Getting a part time job is a good idea for finding your ideal career. However, making a career transition is not at all that easy. You’ll need some time for searching a career that will replace at least your current salary as well as offer a far greater satisfaction than your current job.
A part-time employment offers many benefits to career changers. First, competition among applicants in a temporary employment is less intense than in a full-time job. A temporary job is also a great way to know your employer and vice versa so both parties can build a long-term relationship.
To get the benefits you need to find the right part-time work and build a solid network with part-time employment agencies as well as employers. Here are tips on how to find the right part-time employment and how to succeed in your temporary job.
The Right Part Time Jobs for You
In planning a career transition you may want to make sure you don’t leave your current job before you get your dream career. This should be your main principle so that you can keep up a less-stressful career transition. Can you imagine what will happen if you have left your job while you still don’t get an ideal career?
The focus of getting a temporary job is that you can learn a new career of your choice while you still hold your current job. This can be done if you can get either night or weekend job. If the temporary job doesn’t need your physical presence you may add a part-time job that can be done at or from home.
Contact your temporary job placement agency to get some ideas on the type of employment that offer a night, a weekend or a home job placement. Once you get the list you can narrow it down to selected jobs that suit your career plan.
How to Succeed In Your Chosen Part Time Job
If you manage to get a part-time job offer it’s time to plan your success in the new career. Remember you have worked so hard to get this position and you don’t want to stop before you succeed in the new career. Don’t get discouraged by a lesser compensation and fewer benefits because they’re not important, at least for now.
Depending on your career choice, make sure you act as a professional who really loves the job. You can learn hard about the new profession as well as your employer corporate culture. Your employer might recognize your competencies but you’ll become a preferred employee if your attitudes suit their important values.
This strategy works because as a preferred part-time employee there is a chance that the company will hire you for a full-time position. And if you also like the employer both you and the employer can build a longer term working relationship.
Part Time Night Job & Part Time Weekend Job
A part-time night job, a part-time weekend job, and a part-time home job are the right types of temporary jobs for career changers. However, you need to find a career that suits your career plan. These jobs are relatively easier to get, this means you can expose yourself in the new profession faster.
Once you are in the temporary job of your choice you can start to “sell yourself” as well as learn whether you like the job. If you find out that you don’t like the job or employer you can always find another part time job or employer without worrying about your “safety net” because you still have your day job.