How to Make Online Jobs Appealing to College Students

By Kylie Exline on October 25, 2016

If you are looking to appeal to a wide range of students for online jobs, then there are a few things to keep in mind. Information such as the hours required, the pros vs. cons, and what the job actually entails are all vital pieces to the puzzle.

To get the word out for the job opening, consider the expectations of the students; basically, be honest and include a lot of the positive end results of the job.

To discover how to appeal to college students, continue reading below.

Expand on the flexibility

The main component of an online job is that you can literally work from anywhere you would like for the day. This can include your home, college campus, or the park — as long as there is Wi-Fi of course. This also means that you can wear PJ’s and slippers, all while eating Nutella straight out of the jar, no shame.

These reasons appease college students everywhere for various reasons, including that we are all aware of the technological age among us. This digital era exemplifies the importance of not just being involved on the progressive movement, but also understanding the flexibility offered.

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If there is one thing we always wish we had more of, besides money, it is time. With online jobs, we are capable of better organizing our lives, securing an agenda, and using our hours that work best to our abilities. If you focus on this facet, then you should have college students worldwide running to work for your company or business. So be prepared.

Highlight the benefits

A major part of any job are the benefits that come with it. You know, the 401K, and all insurance relations — the real adulting stuff. This is always vital because this is what we look for when accepting real life jobs and moving on into our career field. At least we hope that these are all offered.

Benefits include paid leave and vacation time as well. Now, since this job is online, things operate a little differently. So the hours are obviously different, as is the time that you get off. Just be upfront with the student and this way nothing will come as a surprise to them later on down the road. That is always the best case.

More self-evident benefits include if you lack transportation, it is not an issue. Then there is if you have children, you can stay home with them. Plus, it grants you the availability to have multiple jobs if you so desire and there is time on your end of course. Basically, this job grants you various benefits, including the more obvious ones, as well as the ones you may not have given much thought beforehand.

Spread the opportunity

Another aspect that is of importance with job searching is being aware in the first place of the availability and job opening. In order to get the word out, you can post the position on normal vocational sites and email listings. You can also use social media to your advantage, which you should. As mentioned before, the digital age is imperative, and it is better to be on technology’s side rather than going against it.

If your main audience is college students, then you have to be willing to capture their attention in a way that appeals to them. In other words, you can make use of bulletin boards, general postings, and in-person opportunities. If you know of friends or people in search of a job, then use your voice and share the wealthy knowledge. You are a good person for it.

Spreading the opportunity also means that you are willing to maybe accept college students even if their resume is not superb. In other words, you should grant them the same opportunities even if they lack some skills when comparing them. When and if you interview them, just try to be open-minded, because to some, having an online job is unheard of and foreign. An optimistic attitude couldn’t hurt either.

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If you are looking for college students to work for your online site or business, then there are a few things you should know that we look for. This includes, but is not limited to, having flexible hours, focusing on the many benefits offered, and spreading the opportunities that exist every chance that you get.

There are not many things that appeal to college students besides “free” and “pizza,” but online jobs may be on the rise in future months. Just remember to inform and not intimidate, and you should have applications flooding in.

By Kylie Exline

Uloop Writer
Florida State University
Editing, Writing & Media. FSU// Go Noles! Class of 2016.

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