Not only will you earn some cash, a part-time work in a bar, in an office or in retail is a great way to demonstrate to a future employer that you have the skills and potential they are looking for. So, if you’re undecided about applying for a part-time job, let me show you some of the important skills you can gain.
- communication and interpersonal skills;
- verbal selling and marketing;
- customer service;
- learn new tasks quickly and think on your feet;
- be proactive;
- remain calm under pressure;
- cash handling;
- taking responsibility for my own workload;
- flexibility and being dynamic;
What employer wouldn’t value any of these skills? Not only are these vital for anyone looking for a job, they’re also easily transferable and can be used for and in hundreds and thousands of job roles.
Where should I start looking?
Many job sites are constantly updating their pages with job vacancies such as Indeed, Reed, Monster etc. If you’re staying in Leicester, Unitemps is a fantastic place to start your search. They are open all year-round and are always looking for candidates. If you’re looking to work at specific company then you can just Google them and look under current vacancies.
It doesn’t have to be short-term!
The longer you stay at a place, the better it looks on your CV. It shows that you are a trusted employee who is consistent and reliable. All of this looks great on a CV and employers value applicants with wide and varied skill sets. Give it a go, you have nothing to lose and everyone loves some extra cash right?!