OnlyUncle - supporting students as well as the local economy
(PRWEB UK) 31 October 2012
The People’s website has just launched its ‘Support Uni Life’ campaign in an effort to help students alleviate financial concerns and focus on their education.
Jordon Jones, is one of thousands of students in the UK who are faced with the formidable task of completing their academic studies while making ends meet.
Jordon shares his personal story:
“Over the summer, knowing that I would be starting a full-time Masters course in Occupational Psychology at the University of Surrey this September, I struggled to find the work that I would desperately need to fund my way through this academic year at Uni. Initially I applied for waiter and sales assistant jobs in the area; what I would imagine for most people is their first port of call for part-time work. The reality was that there were very few opportunities available, and any jobs going were highly contested. I can’t say I’m surprised, what with the current economic climate and increased living costs in this country.
Then I changed my approach, and started to broaden my options by searching online. I eventually came across promotional positions and decided to apply to as many as I could to increase my prospects. Chief among these opportunities was a recruiter position offered by OnlyUncle, and I was swiftly approached by them to come onboard and help them promote OnlyUncle’s website. I was overjoyed to have finally found some work! Then I started thinking, after I had learned more about the business and what my responsibilities would be, that this is an opportunity that all students should be aware of.
Essentially, the role of promoting OnlyUncle consists mainly of using Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to small businesses. This resonated highly with me as a student; I spend far too much time on Facebook as it is, so it makes sense that you might as well make some money while procrastinating from studying! Aside from this benefit, it really feels like I’m working towards making a tangible difference in the lives of small business owners by telling them about the opportunity to more effectively market themselves, and that’s pretty rewarding. Plus, I’m adding to my CV by showing that I have organisational and communication skills – things that I really want to plug to future employers to help me get ahead of the game when going to interviews.
However, there is one truly great thing about this job that needs to be emphasised. It doesn’t interfere with my studies in the slightest. I don’t have to take much time and effort out of my day to travel to work, it isn’t physically demanding in any way, and I can choose when I want to promote OnlyUncle. Stress isn’t a factor in this role, and I am so glad that is the case since my uni work keeps me rather busy anyway. OnlyUncle’s ‘Support Uni Life’ campaign is a brilliant opportunity to make some really effortless cash because the amount of work I put in is directly related to how much money I earn due to their generous commission-based pay, and that is really helpful when I know that some days I will need to concentrate on getting an essay finished. For all these reasons, I would recommend any student to get involved like I did”!
Founder of OnlyUncle, Vinny Hira stated “One of the greatest resources we possess in the UK is our students. They too have been hit hard by rising tuitions, the down turn in the economy and a shortage of income opportunities to sustain their education. In light of this situation, we decided to extend our promotional campaign to students. It’s also a great way for young people to make a difference for their communities and earn an income”.
If you would like to arrange an interview with MD Vinny Hira or require any further information, please contact Paul DeCouto. Tel: 0871 218 0711. Email: pauldecouto(at)onlyuncle(dot)com