It’s no surprise that finding a part-time job is at the top of most students to-do list, but finding one that can work well with a class schedule can be tough.

Located in the Pirtle Technology Building Room T-128, Career Services offers many resources that can help students snag that perfect job.

Career Services can help students find jobs on and off campus, without having to travel far.

“There is an online job database called Apache Jobs, which can be accessed through the Tyler Junior College website. There are part-time and full-time jobs off campus,” said Annie Lan, Career Services specialist.

There are also many employers that are currently hiring or accepting applications in the area.

“One job that I can think of is Academy Sports & Outdoors. They were at the fall actives fair. They are really active on campus,” said Lan.

Recently, Career Services has helped students find jobs not only on campus, but off campus as well.

” I went down to Career Services looking for a part-time job this year,” said LaToya Johnson, education major. “I saw a posting for East Texas Medical Center, so I applied and got hired.”

It can be hard competing for jobs with non-students. However, employers look for people that can best fit their company needs.

“Employers are looking for any and everything,” said Lan. ” They are looking for flexibility, people who show incentive, are dependable and are going to be there for the employer.”

Many students find it difficult to find employers who are willing to hire them, because of their past experienceswith students.

“It’s hard to find a good part- time job, but stay persistent. Call and bug them if you have to,” said Johnson.”Show them you want the job.”

Students shouldn’t dwell on the complications of their school schedule. Career Services can help find the perfect fit.

“A lot of employers are very flexible, and working on campus is very flexible. Know your schedule, what obligations you have. Ask if they can work with your schedule,” said Lan Students also need to know a few tips that can help them find the right job. “Know something about the job you’re applying for and have a resume or basic information sheet ready. Prepare for the interview,” Lan said.

There are many job fairs and events on and off campus that students can attend to help them in their search.

“Get in touch with the local workforce center. They provide many services that help people get in touch with local employers,” said Lan.

TJC, in co-sponsorship with the East Texas Workforce Center, is having an upcoming job fair Thursday in Tyler. It will be held at the East Texas Workforce Center from 9 a.m. until noon.

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