So You’re Looking For a Part Time Job?
If you find yourself falling just a bit short most months, and you want to find a way to get ahead, you may be considering looking for a part time job. However, you may not know what kind of job you should look for, or even where to look. And, like most things, there are some things you should watch out for. After reading this article you should feel more comfortable making this important decision.
Finding a part time job can be very different from finding a full time one, especially if you are on a particular career track and haven’t filled out an application for a job in a while. The type of jobs you should consider will need to fit into your already busy schedule, while allowing you time to do the most important things, like spend time with your family.
You’ll also need to consider how much money you’ll need to make from the job. Some jobs may give you a lot of flexibility in your schedule, but if the pay doesn’t meet your needs it probably won’t work. Also, you should take into consideration the things you like to do and that you are good at, otherwise you may find yourself simply miserable.
The biggest difference for many people in looking for a part time job is where and how you’ll find the job. You may be more likely to find a job because of a sign posted in a store window at a shop you frequent than at a general online job board.
However, specialized job boards, either for a particular industry such as technology or one that specializes in hourly jobs would also be good choices for this search. Classified ads in your local paper, or online either at the newspaper’s website or other online classified sites are another good source of information for part time jobs.
Of course, there are some things you’ll want to watch out for when looking for a part time job. One of the biggest problems many people may face is simply burnout or exhaustion. If you are working at a full time job for 40 hours a week, then devoting additional time to another job, along with the time getting to and from both jobs, you can quickly find yourself feeling exhausted.
One other problem some people may face is that some employers frown upon working at a second job. This could be a problem especially if you have a non-compete agreement and find your part time job at a similar company.