What matters more in a part-time job? Length or Hours?

gopz

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Dec 27, 2014
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Hi guys,

I'm a first year student at a Canadian university, and I'm planning on applying to US med/dent schools. I was wondering if the hours worked matter more than the length of time that I worked at a particular job? If this is the case, would then, for example, it be fine if I worked at a job for only a few months but accumulated a few hundred hours? Or would adcoms assume I haven't committed enough to the job since I only worked there for a few months, despite the large amount of hours?

Sorry if my question sounds confusing...

Thanks for the help
 

ConfusedChemist

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Aug 5, 2014
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Re-read your post out-loud and realize how neurotic and ridiculous it sounds.

They really don't care to over-analyze your application that much.
 
May 15, 2016
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From a job I think Muhammed said something very noteworthy, depending on your job, have you accomplished, developed, or learned anything of value that would get you closer towards your goals in the healthcare field? It might quite simply be developing the ability to work in a (team-based?) environment? Or learning how to communicate to your co-workers more efficiently? Focus on what you have gained from the experience, and avoid the monetary aspect.
 

redhotchiligochu

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Like some people said, length or hours don't mean much. (High) pay is cool, but bringing up money could be an issue during an interview. IMO what matters most is the experience and your committment/leadership in that role.