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blossomcotton

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Part time job in Year 12 (HSC)
« on: September 21, 2019, 05:23:39 pm »
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Hi guys! I hope you are all doing well.

I am wondering whether a part time job in the HSC year is a good idea or not? I will be doing 12 units in Year 12.
Please give me advice if I should get a job or not?

Thank you!

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Re: Part time job in Year 12 (HSC)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 05:55:14 pm »
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Hi guys! I hope you are all doing well.

I am wondering whether a part time job in the HSC year is a good idea or not? I will be doing 12 units in Year 12.
Please give me advice if I should get a job or not?

Thank you!

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Hi blossomcotton! ;D

I think it is personally up to you.

I think that a part time job during the HSC can be a good thing to have, but depending on what subjects you do, other commitments and the workload you will be getting. The reason I think it's a good idea is because it allows you to have a bit of a break from the HSC (while also getting money :D) and if you apply for early entry programs, they may ask for any previous experience of part time work or leadership. 8)

Furthermore, it will be able to give you some experience to put on your resume for future jobs :D

I found this ATAR Notes article by Jamon, and he shares his experience and the pros and cons of having a part time job during the HSC :D:

https://atarnotes.com/part-time-jobs/

This is just my opinion, I hope this helps! ;D

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Re: Part time job in Year 12 (HSC)
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 05:56:31 pm »
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I guess it depends on your job personally, how many shifts they give you and whether you believe that it is affecting your results in a bad way.

Job, even during year 12, can be really good to save money, get real life experience, socialisation, and to actually get away from the mindset of school for a bit and have that balance. You never know as well, depending on your job, you may want to have a gap year of full time work after school to save money and get experience.

Cons though is that it can be stressful during year 12, have an effect on your time management etc. Work can be really exhausting and can take away a lot of the physical and mental energy it takes to study.

My teacher's rule of thumb is that you should be working no longer than 15 hours per week. Particularly in exam or assignment time this amount should be reduced based on how well you can cope.

Main thing is think about the amount of hours and shifts you get and whether this will affect your schooling. Do you enjoy work, do you really need the money?

If yes, communication with your boss is really important especially during year 12 as your availabilities are going to fluctuate - at the end of the day they are always going to find someone to cover for you.

Personally, I am keeping my casual job, I really enjoy what I do and the people I am surrounded with. The main thing for me is making sure my boss knows that I cannot work more than 15 hours per week and none at all during exams. If you get called in to work, you are allowed to say no! At the start of my job, this was so so hard for me to do, but at the end of the day, you are the one taking the exams and you need to set time for yourself for your studies.

I hope this helps and good luck in making your decision  :D
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Re: Part time job in Year 12 (HSC)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 06:57:34 pm »
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Hey blossomcotton! ;D

Just adding to what I said previously, I came across this website and thought it could be useful for your decision :):

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/education-blogs/student-life/part-time-study-pros-and-cons

Hope this helps inform your decision! :D

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Re: Part time job in Year 12 (HSC)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 08:07:58 pm »
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A job may give you something else to focus on other than your studies (all the time), and the savings will definitely be an incentive. I plan to keep my job because I really enjoy it and it makes me so happy. It is the highlight of my week, so I am going to find a way to fit it in because I love the girl I work for and all the fun we have. (I am an NDIS support worker.) My hours are super flexible so it is suited to studying.

I think it depends on your own preference and whether you think it will distract you from study or force you to be organised. Best of luck!
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