Many people are now turning to a ‘second job’ in order to boost their salary. Many employees across the country work a 9-5 job and then a second job in the evenings and at weekends to boost salary. So if you are considering applying for jobs and trying to increase your earnings, here are some tips to help you succeed:
• Write a new CV. It’s likely the second job you will be aiming to work in will not be directly related to the industry you are working in already. If this is the case you need to ensure your CV is relative to the job role you are applying to and that you demonstrate your skills and knowledge of your chosen industry. This will help you to get noticed when you apply for jobs and could lead to job interviews.
• Be realistic about your job. Although it may be tempting to work a 24 hour day in order to bring in maximum income, you need to be realistic about your working day. You should allow for plenty of time to rest and so when applying for a second job be realistic about the hours you can commit to.
• Manage your time effectively. If you are working in two jobs then you need to ensure that you are giving 100% commitment to both employers. Therefore you should ensure you turn up to work on time and that you strive for career progression in both positions. It can be tough splitting your commitments but the rewards can be great. If you work hard in both positions you could be spotted for a promotion and it’s also great for your CV.
• Don’t push yourself too hard. If you find that working in a second job is too demanding then ensure you give your boss plenty of notice to find a replacement. Although a second job or money-making hobby is great for both your CV content and income, you should ensure your main job doesn’t suffer.