What Are the Best Tips for Finding Part-Time Job Openings?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
Some part-time job openings may be listed in the newspaper.
Some part-time job openings may be listed in the newspaper.

Chances are good that a job candidate took to the Internet to do a web search for part-time job openings; sometimes such a search can turn up valuable results, but very often, the search can be fruitless. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to look for part-time job openings, and one of the best ways to do so is to take a walk around town and hand out resumes. Applying for jobs in person allows the candidate to make a good first impression and stand out above all the other applications and resumes.

Security guards are often part-time jobs.
Security guards are often part-time jobs.

Before heading out the door to hunt for a job, however, it a good idea to sit down and make a list of the candidate's strengths, skills, and qualifications, as well as his or her interests. This will give the candidate a better idea of what types of part-time job openings will be most appropriate. Another important consideration is the candidate's schedule: many workers want part-time job openings to accommodate a school schedule or even family life, so it is best to figure out when the candidate will be available to work in order to figure out which jobs will be most appropriate.

Pay a visit to restaurants and hotels and ask to fill out an application for a part-time job.
Pay a visit to restaurants and hotels and ask to fill out an application for a part-time job.

If the job candidate is in high school or college, one of the best way to find part-time job openings is to consult a guidance counselor or guidance office; in college, academic advisors or career counseling centers are likely to have lists of part-time job openings both on and off campus. If they don't, advisors may be able to give the candidate ideas as to where to look for such openings. This course of action is advantageous because such resources may be able to give the candidate leads for job openings that pertain to his or her studies in high school or college.

Job openings may be found at places a job seeker already frequents.
Job openings may be found at places a job seeker already frequents.

While the candidate can certainly head down to local restaurants, bars, and retail establishments, sometimes it is better to think of less common jobs. Service aids at convalescent homes, for example, are often in high demand, as are facilities workers in hospitals and medical centers. Security guards, too, are often required at certain facilities, and training for such positions is usually useful not only for that job, but also for future jobs the candidate might hold. If the candidate prefers a more physical job, unskilled laborers on construction sites are often needed, and it may be a good idea to approach a local gym or fitness center to inquire about leading exercise classes.

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    • Some part-time job openings may be listed in the newspaper.
      Some part-time job openings may be listed in the newspaper.
    • Security guards are often part-time jobs.
      Security guards are often part-time jobs.
    • Pay a visit to restaurants and hotels and ask to fill out an application for a part-time job.
      Pay a visit to restaurants and hotels and ask to fill out an application for a part-time job.
    • Job openings may be found at places a job seeker already frequents.
      Job openings may be found at places a job seeker already frequents.
    • A high school guidance counselor could assist a student in finding a part-time job.
      A high school guidance counselor could assist a student in finding a part-time job.