Find a Part-Time Job 

So you’ve been dumped by the company you worked for and can’t find another full-time job. Well, don’t just sit there waiting for a recruiter to call! Find a part-time job to tide you over.

Temporary work not only serves as a stopgap during a slow job market, but many job hunters who desire independent lifestyles rely on finding part-time work. They become freelancers by signing up with consulting companies who rent them out to corporate clients, or temporary agencies who also help them find work in their fields. How to Find Freelance Work  is explained another report on Your Career Service.

Temping is a growing field. Companies save money by replacing some full time staff with temporary workers who fill-in for less money. While companies don’t pay benefits to temporary employees, many temp agencies do. And over seventy percent of temporary workers are offered fulltime jobs by companies they temp for.

“An increasing number of employers are now hiring white collar temps as managers, accountants, salespeople, and even lawyers and architects,” says a spokes person for a Cleveland Ohio-based group of temporary agencies.

Many artists, writers, public relations freelancers who work independently, sign up with staffing agencies specializing in their fields, either as a lifestyle choice or to earn money during slow periods in their own businesses.

You’ll find a list of temporary agencies in your area in “The Directory of Executive Recruiters,” the bible of the recruiting industry. Check online or in the business section of your library for a copy.

After you get a list of temp agencies in your field, you’ll need to send them a well-written and designed resume (link) and cover letter.

Nobody likes being laid off. But you can take advantage of the situation by remembering this old saying: “When someone hands you a lemon, turn it into a lemonade.” In this case, your lemonade is a part-time job to tide you over.

For ideas about how to get one (not a lemonade, silly, a part-time job) check out “How to Find Freelance Work,” a previous post on Your Career Service™.

Copyright © 2015 by Ransom Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.

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