When it comes to Persona 5, one of the first things to come to mind for many players is the enormous length of this JRPG. Players looking to beat the main story are looking at possibly 100 hours or more on their first playthrough alone, depending on their playstyle and all that.
If you’re like me and like to do a lot of the optional content like the completely optional part-time jobs, you’re looking at possibly more. If you want to know more about these jobs, you’re in the right place with this Persona 5 jobs guide.
The jobs in Persona 5 are some of the coolest parts of the game as it lets you simulate working at various locations in Japan without all of the stress involved with actually doing so. You get a couple of neat benefits for the game itself in this, too, allowing you to feel like you’re making proper use of your time.
I’ve spent a lot of time with these jobs in my three complete playthroughs of this beloved game, so find out what I learned in this Persona 5 jobs guide.
Bottom Line Up Front
There are four main jobs you can do in Persona 5, which is much fewer than in Persona 4. This is because the four part-time jobs are supplemented by other content that pads out the game, instead.
Here are all of the jobs you can do in Persona 5, each of which has its own set of benefits for the player. Note that these are the same across both Persona 5 and Royal.
- 777 Convenience Store
- Crossroads Bar
- Ore no Beko Beef Bowl Shop
- Rafflesia Flower Shop
Persona 5 Jobs Overview
The beauty (or horror) of being a high school student is exploring every avenue that is available to you. This includes going to school, excelling in education, doing extracurricular activities, and even working a job after school. I don’t know about you but I worked almost the entirety of my high school career.
If this sort of hellish nightmare of being busy all hours of the day is your thing, too, be sure to check out the jobs that Persona 5 offers to you. There are four of these in total that players can participate in. This is less than Persona 4, unfortunately, but it provides some in-game benefits that you shouldn’t miss out on.
Here’s everything you need to know about the four part-time jobs that exist in Persona 5.
What Jobs Do
For starters, there are a few different benefits that you get from doing part-time jobs in Persona 5. These will mostly be familiar to any players who checked out Persona 4 Golden as these benefits overlap quite a bit. However, there is still this mysterious nature to jobs and some of their more secretive benefits you might not know about.
The most obvious benefit of doing a part-time job is the money you get from it. The more you work the job and the better you do at your shifts, the more cash you’ll bring home as Joker. Keep in mind that you are a high school student so the amount you make is relatively underwhelming.
That said, though, part-time jobs are some of the best ways of consistently making dough in Persona 5. This is how players can instantly make some money even when they have nothing to sell, there are no requests for them to do in Mementos, and they don’t want to grind dungeons.
With the money made from shifts at these part-time jobs, you can summon older Personas from the Compendium, fuse together new Personas you’ve never had before, and even strap out your team in new sets of gear for future dungeons. But this is far from the only benefit of doing a part-time job and, honestly, not why I do them.
The second benefit of some part-time jobs is unlocking new Confidants and friends through them. This is one of the most obscure parts of these jobs as some of them will allow you to spend time with a side character who you might not meet otherwise.
This then turns into the chance to get to know them more, which leads to their Confidant ranks, which are the most important optional gameplay aspects of Persona 5. If you are like me and want to max out all of the Confidants as soon as you can, there are some part-time jobs you need to know about.
This sucks, too, because the game doesn’t make it abundantly clear this can happen. Worse still, not all of the jobs will grant you access to these Confidants so you either have to do some guessing work, which wastes time in the real world and in-game or rely on me to help out. Thankfully, I’ve got you covered below on this front.
Social Stat Boosts
Lastly, the final benefit you can get from the part-time jobs in Persona 5 is a boost to your social stats. There are five social stats in the game, and they are as follows:
These stats are crucial for a variety of activities in the game, not least of which is spending time with Confidants. Some of the later Confidant ranks will require higher levels of these stats to continue your relationship with them.
Oftentimes, you’ll also need that higher social stat to progress over a hurdle like being at the top of your class at school. Regardless of what you’re trying to do, for some of the social stats, working a part-time job is one of the most reliable ways of raising these social stats.
Below, I’ll be sure to note which job grants points towards what social stat so you can focus on that particular work for whatever goal you have in mind at this time.
