Many students will face a lot of competition in the job market when they leave university. For this purpose, they are looking to improve their skills, knowledge, expand their experience, or build new connections. The good news is that thanks to the internet, you will find a lot of opportunities online that are accessible at any time that suits your schedule. In this article, we have compiled four great ways students can use to work towards building new skills.
Work as a Customer Support Agent
If you’re fluent in English, for example, many sites offer opportunities to work part-time and help people solve their questions or problems related to the site. You can provide your support via email or chat feature on the site, even though there are many sites that also provide phone-based support.
Based on your knowledge and spare time, you can certainly find a position that works for you. On the other hand, you will improve your soft-skills, time-management skills, and, most importantly, you will learn how to deal with different customers.
Freelance Gigs for Computer Engineers
If you’re a student from a top university like the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, you’ll be glad to know that there are many sites that offer freelance gigs for computer engineers, such as Upwork, Freelancer, Envato Studio, Toptal among others. This is a good option for students who have developed a portfolio of their work.
But, also, if you need to gain more experience and skills, then check out sites like AngelList, SimplyHired, Nodesk. There are internships that are unpaid, but still, it is a valuable opportunity to develop new skills, build your portfolio, and expand your connections.
Work as a Virtual Assistant
This is a great first job as you will learn many different aspects related to one business. For this job position, you need to be organized, tech-savvy, and able to provide technical administrative or creative assistance. It’s good to choose a sector that you’re already experienced with, like marketing, web design, for example.
In fact, many Virtual Assistants provide web-design, PR, administrative, marketing, and other services. Hence, you will find a lot of possibilities to improve your knowledge and learn new skills. But, you should know that you need to be available at certain hours during the week, so make sure you have the time to complete your assignments and work-related tasks.