To most people, part-time jobs only mean fewer working hours and less pay while others think that it is the safe haven that most turn to after a long and unsuccessful search for a full-time job. However, this notion is not always true. Part-time jobs have their own perks that out-weigh the disadvantages, especially for new mothers. Often, mothers with part-time jobs are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Here are a few of the benefits of having a part-time job.
More family time
This is the more obvious of the perks of taking on a part-time job. Just think of all the errands and playtime you will have with your kids with the free time according to you. Without having to clock into a 9-5 job, you will likely find yourself full of energy to take on other tasks such as making your kids’ costumes, spending time with your husband, or helping your child with their science project.
Get more experience
Part-time jobs accord you various opportunities to garner more experience in readiness for a full-time job in your career of choice. The added experience will help spruce up your resume and ultimately, you will most likely stand a better chance at landing your dream job. Not only does experience build your resume but it also gives you a better competitive edge enabling a swift climb up the career ladder.
One loaf is better than none
While most part-time jobs carry with it the risk of lower pay, it is much better to have that little extra money than none at all. You can save up whatever little you can spare. After a while, you might have enough money saved up to take your kids on a trip, have a small family vacation, do some renovations to your home or simply have some money saved up for a rainy day.
Maybe you were thinking of changing careers, with a part-time job you have ample time to plan and research on your next career move all the while still earning some money. You can use that free time to discover your passion and career you would like to pursue, and maybe undertake a course or two to help gain any necessary skills in a chosen career field to revamp your resume.
Work goes on
If your resume has a gap year or any amount of time you were unemployed, most clients would want to hear legit reasons for your unemployment. Sure you can talk yourself out of such a situation but with a part-time job you won’t have to. It’s better to remain employed, even if it’s part-time.
About the Author: This is a guest post from Peter Nielsen. Peter writes and make VR reviews for twiftnews.com