Landing a Part-time Job

Landing a Part-Time Job

When employers recruit new college graduates, they look beyond a student’s major for a skillset. Part-time jobs offer unique benefits, such as building your resume. Part-time jobs provide an opportunity to develop new skills and competencies that complement classroom learning and can be highlighted in future job searches or the graduate school application process.

Career Center Resources

The Career Center connects students with both on- and off-campus part-time jobs.

Student Employment Listings

Job listings are posted by a wide range of employment sectors, such as business/industry, government, non-profit, and private citizens who wish to hire students.

SeminoleLink

Find and apply for part-time opportunities, both on- or off-campus, through your SeminoleLink account.

Part-Time Job Fair

The Part-Time Job Fair is held each fall and spring for the purpose of connecting local employers, both on- and off-campus, with FSU students seeking paid part-time opportunities. Many employers bring applications and interview students for open positions during the Part-Time Job Fair, so we encourage students to come prepared!

Finding a Part-Time Job On-Campus

On-campus employment often offers flexibility with your academic class schedule and aligns with University holiday closure schedules. Additionally, working on campus is a great way to keep your parking space!

Office of Human Resources

The Florida State University Office of Human Resources advertises most available on-campus part-time jobs campus-wide within the different colleges, schools, departments, institutes, and administrative units. Visit www.jobs.fsu.edu , select “Browse Job Opportunities,” and then select “Temporary & Student Jobs.”

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

ACE hires peer tutors to support FSU students who are looking for additional help with course material, as well as organizational and time management skills.

Campus Dish

Campus Dish hires employees that work in all Seminole Dining locations (including Chilis, Starbucks, and Chick-fil-A) and Catering Services across campus for everything from student managers to dish-washing staff.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation employs 700+ students in various program areas throughout the school year including Rec Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Facilities, and Outdoor Adventures.

University Libraries

Did you know there are over 8 libraries across campus?!? University Libraries searches for student employees to provide customer service, technology support, reference assistance, security, data entry and more.

Oglesby Union

The Oglesby Union employs ~300 students in a wide variety of positions at the Oglesby Union Complex, Student Activities Center, Askew Student Life Center, Student Services Building, and FSU Flying High Circus. The Oglesby Union hires FSU students in April, July, and November of every year to serve in a number of support roles.

The Phone Center

The Phone Center employs nearly 70 students who work year-round providing information to the thousands of members of the Florida State University community while offering them an opportunity to support the University’s academic future.

University Housing

University Housing has many employment opportunities for students offered throughout the year. Some jobs are time sensitive and others have rolling applications throughout the year including: Receptionist, Night Staff, Conference Assistant, and Resident Assistant.

Finding a Part-Time Job in the Greater Tallahassee Area

“Finding a Part-Time Job in the Greater Tallahassee Area”

Off-campus employment offers jobs relevant to your major or intended career path.  Tallahassee is home to a variety of employers across industries including government, education, engineering, healthcare, and private corporations.  As a result, there are numerous part-time employment opportunities available in our state capital.

Career Center Resources

The Career Center maintains an in-person, and online, library of career resources. If you are unsure about how to begin your employment search, these guides will serve as your roadmap to the working world.

About our Region

In Tallahassee/Leon County, the area’s largest employers are ranked annually by the Economic Development Council.  This list of the area’s major employers provides helpful leads for beginning your part-time employment search. Reviewing the companies included on the list and seek out applicant information from employers you are interested in is a great way to get familiar with the type of opportunities available in our regions - 

Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County

City of Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee has numerous opportunities throughout the year so check back for the latest information. The City also offers information to help applicants move successfully through the on-line job application process. Applicants are require to apply on-line.

Employ Florida

Employ Florida links all of Florida's state and local workforce services and resources through the partnership of the Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida, Inc. There are 24 Local Workforce Development Areas and nearly 100 CareerSource Centers located statewide offering in-person, one-on-one personalized assistance to job seekers.

When searching for a part-time position on this database, use the “Advanced Job Search” tab to apply the “Part-Time (Less than 30 Hours)” filter, found under the “General Job Order Criteria” section.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

The Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) Office of Human Resources is a full-service department that is responsible for providing and addressing a wide range of human resources and personnel related services to the University.

