As a college student, you’re probably short on cash with free time to spare. Finding a part-time job, especially with no experience, can be challenging, but it’s worth it to help you pay for textbooks or enjoy the luxury of occasionally eating at a restaurant instead of using your campus meal plan.
Job boards such as Indeed and Snagajob frequently list part-time jobs, but what type of job should you search for? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best “no experience needed” jobs for college students and where you can find them.
Work From Home/Remote Jobs
1. Social media assistant
You grew up with social media, so posting content is almost as easy as breathing. Many business owners didn’t have that experience and find social media overwhelming, so you can really cash in on this skill.
2. Graphic designer
If you have an eye for design (bonus points if it’s your major), you can find good-paying jobs as a graphic designer. It helps to have a portfolio that showcases your work. You can use designs you’ve done in class or you can create a few from scratch.
3. Virtual assistant
Virtual assistants help business owners or executives with day-to-day tasks such as checking emails, scheduling meetings, and making phone calls. This is by far one of the best and the easiest remote job with generally no experience needed and can be easily balanced with the school.
A receptionist greets customers and supports the office staff. You’ll do things such as answer the phone, make copies, and schedule appointments.
5. Hotel night auditor
This is a great job for night owls, and you’re likely to have a lot of down-time to do homework. Night auditors man the front desk and provide customer service as needed to guests.
6. Customer service representative
Customer service reps help customers with any questions or complaints they may have, either by phone or online.
Signing up for a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft or doing delivery driving are great part-time job options for college students. Restaurants and companies such as Amazon are always looking for people to help them get deliveries out faster. This job is in high demand right now because of COVID-19. Amazon has pledged to hire 100,000 new workers to meet the demand for deliveries.
8. Dog walker
Dog walking is a perfect job for pet lovers and people who can’t imagine spending all day behind a desk. Get out in the sunshine with a furry friend and make some money.
If you’re great with kids, babysitting is a perfect choice for a fun, flexible part-time job.
10. Restaurant jobs
Whether you’re best suited to hosting, serving, cooking, or being a barista, restaurants are a great option for flexible jobs that don’t require prior experience.
Where to look: Craigslist, Indeed, or Edizeven.
Other Helpful Resources
1. Read company reviews and find salary information on Glassdoor.
2. Learn new skills for free on Coursera.
3. Create a free online portfolio to share your designs or writing samples with potential employers.
4. If you can only work during the summer, check out CoolWorks for seasonal jobs in beautiful places.
5. TaskRabbit lets you get paid for individual tasks such as running errands or repairing a leaky faucet. 6.
And when you have managed to land a job, then once in a while, just relax. Eat, drink, and enjoy some movies!