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How to make a career out of part-time jobs

5 profiles that can help you make a career out of your part-time employment

Debolina Raja 

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Whether you are looking for a part-time job to gain some work experience, make some extra money while you are in between jobs, or just want to try out something new with less time on hand, part-time are quite a rage these days.

One of the best things about working in a part-time job is that it allows you the flexibility to work at your own pace, and lets you decide the amount of time that you wish to dedicate.

5 profiles that can help you make a out of your part-time job

Here are some of the best profiles you can look at when you want to make a out of a part-time job.

1. Freelance/Consulting/Contractual Work – A lot of organisations are welcoming people to work with them as freelancers, consultants or even on a contractual work basis. This is a very popular work choice right now, as it gives you the luxury of working at your own pace and also the added security of working on multiple projects at the same time.

2. The service and hospitality industry is known to hire people regularly on a part time basis. From restaurant chains to coffee shops, tour operators and more, there is a vast chunk of job options out there if you are looking to make a in part time.

3. A great option when you want to make good money and also gain experience out of a part time job is to work on projects that require seasonal commitments. For instance, many reputed travel and tour companies regularly hire part time workers during their busiest seasons. These are the months when schools have vacations, and also during various holidays. This is a perfect option if you want to work for just a couple of months at a stretch, then take a break and relax, while making enough to sustain.

4. Working Where You Like – For many people, working at a place that they would love to frequent as a customer is also a good option to know whether or not they will enjoy the work. For instance, if you have an understanding of putting together clothes, you could work at a clothing chain, or even work as a designer’s assistant and work part time for shows.

5. Hobby Equals Money – In today’s world of social media, no idea goes waste. If you enjoy blogging or vlogging, or have an interest that you can share with the world, this is the time to turn it into something that could also earn you a profit. This is also a good way to showcase your knowledge about a particular industry. This way, if you later want to venture full time in a particular area, you will always have these as your experience bank to showcase your understanding of the work.  

First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 14:27 IST