Complete Guide toNetworking for Part-Time Jobs

Ashburn Psychological & Psychiatric Services - Ashburn, VA 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time. Applicant must be able to work 1 weekend per month. High school or equivalent (Preferred).

$18 - $22 an hour
UltaJKellyTravel - United States 

Our Destination Planners provide personalized planning and tailor itineraries according to our guests’ preferences, creating fun and exciting trips with…

$34,000 - $73,000 a year
HotelPlanner - Remote 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time. In this position you will take inbound calls helping clients to book lodging at a hotel or a vacation rental type property.

$38,798 - $107,058 a year
Family Reentry, Inc. - Bridgeport, CT 3.5

Candidate duties will involve payroll support, however as time permits, the incumbent will learn other functions of the department to be able to serve as a…

Estimated: $35,000 - $48,000 a year
My Gym Children's Fitness Center of Burke and Manassas - Manassas, VA 

Ability to work 25+ hours per week, *including either a Saturday or Sunday*. A background in dance, sports, theatre, or fitness is a huuuuge plus!

Action Remodel and Landscape LLC - Remote 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Requesting a part-time scheduler to work from home. HOURS: 20-30 Hours/Week, 1-6 PM MST. DAYS: M-F (No Weekends or Holidays).

Strategic Resolution Experts (SRE) - Martinsburg, WV 

The Research Analyst position is a part-time corporate level support position that provides for a flexible work schedule as long as employees work 10 hours per…

Estimated: $41,000 - $54,000 a year
Loudoun County School District - Ashburn, VA 3.0

This health position provides support of health service programs provided at schools. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting the Registered…

$18.80 - $19.97 an hour
VersaTel Solutions: A Growth Management Company - Washington, VA 

Job Types: Part-time, Contract. Help manage calendar: send referral partner scheduling emails and LinkedIn scheduling requests.

$15 - $18 an hour
PRS Inc. - Remote 

The Part-Time Crisis Worker will enhance job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and will exhibit qualities of acceptance, empathy, and…

$17 - $20 an hour
Loudoun County School District - Ashburn, VA 3.0

This is a part-time, non-benefited, hourly position. Provides examinations and relaying instructions (e.g. time limits). No guarantee of minimum hours.

Estimated: $36,000 - $49,000 a year
Tutorax - Florida 

If you are an undergraduate, graduate, or teacher looking for a flexible and stimulating job with competitive salaries, Tutorax is the perfect company for you!

$18 - $22 an hour
Reston Hospital Center - Reston, VA 3.7

Hours of Work: As scheduled by the Department Director to ensure appropriate coverage of department services. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt…

Paper - New York, NY 3.6

Ability to sit and type at a computer for long periods of time. Part-time tutors may receive up to 30 hours of tutoring shifts per week.

General Assembly - New York, NY 4.2

Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week, normal business hours, Monday-Friday, this role will be remote. Candidates must be based in the United States.

$25 - $40 an hour
Toker's Guide - Arlington, VA 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract. For consideration candidates must be local to Northern Virginia and have a valid Virginia medical marijuana license.

$500 - $1,000 a week
Loudoun Medical Group - Sterling, VA 3.0

This Medical Receptionist position is a part-time position with a potentially flexible schedule. Employer paid life and disability benefits and paid vacation…

Complete Guide toNetworking for Part-Time Jobs

Our simple yet comprehensive guide to networking for part-time jobs will take all the guesswork out of networking and help you make valuable contacts.

How to Network

Networking can often lead to new work opportunities, especially if someone is looking for a part-time assistant. Here are some ways to find work through the people you know.

Reach out to your first-degree network

The first essential step in networking is to talk to your first-degree network, essentially the people you know personally. They are a good place to start because they have a real desire to help you succeed. You might be surprised to discover just how many useful connections they might have.

Classmates are a useful networking tool because they are in a similar position, too. Since so many students take part-time jobs, there is a huge pool of classmates working in retail and hospitality jobs where they can easily recommend you to their manager. The downside is that you may be in direct competition with classmates trying to work in the same field you are.

Networking with colleagues provides a lot of benefits. You can discuss your interest in promotions or additional hours with the supervisors at your part-time job, and they can provide valuable mentorship. You can also find out about open positions at nearby businesses. However, it could be unprofessional to discuss wanting to move to another job with your current supervisor.

You can reach out to your friends and let them know you are interested in part-time jobs. The advantage of talking to your friends is that they usually know about useful skills you have, like customer service, cooking abilities, familiarity with software or mathematical knowledge. However, going from a friendly relationship to a professional relationship may be challenging because it is sometimes hard to keep boundaries in place.

The big advantage of networking with family is that they usually love you and really want to help you out. They can suggest you for part-time jobs in their field. However, your family members might not be able to hire you directly; they might worry about nepotism charges if they hire a family member for a part-time job.

Find online opportunities

Thanks to the internet, it is possible to network without ever leaving your home. Here's a quick guide to networking for part-time jobs online. In general, a few good sites include:

  1. LinkedIn
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter

Whatever site you pick, the first thing you need to do is look for opportunities by searching for people in your field. Then, you need to reach out to them with an initial message. Mention that you are looking for part-time jobs in the field and explain that you admire the person for his or her achievements. Building a real connection will take time, but you can advance your relationship by emphasizing goals and interests you have that are similar to the person you are networking with.

Look for local opportunities

Check with your local chamber of commerce to see what resources they offer to part-timers. They are more likely to have good options during the summer or the winter holidays since this is the time when most businesses need part-timers.

If your part-time work is in a specific field, such as accounting, teaching or human resources, there may be a local organization for members of that industry. This is a great way to meet both full- and part-time employees in your career.

Conferences

Try finding conferences for the general industries you like, and then mention that you are looking for part-time work once you get there. To get the most out of conferences, you need to take the time to actually mingle and talk to people in between program items instead of just sitting quietly and listening to speeches.

Networking tips

Generally, business-casual wear with slacks, trousers and button-downs is appropriate when networking for part-time jobs. When interacting with others, emphasize your education and skills. At the same time, avoid crude language or inappropriate topics like politics, religion and romance.

Make sure you have a way to connect. A simple business card with your contact information can help the person remember how to get in touch with you. If you are networking with the goal of getting a part-time job, it may be appropriate to have a resume with you.

Common Mistakes

The number one mistake is not following up to ask for advice or job contacts after you meet. The ideal time to follow up is typically a day or two after meeting them as long as this is not a weekend.

People can tell when you are being fake because you just want help with a part-time job. Avoid being friendly too fast. Try to keep it professional and slowly build a real connection.