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Types of Part-Time Jobs for Students in Bangladesh

A part-time job is basically a job that requires fewer working hours per week than a normal or full-time job. Generally, these jobs are shift based which is rotational in most cases. In addition, someone is considered a part-time employee if they work less than 30 hours a week. Usually people work part-time when they couldn’t get a full-time job and while attending school, college or university, and simply by personal preference. Depending on the types, working hours and other job preferences, one thing is for sure that students are one of the most enthusiastic candidates for part-times jobs.

Unlike developed countries, part-time jobs for students in Bangladesh are limited to some extent. But there exist some good sectors in our country where students can work part time. Again, due to technological and economic development and expansion of trade and commerce, new job sectors are gradually emerging. At the same time, students are getting more part-time job opportunities day-by-day. Here in this article, we have picked some excellent types of part-time jobs in our country that will help you to become financially stable in student-life.

Best part-time job sectors for students in Bangladesh:

1. Tutoring Jobs

Tutoring is the most popular part-time job among the students in our country. Perhaps most students at the college or university level work as private tutors since it’s an easy way to earn money. Basically, tutoring jobs for students are of two types – home tutor and part-time tutor in coaching centers and schools. The flexibility of these jobs has made them so interesting. You can go for the tuition at your convenient time at an hourly rate. The salary of tutoring jobs varies depending on the subject and the class of teaching. Personal communication is the primary way to get tuition. In the early stages, you can be well acquainted as a private tutor by doing home tuitions. You can also contact any nearby coaching center or school directly. Your academic background will be very helpful in this case. Another great benefit of part-time tutoring is that you can get the opportunity to not just share your knowledge but to retain and strengthen your previously learned lessons.

2. NGO

There is a huge opportunity for part-time jobs in NGOs in Bangladesh. A large number of NGOs working on issues like children, women, environment, human rights etc countrywide. Through their various projects, poor and disabled children in the society are getting primary education and learn to do handicrafts, drawings, songs, and even technical works. And many such programs of NGOs provide a good opportunity for part-time jobs. In addition, NGOs employ part-time workers in different field works. These field works include conducting surveys, social development, adult education, sanitation, sex education, etc. Students can find the available part-time jobs in these NGOs through newspaper advertisement or direct contact. At first you may not get much money by working part time in these organizations. But in these cases, you will get training along with a certificate as the evidence of work experience. Both this certification and experience are useful in later job search.

3. Shopping Center, Stores & Restaurants

Usually in shopping centers or in various retail stores, fashion houses, chain shops, brand showrooms there are very good opportunities for part-time jobs as a sales executive and in customer services. Again, many people work part-time as waiters in restaurants. In these cases, often the main task is to increase the sales of the product or service of the outlet. As a result, there are commissions on sales along with salary and the opportunity to work overtime. Thus, students can earn a good amount of money per month by working 4-5 hours a day in such markets. The biggest advantage is that these jobs also have the opportunity to choose the convenient times. Apart from this, different month-long fairs such as – trade fair, book fair, tree fair etc. also facilitate part-time job opportunities. In these functions, college and university students can get part-time or contract jobs as a sales assistant on a priority basis.

4. Call Center Operator

Mobile phone operator companies of the country and other foreign outsourcing firms are offering many part-time job opportunities in their call centers for university students. These call centers provide a variety of customer support. Students are more likely to be employed in the call centers as a large manpower is needed there. Actually, students with good communication skills and patience, who speak fluently through standard pronunciation, can easily get a part-time job in call centers. In general, there are 3 working shifts in call centers and each shift lasts for 8 hours. Thus, students can work part-time here at their convenience.

5. Ride Sharing & Delivery Services

Nowadays ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao have become very popular in Bangladesh. As you can ride through these platforms, you can earn money by becoming a rider yourself. There are also many parcel and food delivery services that employ freelance delivery personnel. And with the increasing number of e-commerce services in the country, the demand for deliverymen is also increasing. Thanks to all these growing services, working as a part-time driver has become easier than ever. Thus, one of these part-time jobs is very easy to find for students with driving skills and a motorbike. Part-time ride sharing and food delivery jobs are now more popular among students because of their flexibility.

6. Event & Campaign Management

Many companies now organize various campaigns and events to promote their products or services. Especially, different products selling companies conduct multiple campaigns throughout the year. Usually each of these events and campaigns lasts for days, weeks or months. And all these events and campaigns create a great opportunity for part-time jobs. Actually, the companies contractually hire smart and young people for managing any particular campaigns. Thus, in most cases, college and university students get priority for these part-time or contract jobs.

7. Photography

Yes, your passion can turn into your profession. At present, photography is a very fascinating and demanding profession. If you have a camera and are good at photography, you can become a freelance photographer. Nowadays many students work part-time as photographers at various events and functions. Many studios and event management firms also hire part-time and contract photographers. Students can work as part time photographers in these firms and studios if they want. Again, there are a large number of news agencies in our country and they often offer part-time jobs as photographers. Students with potential photographic skills can definitely grab these opportunities.

