Thursday, November 6, 2008

Part time jobs

A lot has been in print as well as online about the now very popular concept of part time jobs. In fact, as one who writes on job market trends, industry updates, and careers, over the last two weeks I must admit that I’ve had a very large number of requests for various articles on part time jobs in India, online part time jobs, part time jobs in Delhi and other details about the same. So said, I have done a quick, condensed compilation of some ways to get a part time job no matter who you are.

First of all, if you’re a student and looking for a part time career, you can start by putting together a list of your educational qualifications, any job experience you have, and extra curricular activities you may have taken part in, such as social work – in short, you’ll need your resume. In your resume you should make it clear that you are looking for part time work.

After you’ve made your resume, prepare to go out and ‘claim the land’ so to speak. If you don’t have some nice formals, now would be a good time to get some. When going for an interview, first impressions are extremely important. Whatever your plan of action (whether it be to apply online for a job or to visit office to office, etc) you will need a hard copy of your resume, possibly samples of your work (or at least documented samples of your work), and of course presentable clothes.

For those of you who are not looking for student part time jobs, but are possibly looking to get, say a part time hr job, there are some points to keep in mind that are absolutely crucial to your success in getting part time jobs.

The first of these is, as I said earlier to get together a simple resume for yourself if you do not already have one.

Remember that appearance definitely matters. First impressions count, and you need to look your best if you want to get the job. Get some neat, formal clothes that you can wear when on interviews and first time meetings.

Make a list of places that you would like to apply to whether or online, or in person. A short pencil is better then a long memory!

Prepare yourself that the answer will oftentimes be a ‘no’ to giving you the job. This is absolutely normal and nothing to panic about. Sometimes all the available jobs in the company are filled, perhaps they are already over-staffed, maybe they just don’t have jobs for freelancers or whatever the case may be. Don’t be disappointed. In not now, then soon you will get the job you want.

And last but not least, follow up on places that you have been to. If they ask you to call at a specific time, to meet them on a specific day, or to send them mails, DON’T forget. You may be risking your new job if you do.

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