What was your last summer job like back in high school or grad school? Scooping ice cream or making burgers or man a checkout line!? Or maybe it was packing groceries or waiting tables?
But here is news for you, with the emergence of the gig industry along with offering a plethora of unique job propositions on demand, the collection of crops for the current day college student job seeker or teen wanting to make a few extra cash while they back for their summer holidays has changed for the better.
What is the gig economy and how is it changing the job market?
By the word gig we mean the short and temporary positions for independent workers. Several of these gigs involve peer-to-peer sharing services much like Uber, Fiverr, TaskRabbit, Postmates and much more.
As a modern day consumer you must be well acquainted with these applications, but what we fail to realize that these are great sources for income whether as side gig or even as the main source of income.
The reason more and more college students are getting involved in these gig-based activities is due to the fact that they offer independence and flexibility along with being a sharing economy which a great source to fill their pockets within the short span of time of the summer months.
There are more than the just the financial aspects for the growing popularity of these sources.
For instance, having the ability to make our own work hours is much better than having to beg your co-workers at the mall to exchange their shifts with you because you have a date or some other obligation to attend to.
The Wall Street Journal puts it the best by saying that student now no longer need to sell themselves to the managers or neighbours with the emergence of the gig economy. That is because the on demand jobs are largely about their own asking.
The most popular jobs sought after by MBA College students are the following:
- Freelance writing
- Freelance designing
- Seamstress or tailor
- Webcomic artist
- Photographer/video grapher
- Proof reader
- Car wash
- Pool cleaner
- Hotel housekeeper
- Social media manager
- Online tutor
- Data entry officer
These were the most in demand jobs sought after by college students during the summer. Whatever you may choose to do make sure you let your recruiter know that you will be working seasonally only, otherwise a sudden mid-month resignation may give him a few unnecessary headaches.