Monday, April 29, 2013
Should you take a part-time job?
Well, the economy is still inching along at pitiful growth rates and the new health care thing is about to clobber companies, which may opt to not have full-time employees, so you may need to work part-time.
Recent grads, especially, need some money to keep the parental units quiet.
But part-time work also shows employers you are industrious and serious.
It can also get you a contact or a recommendation--not to mention experience in dressing, getting to work on time, and being a willing and pleasant employee.
Oh, and by the way, the word "freelance" does NOT mean "no job" or "between jobs." And it certainly does not mean FREE except in the sense that we are free to attach to anyone we want to. It means independent.
I think we are all going to be pretty independent in the future--getting people to pay for our skills as best we can.