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Part-Time Jobs That Look Good on Any Resume

Melanie Bacallao
By: Melanie Bacallao
Jun 15, 2020 • 2 min read

Part-Time Work To Help Your Resume Stand Out

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or you’re an old pro, there are a plethora of choices to pick from when it comes to polishing your resume. Regardless of what path you have chosen, many jobs require essential qualities that many part-time jobs can cultivate. Part-time positions are also surrounded by a negative stigma and are often said to be overlooked on a resume. This is far from the truth. If you include stellar details about your part-time job in your resume, employers will see that you have a lot to offer. Here are some part-time jobs that will look good on any resume!

Customer Service

A top quality that can thrill employers – verbal communication and service. No matter your dream job, it will always require some sort of communication and effective service. This skill also shows that you’re able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment and still give impeccable service to customers or clients. While those are the main features of customer service, you can mention any of the following:

  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Independent
  • Little to no supervision
  • Critical analysis
  • Organization
  • Customer/Client satisfaction

Customer service can provide many fruits to your labor in a subtle manner or not. It can develop your skills and hone them before you switch to a job related to your profession. Make sure to note and emphasize these points on your resume. 

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Starting your own business can catch the eyes of employers regardless of your dream profession. It proves that you have the autonomy and confidence to self-start in your field without supervision. Is your business successful? Jot that down! Employers like to see driven results and passion within your company. Yet, many people do not realize that they can market their hobbies or skills online. There is bound to be business in every corner of the workforce. Do you like to design shoes or art? Can you provide feedback or tutor students? Use that to your advantage! 

Be Your Own Boss

By creating your own business, you are establishing professionalism and credibility to clients and potential employers. You can even post a link to your business or website on your resume to further impress recruiters. Freelancing platforms like Fiverr and Etsy can be a great start to self-starting your business. Another plus to entrepreneurship is that you get to pick your clients and make your own rules. It also provides the following traits:

  • Credibility
  • Independence
  • Little to no supervision
  • Leadership
  • Customer/Client satisfaction
  • Established professionalism
  • Proven self-starter
  • Business-to-client (B2C)
  • Related industries can find you easily

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Recommended heavily by schools, volunteering helps you gain experience working in a team. Not only that, but volunteering can match you with individuals who are just as passionate as you are. It is an opportunity that unlocks networking with other organizations or industries that may try to recruit you after you have finished school. Employers will also see that you are not working for money, but for personal gain. It is a great choice that can offer the following traits:

  • Knowledge of working for non-profit
  • Possible leadership
  • Proven self-starter
  • Related industries can find you easily
  • Teamwork
  • Communication

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