I’m going to begin this post by giving a actual life case scenario of a buddy of mine who has been working two jobs for yesteryear four years. The tips for getting and checking up on a second job will in actuality be conclusions withdrawn out of this example. Let’s call this friend of mine James.
James’first job was in property, to be much more specific, he was (and still is) a field agent for a property company in a huge city. Evidently, this job requires him to operate a vehicle around town and show his clients various properties, negotiating prices, persuading them to buy, closing deals and looking after specific paperwork. Now, since he has always been gifted with the pencil and even offers a qualification in graphic design, he took his second job at a Manga magazine, as an identity graphic designer.
His first job, as a agent, is just a full-time job, 5 days a week, 9 hours per day, with a one hour lunch time break. For his second job, as a graphic designer, he works 6 hours per working day, post a job and 8 hours on each Saturday. Therefore, he’s still free on Sundays, to spend quality time together with his family.
When I asked him how do he maintain both two jobs, he replied that he considers his second job as a break from the first job. That the job as a developer relaxes him with a lot and he couldn’t be happier with another job than that.
Obviously, he made a good plan when he took the 2nd job.
Now, based with this example, here really are a few tips concerning the choosing and checking up on a second job.
1. Think about the risks, downsides and advantages of a second job. Obviously the main risk regarding this matter are extreme fatigue, and the principal downside is the lack of time for other activities. The main benefit is the additional cash. So, before even selecting a second job, you ought to think about several questions. As an example:
– Will I have enough time and energy to spend with my loved ones?
– Will I have enough time and energy to sleep?
– What degree of stress will I be exposed to?
– How will this affect my health?
– Is the additional money worth the effort and the risk?
2. Consider a second job that is opposite from your primary job. To put it differently, if your first job requires you to complete office or sedentary work, your second job should require physical work, or activities where you could at the very least benefit from some fresh air. It’s advisable to search for work with flexible hours, work that’s less psychically stressing. Jobs that usually fit to the profile are available in food and hospitality industries.
3. Calculate the additional amount of cash that you would need and work out how many extra working hours is likely to be necessary. You might not even have to work full-time for your second job, to get the additional money that you need.
4. During the interview for your second job, avoid mentioning that you curently have work, unless the interviewer specifically asks you this. Not many would wish to hire somebody who has most of the chances to work only at half capacity. And should you mention that you curently have work, your skills and experience for the 2nd job would better be outstanding.
5. Plan everything, especially your sleeping hours. Since spare time or sleeping time is going to become very precious, planning each and every mundane activity, even meals, is of the essence. Having a full schedule for weekly is an excellent idea. And anything you do, make sure you sleep at the very least 5 hours a night.