List of All Persona 5 Jobs
Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of all four jobs in Persona 5. I will be sure to cover everything you need to know about them, including any prerequisites you must meet to unlock the job in the first place. I’ll even note the rewards you can get from it and tips for how to make the most of your shifts. After all, some jobs will net you more money for making the right choices. Let’s get started.
777 Convenience Store
This job is the dream of many foreigners who work in Japan, or at least me when I lived in the Land of the Rising Sun for a time. All it is, is working as a cashier at the knock-off version of 7-11 known as 777. It’s a pretty standard job with nothing too crazy to it. As such, it is one of the easiest jobs to begin and work at the same time. It’s mindless but honest work.
How to Unlock This Part-Time Job
Unlocking this part-time job is the easiest out of the ones on this list. All you need to do is to apply to it starting on April 18 when the part-time jobs open up to you in-game. Once you apply, you should be accepted immediately and be able to work from that moment forward.
There are no special social stat requirements or anything like that you need to worry about.
Benefits of Working There
Working at the convenience store is one of the least appealing jobs in terms of both pay and other bonuses. In general, you will get around 2800 yen if you are playing the base game of Persona 5. If you are playing Persona 5 Royal, thankfully, you receive more money per shift in the form of 3500.
Better yet, if a randomly occurring busy shift happens while you work, you will receive extra pay in Persona 5 Royal only in the form of 7400 yen, which is a fair amount. Unfortunately, there are almost no benefits to this job otherwise.
That said, there is a Mementos request that requires you to work at the convenience store. It takes working there three times to proceed with that request, so it’s necessary for that at least.
- The convenience store is the only job that requires you to work during the daytime, so keep that in mind. You won’t be able to work here at night.
- I honestly don’t recommend working this job in the slightest unless you get the Mementos request that involves it. There are better ways to earn money unless you truly have nothing else to do. And even then, you probably have other part-time jobs to work that is better.
- You can find this job at the 777 store on Shibuya Central Street.
The Crossroads Bar is the last job you can unlock timeline-wise in the calendar year and one of the most valuable at the same time. It involves possibly illegally working at a bar in Shinjuku, even though you are underage.
That said, it makes the most money out of any job on this list and it gives some nice social stat bonuses, too, so there is plenty of reason to check this one out if you want a job that will have you skirting the darker side of the law.
How to Unlock
Players will have to wait several months (in-game at least) to unlock the Crossroads bar part-time job. The first day you can possibly begin it is June 24, but there are some other requirements you must first meet. This includes being at least level three in Guts, level three in Kindness, and level four in Proficiency.
And even then, that isn’t enough to start this job. You also need to have begun the Ohya Confidant ranks that also take place in this bar. Once you have done all of these things, you will finally be able to work here; don’t tell anyone.
The benefits are some of the best in the game when it comes to working at the Crossroads bar. In terms of money, players will receive the most per shift out of any job. The base pay in Persona 5 is 5400 yen, while Persona 5 Royal players will get a whopping 7200 yen per shift.
And that is all before, including the random busy shifts in Royal, too. When those happen, players will get an unbelievable 12,000 yen per shift. Talk about some excellent tips.
In addition, there are some social stats that will randomly raise depending on who you deal with that night. There are five randomly chosen customers each shift, and they all represent the five social stats in the game. Each one will give you two points towards the associated stat for them.
- If you are truly strapped for money and have nothing else to do that night, like bonding with a Confidant, working the bar job is the best way to make money here.
- I wouldn’t rely on this for social stat bonuses alone since you aren’t guaranteed to get the one you want.
- Outside of needing money, I would never regularly work here as I generally have found less time-consuming ways of getting cash, so it was never necessary for me.
- The only time I worked the bar job was when I had nothing else to do, and I wanted all of my stats to raise.
- You can only work this job at night.
Ore no Beko Beef Bowl Shop
This is by far the most important of the part-time jobs since it has to do with one of the Confidants in Persona 5. This fairly standard job involves working at your average Yoshinoya/Sukiya-type of beef bowl restaurant.
Players who want to complete all of the Confidants in Persona 5 will want to explore this job at some point, preferably, as soon as it becomes available.
How to Unlock
The first day you can apply and work the beef bowl shop job is on May 6. You must meet a single requirement, which I recommend unlocking before the job, and that is to reach level two of the Proficiency stat.
