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Top 10 Reasons to Take the Part-time Plunge – Part 2

Dreaming of a happy, healthy work/life balance as you free up time to dedicate to doing the things you love, like dance or golf? We think this should be able to convince you…

Last week on the blog, we got those cogs whirring about what life could be like if you were the proud owner of a part-time job (or two).

Have you been dreaming of all the stationery you could be buying, ready to head back to school? Dreaming of a happy, healthy work/life balance as you free up time to dedicate to doing the things you love, like dance or golf?

If your hand is hovering in hesitation over that new life plan, we think part 2 of our Top 10 Reasons to Take the Part-time Plunge might just be enough to convince you…

  1. Do you have wanderlust? Too many places to see, but not enough time to see them? With a part-time job, you can make it clear to your prospective employer how long you’re going to be sticking around for, how many hours you’re available to work up until that time, and let them know that you’d be willing to do more hours if the opportunity arose (every penny counts when you’re travelling the world!) And if funds are starting to get a little low, the good news is, part-time jobs are universal! Use those UK-based skills to get you hired overseas, so you can stay in sunny, golden Australia just a few months longer.
  2. If your company isn’t doing so well at the moment, and they’re looking to cut costs where they can, going down to 4 or 3 days a week can make a big difference. You can still keep the job you love, whilst helping your boss out too. Whether you decide to top up the cash with a part-time job on your day(s) off, or spend the time getting those extra chores done, seeing friends, or joining the gym – you’ve got yourself a whole extra day off (or two) in the week! Go crazy.
  3. And if you’re in-between jobs at the moment, a part-time job will always give you transferable skills to put on your CV, and still offers you the flexibility to dedicate a few solid days a week to seeking out and applying for your dream job. Complete with a shiny, updated CV to wow them over and show them how you’ve been optimising your job-searching period. You know what they say, “It’s easier to find work when you’re in work.” There must be a reason…
  4. Don’t want to be tied down to working 9 – 5, or longer, 5 days a week, every week? Maybe some of your friends have a day off in the week, and you’d quite like to enjoy them on an escapade or two? Maybe you’d like to visit your grandparents a little more? Part-time jobs offer you the choice of working more hours when you feel like it, or sticking to 3 or 4 days a week when you’ve got some exciting plans.
  5. Finally, the ultimate reason to take the part-time plunge, and perhaps the one you didn’t know was possible, or couldn’t see clearly through the fog of unhappiness surrounding your current job situation. If you’ve been hating on your current job for a while, why not considering going down to part-time hours? It’ll sure make the rest of the week easier to do, will relieve some extra hours in the week to spend doing the things you love, and will provide some much-needed time to just figure out what on earth it is you want to be doing with your working life. Plus, that extra day off a week could become very convenient for scheduling interviews.

 

So, there you have it. Our Top 10 Reasons to Take the Part-Time Plunge. Whether we had you convinced by Part 1 of this two-part blog post, or you needed a little more convincing as to how a part-time job could really work for you, we’re just glad you came round to our way of thinking.

Get in touch with WorkGaps today and take your first steps towards your new part-time venture…

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