8. Research Assistant

Government and non-government research institutes and development agencies of the country conduct various researches throughout the year as part of different projects. These researches and studies require a good number of data collectors or research assistants. Generally, the research conducting institutes hire university students as research assistants for these one-time jobs. As a result, students can get excellent part-time job opportunities through their projects. Under these research projects, institutions will provide training and certification to the recruits. Therefore, working part-time as a research assistant can be a valuable experience in strengthening your future resume.

9. Online Part-Time Jobs

Due to the advancement of technology, the number of online based jobs is increasing rapidly. At present, outsourcing is a popular choice among the youth worldwide. The numbers of freelancers in our country as well as the opportunities for various online based jobs have now increased tremendously. As a result, students can find a huge number of part-time jobs in different online marketplaces. Freelancing jobs include software development, website development and design, mobile apps & games building, data entry, graphic designing, digital designing, support services, etc. Apart from these, some other demanding online jobs include digital marketing & social-media marketing, search engine optimization, content writing, blogging and video editing. If you are skilled in any of these fields, you can work part time online. Many students first start working online after receiving training in their preferred field and gradually become experienced freelancers. Then it becomes an excellent part-time job for them to earn money.

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Anaet Ullah Biswas

Student | Business Administration,

Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University.

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 

Police

 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 

NSI

 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    

SP And OC

An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       

PBI

 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 

CID

Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

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Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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10 Career Mistakes I Wish To Never Make

Making a good career is not a joke. Everyone has to work hard to make a good career. It’s not a normal way and not also what everyone expects. People make a lot of mistakes when they built up their career. These mistakes are almost common. They are:

Assuming a linear career

The first mistake they make is an assumption. The assumption is really bad and they collectively assume a lot of things without even asking or researching. One of those assumptions is that careers progress linearly. They think that they will make an internship after education and get a job. After 3 years of job, they will become a low-level manager and after a few years, they will move to a company which will provide them a better salary. But there is no guaranty of becoming a low-level manager within 3 years or getting a high salary in another company. It can easily take more time what everyone never thinks.

Prioritizing money

When everyone enters into their career their main attention goes to money. They become crazy to earn money. But only earning money is not the main thing to build a good career. They have to learn new things, making experiences, adding value to other people’s lives. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to earn money. It means to earn much money that they need and spend the rest of their time increasing their skills. If they are experts in the management side but they have no idea about marketing and then they somehow lose their management job and involve in the marketing side, their career will be in threat. So, they need to gather knowledge about other things while earning money.

Wasting time

Time is the most valuable thing in shaping up a career. But most people of this generation waste them a lot by using the internet or watching tv or pointless shopping or leisure activity. Though entertainment is important in life it doesn’t mean that they have to waste every free minute they have. They can use their free time by developing their career. They can do something which can make them an expert.

Choosing a job over an industry

After completing education, they try to find a job in every type of industry. They find a different job but in most of the cases, they don’t find their interesting job. Because the industry has different jobs. Less interest makes the job uncomfortable for them. Then most people try to find a new job which makes them retreat. Cause they have given time in one job and they have to give time a lot in the new one. So, everyone should choose an industry where they can find a suitable job.

Getting comfortable

After working hard a few times they think that it’s time to take a rest for some time and then they make one of the biggest mistakes. No one is safe. Cause life is a competition. If they take rest for a while their rivals who are eagerly waiting for that scope will make the best use of this. So they never have to feel comfortable. They have to work hard a lot to make themselves successful. After gaining success there has no time even to waste. Working is the only thing to make a successful career.

Not asking for things

Every job is attached to the business sector in one way or another. So other people will try to take their spot, push them over or mess up their career. Even in this way they can find that their career has been destroyed. The main problem is that people are shy about asking anything. Asking logical things is the right of an employee. If they want to work on any other thing they have to ask. If they want to increase their salary they also have to ask. Cause no one will give them anything for free.

Not following your interest

There are two types of people. One type of people who follow their own passion and others do not. If they don’t follow their passion they can easily lose interest. As like one is expert in both management site and marketing site but his passion is management. If he works in a marketing site he will lose his interest gradually. It is only for passion. Some people say that they don’t follow their passion. Surely, they will suffer a lot in their career. Cause if they have a passion for something they can’t do the other things with a little bit of interest.

Not listening to people

When people complete their education, the biggest mistake they make is they think they are mature enough to make decisions. They don’t listen to those people who have experienced them. Experienced people can tell them the scope, danger, probability of a specific job. They also can say which jobs will give them future security and which not. But the main problem is they don’t even try to listen to them and in the path of their career, they struggle.

Wanting too much, too quickly

While building a career, everyone has to keep patience. Because a career doesn’t follow a linear line. They can’t leap from zero to top within one day or make a giant leap. But everyone thinks that they can become successful overnight. This is too much wanting. Building a career will take a lot of time. Then there are always ups and downs. They have to overcome these. Keeping wants easy and slowly gaining everything will make their career-best.

Not asking for help

Though they can be an expert in one subject but not perfectly. They need more knowledge. But the problem is when they think they are experts, arrogance raises up in their minds. They think that why should they consult with a matter that they know well. In this way, they make bad decisions which hamper their career. So, when making any decision, they have to consult with their colleagues.

If these 10 mistakes everybody can lessen in their life, they can make a better way to build up a good career.

Sources: theladders.com, observer.com, (Darius Foroux’s Confession)

Written by
Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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