Once you’ve done that, you can start the beef bowl job anytime after that day.
The first benefit you’ll get is cash. This is surprisingly decent, being the second-most amount of money from a job after the bar job. You get 3600 yen from a regular shift and then 8800 yen from the busy shifts in Persona 5 Royal.
In addition, the beef bowl shop job will grant you some points for your Proficiency social stat every time you work a shift. However, it doesn’t stop here.
After unlocking the job, working it a few times will eventually introduce you to Toranosuke Yoshida, one of the game’s Confidants. This lets you start listening to the politician’s speeches and ultimately help him out. The Sun Arcana is one of the most time-sensitive and underrated Confidants in the game, so this is highly recommended for this purpose.
- Work this job as soon as you get it to unlock the Yoshida Confidant. His ranks are hard to level up since you can only spend time with him on Sundays, so knock this out as soon as you can.
- Be sure to get the orders right, or you may lose some cash from your shift.
- You can only work this job at night.
- There is an argument to be made for better ways to level up your Proficiency, like crafting, since you get items at the same time.
Rafflesia Flower Shop
My favorite of the four part-time jobs is at the Rafflesia flower shop. Located in the underground shopping mall under Shibuya Station, this is one of the most peaceful jobs where you fulfill some flower orders and learn about how to be a chill person. It gives some excellent benefits for working it, too.
How to Unlock
Rafflesia is one of the earliest part-time jobs in Persona 5. You can start it on the first-day jobs are available on April 18. There is a single requirement you need to meet for this job, and that includes reaching level two in Charm. This is one of the more accessible social stats to raise, in my opinion, so knock this out before the job unlocks, and you’re good to go.
You’ll get a decent amount of money from this job. Players in Persona 5 will receive 3200 yen base pay each shift, while Royal players will get 7800 yen in some of the busier shifts. However, it doesn’t stop there. This job has a minigame of sorts in ensuring you get the orders right for the flowers.
Getting the correct orders will grant you some extra money in shifts. This also includes the other benefit of this job and that is raising your Kindness social stat. What’s great about this is that getting all of the flower orders correct will grant you some extra bonus points toward your Kindness stat.
And, lastly, another Mementos request has to do with this job. Like the convenience store job, you’ll need to work at least three shifts to proceed with that request, so keep that in mind.
- This is the one part-time job I go to whenever I have free time and no Confidants to hang out with. The Kindness stat is just that important.
- This is also due to the fact that this is the only job that can be worked during the daytime or at night.
- Be sure to grab the level two Charm requirement as soon as possible so you can benefit from this job early on in the game.
Question: Is it Worth it to get a Job in Persona 5?
Answer: It is 100% worth getting a job in Persona 5. Doing so will grant you the ability to make money, raise some of your most critical social stats, and access some of the Confidants. If only for the last part alone, getting a job is worth it in Persona 5. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to work it all the time, though.
Question: Can you get Fired in Persona 5?
Answer: No, you can’t get fired in Persona 5. It doesn’t matter if you have all four part-time jobs at the same time; your job is secure. It doesn’t even matter if you go months without working or mess up all the time; you will not lose your job in the game.
Question: How Many Jobs can you Have in Persona 5?
Answer: You can have as many jobs as you want in Persona 5. Or, well, up to the max of four jobs at least. There is nothing stopping you from unlocking and working all four of these jobs if you’d like. However, you will obviously only be able to work a single job at a time.
What to Explore in Persona 5 Next
At the end of the day, it comes down to you whether or not you want to work the part-time jobs in Persona 5. For my playthroughs, I only use the part-time jobs whenever I have nothing else to do, or I’m trying to unlock a specific character like Yoshida’s Confidant ranks. Otherwise, I don’t touch them, which is a massive departure from how much I worked in a game like Persona 4 Golden.
This is just a prime example of how much there is to do in Persona 5 these days. There is so much content that the part-time jobs almost feel like an afterthought and unimportant piece of content at this point in time.
This is especially the case when there is so much else for you to do in the game, like summoning and fusing for all of the Personas on the Compendium. This is a daunting task and one that isn’t quickly done, especially in your first playthrough.
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