs Fair is scheduled for the 1st of February 2022 in the Feel Good February Tipi in Abercromby Square. This is an opportunity for you to meet with local employers that are looking to hire students like you for part-time, temporary and casual roles at their organisation.


Some employers that will be at the fair include Autism Initiatives, Camp Canada, Everton in the Community, Kids Planet, Liverpool Football Club, Jockey Club, Liverpool Guild of Students among many others. You can check the complete list of employers who will be present at the Part-Time Jobs Fair here.


How to Maximise Your Part-Time Jobs Fair Visit?


Realistically, it may not be possible for you to meet with every employer that will be there at the Fair. In order to make the most out of your visit, it might be helpful to check the full list of employers at the Part-Time Jobs Fair and shortlist the top 5-7 employers that interest you the most.


You can shortlist the organisations by researching what kind of part-time job roles they typically offer and if it matches your skill set and interest area. For example, if working part-time in the retail sector interests you, B&M and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. might be good employers to have a chat with at the Fair. Your shortlisting criteria can also include the kind of industry that you are interested in. For example, if you are interested in football, you might find part-time job with Everton in the Community or Liverpool Football Club as a rewarding role for yourself.


What Questions to Ask Employers at the Part-Time Jobs Fair?


After you have done your research, you may have questions that cannot be answered through the organisation’s website and social media pages. You can then use the Fair as an opportunity to fill any gaps in your knowledge by directly asking these employers any question that you have.


Some other questions that are good to ask employers at the Part-Time Jobs Fair are as follows:


  1. What is a typical day like in a part-time role at your organisation?
  2. What do you look for in a part-time role applicant?
  3. What kind of training is offered in a part-time role at your organisation?


How to Prepare a Part-Time Jobs CV?

While it is important to tailor your CV to the part-time role you are applying to, you can still prepare speculative CVs for any employers that are looking to hire students at the Part-Time Jobs Fair. You can still tailor your CVs to specific industries like hospitality and catering, retail marketing, warehousing among others.


When thinking of writing a part-time role CV, some general skills that you can use on your part-time CV include the following:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time-management skills
  • Multitasking
  • Customer service skills
  • Leadership abilities

For more tips on how to prepare a part-time jobs CV, you can check this resource on Handshake.


For international students looking to work part-time, it is important to remember the visa restrictions on working while studying. You must check your visa to find out how many hours in a week you are permitted to work. In case of any questions around your visa conditions, it is recommended to contact the International Advice and Guidance team for a confidential one-to-one appointment.


For more support in looking for part-time roles and making effective applications, visit the Career Studio anytime on a weekday between 10am and 5pm.

University of Liverpool Part-Time Jobs Fair - Click here to find out more!


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