Do you need extra money to get through the holiday season? Vicki Salemi is a career expert at Monster, and she talks about how you can get a part-time job to help you fund your holiday shopping. It is not too late to get your application in before the end of the year, and Salemi even shares that many people want this part-time job to potentially become a full-time job in the future. When looking for a side gig, you should treat it like you are looking for a full-time job, but make sure that the positions you’re looking at fit your situation when it comes to commute and wages.
A proper salary is huge for a side gig because you have to make sure this position is worth your time, especially if you are already balancing full-time employment. Salemi tells Bold TV that when looking for the right fit, you need to impress someone as if you are applying for a full-time job. Showing that you are passionate and determined to succeed in your role will give your potential employer all the more confidence to hire you. The job market is always competitive, and you need to show that you stand out. Resumes are usually read by computers, so make sure you read the job description and fill your resume with keywords from the description.
Once you lock in that first phone interview, make sure you are prepared. When the recruiter calls you for a phone screen and you are outside running errands or busy with other work, reschedule to a time where you know you are free. You won’t interview well unless you have the opportunity to gather your thoughts and speak clearly and concisely. Make sure you have the job description and resume in front of you so you know what the recruiter is looking for you to say. Once you get that job, there is no replacement for hard work. Hard work will help you turn that part-time job into a full-time career. Salemi also stresses the importance of networking. Becoming that reliable person in the office will allow you to network your way to the top.