When you’re looking for a local part-time job, where should you start your search? It’s easy to think that jobs boards may have exactly what you’re looking for, but that isn’t always the case. So how can you find home-based jobs or part-time jobs near to where you live?
1. Start your search with LinkedIn
LinkedIn can be a good place to begin your initial search for local part-time jobs. Firstly, make sure your profile is up to date. Next, build your network of connections in your industry and also, use it to brush up on latest insight and news in your sector. Type your search phrase into the search bar and click on ‘content’ and you will see exactly what’s being said about it. There’s also a ‘search jobs’ and ‘search location’ option that allows you to localise your search to find jobs nearby. It can be quite eye-opening and thought-provoking.
2. Look out for flexible social groups
Still on social media, there are local flexible working groups which contain news of part-time vacancies in your area. Check out Flexible Working for People Like Me and Careering into Motherhood on Facebook. You can also follow relevant local recruiter pages like Ten2Two and other industry and company pages. By networking online, you can even turn up unexpected part-time opportunities and do some great research into your industry.
3. Contact local part-time and flexible recruitment agencies
If you choose to find work through a local recruiter, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the jobs you are put forward for are ones that match your skillset and flexible requirements. Local recruitment agencies like Ten2Two know the local employment market and often are the first to have frank discussions with local companies about whether they have a need for part-time workers. And that can lead to them getting more part-time jobs near you.
Look for recruiters who are members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) as they will conform to high standards. And remember working with a local recruitment agency like Ten2Two is always FREE for candidates and there are lots of additional local networking and career event opportunities you can benefit from.
4. Check local company career pages
If you prefer not to use a local recruitment agency specialised in part-time work, you could research the companies local to you and check out their career pages. You could even write directly to them explaining who you are and why you want to work for them. Local employers love to recruit local employees as they know working locally is perceived as a big added benefit and helps to both attract and retain local employees.
5. Jobs boards – beware
While job sites like Indeed can be a great place to browse local vacancies, they can also be home to phishing websites, so be careful whom you share your data with. Always be careful who you click through to and if something looks a bit strange, consider calling the company direct before you send off your CV to them.
6. Talk to people locally
We are firm believers in ‘putting it out there’: tell people what you’re looking for and you never know – they may well have the contacts and connections to help you find a part-time job to suit your skillset.
Local Recruitment Agencies
If you live in the south of England, the chances are there’s a local Ten2Two recruitment agency nearby. We have job vacancies all over the south, including in London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Kent, Sussex, Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Our recruitment consultants are always working on live briefs for part-time jobs across many different sectors and industries, not just in areas where our offices are. For example, we work with many different London employers to find flexible professionals for a range of super companies. View our part-time jobs in London page.
If you’re an employer, please contact Ten2Two today to find out more about our wide range of professionals seeking part-time jobs near to where they live.
Alternatively, if you’re a candidate seeking a shiny new part-time role, please register on the Ten2Two website at Ten2Two.org. We look forward to hearing from you.