Life after your Degree
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Vacation and part-time jobs: working in a fast-food chain may not seem to you to be the most inspiring work, but the experience will allow you to show that you have acquired marketable skills, such as working as a member of a team, often under pressure and with a strong element of customer service. No job is too lowly to be included in your career file, as each new experience will have given you skills that you can highlight on your CV. If you make a note at the time of the tasks you have undertaken, you will be ready to talk persuasively at interview about what you have gained from your part-time work as an undergraduate. Of course, you do not have to ignore your possible career prospects just because you have to earn money. It might be easy to get a job in a fast-food chain or a local pub or club, but, as was explored in Chapter 6, you might be better paid working in other areas, such as in a call centre or office. The vacations also offer you the chance to take on more challenging work, perhaps related to the career you hope to enter once you graduate, and it is useful to be able to mention all your part-time work in your CV but then to focus in some detail on one really interesting job.
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