Let’s face it, most of us are barely getting by on what we bring home at the end of the week. For those of us who are fortunate enough to still have a job, the paycheck is just not cutting it and some of us need to find extra work to make ends meet.
Here are some tips on how to find part-time work even if you’re still employed:
Before you start searching for a part-time job, there are a few things to consider, especially if you already have a job and you’ll be layering part-time work on top of that.
1. If you have a full-time job, try to find something that is compatible with your full-time job. So, if you have a job that requires you to be functioning early in the morning hours, bartending into the wee hours would probably not be a wise choice. Also try to find work that doesn’t create conflicts of interests with your main job — so if you’re a patent reviewer for the federal government, I wouldn’t recommend consulting for inventors coming before the U.S. Patent Office.
2. Can you find a position that will take you in a direction you want to go? Say you were laid off from a position as an accountant and you still want to work in that field. Take a look at growing fields — like healthcare and clean energy and see if any firms in those sectors are looking for accounting help.
3. Can you find a job that has some synergies with your current work? For example, if you work in a vet’s office by day, you’re obviously knowledgeable and comfortable around animals. Why not start a side business doing pet-sitting or training?
Looking for work? Check out Monster’s diversity job listings on BlackPlanet.com here!
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