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What To Know For Summer Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
Summer is an especially hectic time for many industries. Restaurants and shops frequently extend their hours of operation to accommodate increased foot traffic from students who are out of school for the season. Outdoor-based businesses take advantage of good weather and longer daylight hours to get in as much work as they can. This upswing in business means that companies in these industries often hire temporary help to handle the increased workload. Smaller businesses that are just starting out may get inundated right at the beginning of the season, before they realize they need a few extra employees. Established companies ... more
Shared Office Space A Potential Relief For Freelancers
By: CareerCast.com
Freelancers, contractors and consultants know the drill: Order coffee, find a seat (hopefully with an outlet), dutifully carry your laptop to the bathroom with you, and then flee to the next coffee shop when Wi-Fi begins to cut out and/or someone annoying sits next to you. Repeat. It’s not a productive way to run a business. And yet it’s what most solopreneurs end up having to do. Big-city coworking spaces are often built exclusively for tech startups or small companies with multiple members, and come with a high price. Luckily, a handful of shared workspaces targeting individuals are beginning to ... more
Employers Hire More Temps and Part-Timers
By: CareerCast.com
There is a noticeable shift in the labor market with employers increasingly using part-time and temporary workers. Companies view labor more as inventory that is to be hired when they need it and let go when they don't need it. This is evidenced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics June report which shows part-time jobs soared by almost 800,000 to more than 38 million. The BLS also stated that in June part-time employees swelled to 7.5 million compared with just 4.4 million in 2007 Many job seekers are seeking part-time and temporary assignments and many others are looking for full-time ... more
Freelancers Create A New 9-to-5 Environment
By: CareerCast.com
The traditional 9-to-5 job is starting to fall in the ranks as the most common type of job schedule. Instead, a new breed of worker is rising as the dominant force in the talent pool, willing to work whenever and wherever they are needed. This shift in how people work developed out of two main things: first, technology has made this type of virtual relationship possible and second, companies and startups began to realize that this arrangement offered significantly more benefits than the traditional employee. Now, terms like "gig economy," "mobile economy" and "freelance economy" are being thrown around to ... more
Five Resume-Writing Essentials for Freelancers
By: CareerCast.com
The freelance economy is booming, as more and more professionals are choosing the flexibility that comes with a freelance career. In fact, studies have shown that 15 percent of the workforce now identifies as "contingent labor" -- i.e., freelancers and temp workers -- and that number continues to grow. There's never been a better time to take the plunge toward professional independence. That said, freelancing does come with its share of challenges. Besides fighting the stereotype that they spend their days sitting around in their pajamas, freelancers can find it difficult to put together a cohesive resume. With so many ... more
Why You Should Consider Project Gigs
By: CareerCast.com
Years ago, I worked Sunday brunch at a busy Manhattan restaurant. I left the shift approximately $250 richer, feeling beat, but in a good, hard-earned way. The next morning, my alarm would go off, and I’d rise and prepare for the first of five days in the office. My second job allowed me to travel a reasonable amount, sock some money away in an IRA, and enjoy frequent alcohol-fueled dinners with my friends at upscale spots. My limited experience with a part-time job meant I had no comprehension of the possibilities and opportunities an extra job could provide in addition ... more
Part-Time Holiday Work Can Boost Your Job Search
By: CareerCast.com
The holidays are upon us and many hard-working people take on seasonal party and banquet to earn needed holiday cash. Have you ever considered tending bar or another food and beverage job? What do you have to gain besides the extra income? There is honor in all work so don’t let the ill-informed judgments of others diminish your self-respect. By far the toughest job I ever had was tending bar, and everything I learned tending bar has paid off in every job I’ve held since: You gain exposure to a wide range of skills You gain exposure to a wide ... more
Become a Consultant or Start a Consulting Practice
By: CareerCast.com
For years, consulting has topped the list of businesses started by professionals who leave the workforce or “retire” and wish to continue working. Yet many who seek a new career as a consultant don't know which of their skills and experience will be of greatest value to them. Fortunately, there's an easy solution. Go to http://www.tempandparttimejobs.com/jobs/search and enter "consultant" or “consulting” in the keyword box, and you will see thousands of opportunities posted by consulting companies and employers located throughout the world. Using this search engine and reading the job descriptions of relevant jobs will help you identify the skills ... more
Finding Benefits In A Part-Time Job
By: CareerCast.com
Are you one of the many boomers who have day dreamed about getting a part-time job? Maybe you’re looking for income while you train for a new career or start a business, or a way to cut back on the time and pressure of your current job, or a way to earn an income cushion while you are retired. However, for most people the idea remains a daydream because you (or your spouse) are too young to receive Medicare, and you can’t do without the health insurance benefits you receive through your employer. You may assume that the only way ... more
One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Job
By: CareerCast.com
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Employment in this [waste management] sector is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2020. Many new jobs will be created in employment services, an industry that is anticipated to account for 40 percent of all new jobs in the sector. Projected growth stems from the strong need for seasonal and temporary workers and for human resources services. The fastest growth in the industry is anticipated to be in waste collection, expected to grow 35 percent by 2020 through population growth and the privatization of waste collection services.” There are jobs for those ... more