When searching for part-time positions through FAMU, from the HR homepage select “Click here to browse job openings: FAMU Job Openings,” then select “Temporary Job Openings” to search available OPS part-time opportunities available.  Job announcements for vacancies are distributed on Thursday of each week. 

Florida State University

The Florida State University Office of Human Resources advertises part-time jobs campus-wide within the different colleges, schools, departments, institutes, and administrative units.

To search for part-time positions through FSU, visit www.jobs.fsu.edu  , select “Browse Job Opportunities,” and then select “Temporary & Student Jobs.”

Leon County

Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities within a People Focused, Performance Driven culture.

People First

People First is the State of Florida’s self-service, secure, web-based Human Resource information system. You can search jobs by county or region.

 

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is a high performing institution with a reputation for workforce stability. TCC enjoys a workforce where 69% of the faculty and staff have been with the College for five (5) years or more.  When applying for part-time positions at TCC, select “Other Job Opportunities,” then look for “Current OPS Positions” to see part-time opportunities available with TCC.

Job Databases

The FSU Career Center makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted on external websites linked from the FSU Career Center website.

Job seekers are urged to carefully review job postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose social security numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers to unknown employers.

When using a free online job posting database not monitored by the actual hiring organization, job seekers need to be wary of potential fraudulent position postings. Here are some good tips to identify a job that is probably a scam:

  • You must give your credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents - but you get nothing in writing. 
  • You must send payment by wire service or courier. 
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money. 
  • You receive an unexpectedly large check. 

Craigslist

Craigslist is local classifieds and forums.

Indeed

On Indeed, you can search millions of jobs, post your resume, and research companies on the web or mobile in over 50 countries. 

Monster

Monster is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. 

SimplyHired

Simply Hired is a job search engine that collects job listings from all over the web, including company career pages, job boards and niche job websites. Then, similar to major search engines such as Google and Yahoo!, Simply Hired matches and displays relevant jobs to job seekers on the Simply Hired website, mobile app, and numerous partner sites. For the past 3 years, Simply Hired has been named a ‘Top job search website’ by Forbes and PC Magazine.

SnagaJob

America's #1 spot for hourly jobs. Snagajob connects workers with hourly jobs and employers with hourly workers. Snagajob love helping people find jobs they love.

The Tallahassee Democrat (Career Builder)

Partnering with Career Builder, the Tallahassee Democrat allows users to search for diverse job opportunities.  Over the last 20 years, CareerBuilder has been at the forefront of innovation in the recruitment space. From the earliest days as a pioneer in job board technology to currently leading in HR service software, Career Builder helps connect employers to job seekers around the world anytime, anywhere.

WayUp

Founded in September 2014, WayUp describes themselves as the largest website for college students to find part-time jobs & internships, and for recent grads to find full-time entry-level jobs.

Not sure which employers to target?

Visiting The Career Center to meet with a Career Advisor can help you identify potential part-time employers that match your intended career path. 

The classified section of our local newspapers includes job ads from a wide range of employers.

Tallahassee Democrat Classifieds
FSView Classifieds

Government agencies employ workers across many functions, including parks and recreation, after-school programs, business services, libraries, law enforcement, health, and social services.

Leon County Government
State of Florida
City of Tallahassee

Temporary Staffing Agencies are recruiters seeking part-time temporary workers on behalf of other companies. You may want to consider registering with temporary staffing agencies in order to get your foot in the door with local companies. Doing a great job during a temporary gig can often lead to longer-term employment. Completing multiple temporary assignments can provide you with exposure to many different work settings.

Adecco
Kelly Services
Manpower
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Spherion

 

**While The Career Center works diligently to monitor jobs, occasionally postings may occur that are fraudulent.

Here are some good tips to identify a job that is probably a scam:

**You must give your credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents – but you get nothing in writing.
**You must send payment by wire service or courier.
**You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money.
**You receive an unexpectedly large check.

If you view a job posting that matches these characteristics please contact The Career Center at 850-644-9775 or cc-gain-experience@fsu.edu .