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Sometimes work is just one of those things that you don’t want to deal with. Many students are employed at hotels, restaurants, or other service-industry firms, but can’t decide how they will “make it to the top” with that particular company. Some students do not want a part-time job because they consider such work useless if it’s not in their field of study. However, having any type of job can and will be positive for you in the long run!

College AND a Job? I Don’t Think So!

If you are anything like most students, then you find college life demanding. With three papers due around the same time, two tests on the same day, responses and research to squeeze into your already-condensed weeks, not to mention actually having a life, it can be hard to manage a part-time job as well. But great life skills can be learned from having a part-time job in college.

1) Time Management Skills

Having a part-time job while going to school will teach you how to manage your time wisely. Balancing school and work on a daily basis will teach you how to meet deadlines in a fast-paced schedule. Every employer likes to see some skill at multi-tasking.

2) It Looks GREAT on a Résumé

Your résumé is your first step toward getting your “dream job.” Employers like to see a résumé that shows at least some work experience, indicating that you are familiar with the “do’s and don’ts” of the work environment. An employer will almost certainly hire a candidate with some kind of work experience over a candidate who has never worked in his or her life.

3) Networking

Having a job is one of the best ways to network yourself and your abilities in the professional world. Networking will help you find a job that you love!

How to Reduce the Stress of College Life

Students often get overwhelmed with studying, doing homework, and living on financial aid.

Here are some tips to help reduce that stress and enjoy your college experience!


One of the best ways to ease your burden of stress is to move around during the day.

  • Use some time to focus on the now
  • Close your eyes and take deep breaths.
  • Eat lunch outside.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Stretch.

Organize Your Life

Your school stress can be eased by getting control over your tasks. Are you feeling overwhelmed with assignments? Is your productivity slipping? The more organized you can get, the better you will be at accomplishing your goals. If you get stuff done, then you will feel better about yourself and better about work.

Make Some Friends

The laughter, conversation, and companionship of friendship will help you enjoy your time. So find somebody with whom you can swap e-mail, joke around, or go out for lunch.

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Secret Ingredients

We know getting the perfect job can be one tough nut to crack. Luckily, the secret to your success is right here in Troup County, where you’ll find a wide range of career opportunities. And we’re here to serve you with a large helping of job openings, tips and resources. Stay positive - there are plenty of employers out there looking for one smart cookie just like you!

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