Potential employers are always impressed by those who are seeking work while studying. Many of the students at TrainSmart Australia have managed to secure jobs while learning.Employers also look favourably on those studying while also working as it demonstrates someone who is well-rounded and who wants to progress within their career. Remember at the moment companies receive dozens of applications for each job advertised and it is important to stand out from the rest. Potential employers are impressed at these individuals who have the drive and initiative to study and are open to learning more skills and yes make sure you highlight your studies on your CV as it sets you apart. Remember these days you have to go that extra mile to attract the attention of recruiters in your job search. Research has revealed that people who study and work at the same time are more organized and better planners which means they are efficient at prioritising so they can meet day to day deadlines. Effective time management skills are great attributes. One such person who has just managed to secure a job while studying at the same time is Leanne Pearson who is a TrainSmart student and just 21 years old. Leanne is studying for a Diploma of Business Administration and is half-way through her year-long course and has just landed a job. “I am currently working in the office of a truck haulage company in Brisbane. I was very nervous during my interview but the Human Resources Manager was really interested in my studies. I know they saw that as a positive and it definitely helped me to secure the role”. Leanne says she hopes to stay with the company for a long time as she can see plenty of openings for career progression. It just goes to prove that you shouldn’t put off applying for jobs even when you are studying.