Ways of working
There are different ways to work
Work doesn’t just mean having a paid 9 to 5 job. Work doesn’t have to be full-time, paid or permanent and you don’t even have to work for someone else.
Your job could be:
- full-time or part-time
- permanent or temporary
- 9 to 5 or shift work
- paid or voluntary
- employed or self-employed
- homeworking, working in an office/organisation, or a combination of both
And don’t forget apprenticeships are jobs, with training.
Which of these will help you achieve your career goal?
- A job with training, such as an apprenticeship.
- Some voluntary work, so you have the work experience needed for a job or training course.
- A part-time job to fit in with full-time study.
- Being self-employed. Do you have the business skills and ideas to be an entrepreneur, to run a business?
Find out more about all these ways of working in the related information section below.
When you start work remember to:
- wear something smart until you know what is acceptable
- be on time
- ask if you are unsure of anything. If you make a mistake, own up
- put your mobile to ‘silent’ and don't use it when you should be working.
- don’t use social networks at work. It is advisable not to put comments on social networks about work or anything you would not like your employer to see
- be friendly and polite.