The cutthroat competition in this city will drive you to look for other jobs and side gigs because having a day job is not enough. You have bills to pay, and everything is expensive. Luckily, if you have the skills and an internet access, you will eventually find one that works for you.
That is when it struck me. I can put my writing skills to further use. When I got home, I immediately searched for online writing services online that are also looking to hire writers for their company. I applied and got the job. I thought it is a good opportunity to earn some cash on the side. If you are looking for a perfect part-time gig, here are some tips.
Re-evaluate what you are good at
When you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses, you can use it to your advantage. Start with what you already know and love to do. For me, writing for a living does not feel like work. Landing a part-time job that also involves writing is just a bonus. Knowing what you are good at will make it easier for you to narrow down your options.
Network with people
You are highly likely to increase your odds of landing any job, whether full-time or part-time, if you network with the right people. Do not be shy to let your friends and acquaintances that you are out looking for a part-time job. Who knows, you might get news of company vacancy that is perfect for you.
Work on your resume
Write a clean resume that highlights your skills, strengths, and achievements. Make sure to double check your resume for spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, and other inaccuracies. If you are looking for online part-time jobs that can give you the flexibility to work on your own phase and place, you can create a creative video to attract potential employers that you can submit or post on your online profile.
Conduct a massive online search
The internet is a goldmine. Like me, there are a lot of job opportunities available online, if you just spend a little time to do some research. Have you ever heard of websites for freelancers where you can find job postings from employers who are also looking to hire freelancers? Yes, they exist. All you have to do is set up a profile with your qualifications and skills.
Show up and do your best
If you happen to get a chance for an interview, show up on time and do your best to ace that interview. If you are lucky to land a part-time job, show up to work. Showing up makes you appear reliable. Doing your best can open more doors for you.
Job hunting is never easy. You may have the right set of skills but lack opportunities or you may have the opportunities but lack skills and abilities. But to tell you the truth, perseverance, and determination trump skills and opportunities. You just have to prove to people you are worthy of a chance. If you are lucky to be given one, do not mess it up.