Looking for part-time remote work can feel like a never-ending list of options, while also feeling like there are no options at all. Adults looking for a part-time job have countless backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. Some may be trying to finish school, but need a job to help support them financially. Others might want a change of pace from their stay-at-home mom life and want a breath of fresh air while the kids are at school, or napping. The scenarios are endless. The beauty of most part-time jobs is the experience and expertise needed to get started.
Applying for and accepting a job is the easy part of nailing down a part-time job. The hard part is tackling what I like to call the necessities of landing your perfect part-time remote job.
2. Profiles and Freelance Options
3. Intended schedule
4. Desired field
The benefits of picking up a remote, part-time job range from flexibility and freedom to work-life balance.
It’s important to keep your resume up to date, no matter how long you have been in your career. For younger adults and students, it is good practice to update your resume at least once per year as you are gaining so many new experiences throughout a relatively quick timeline. For others, you can most likely get away with updating a bit less frequently, as long as it was caught up with the most important stapes such as the latest job, educational completion, or even awards.
If you do not already have a profile on LinkedIn, now is the time to do it. It is not only a great place to find job postings, but it is a networking tool for recruiters, those on the job hunt, and seasoned professionals looking to connect with others in their geographical area or career field. On LinkedIn, you can share your updated resume on your profile so others can view your experience. This is extremely helpful when applying to any job postings, or connecting with potential employers.
Other platforms that offer job postings, and typically have the option to upload your resume to a profile include Flex jobs, Indeed, Glassdoor, and others.
Another option for part-time work is freelancing. Freelancers essentially create their own schedules each week/month by completing projects for different companies. With sites like Fiverr and Upwork, it is easy to put your skills out for employers to see and can be matched with projects perfect for you. Freelancing is attractive to busy moms with a knack for digital marketing, retired English teachers, and everyone in between.
Part-time jobs obviously do not come with the infamous 9-5 schedule. But the vast majority do come with a set schedule that does not vary much from week to week. Exceptions to this general rule are found in freelancers and remote workers. Though you are searching for a remote job, It is still a good idea to have an idea of what types of hours you will be able to work, that way both your and your possible employer’s expectations are accurately set.
Desired Field and Salary
Before you begin your search you need to have an honest conversation with yourself about how much money you are expecting from a part-time job, and what field you are striving to go into. Once you have an answer to both of those questions, you will need to research if you are in the ballpark of typical wages for that field in part-time jobs. For example, if you are hoping for $50 per hour while working in a customer service call center, you may need to adjust your expectations.
Figuring out what you want from a part-time job, as well as what you can offer them are half the battle. After taking care of the necessities listed in this blog, you can truly begin your search by using all of the steps and tools above to find a fitting remote part-time job.
Adeline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism. Currently living in Charlotte, she enjoys reading, volleyball, and strolling through her favorite farmers markets with her Goldendoodle Theo.