5 Best Canadian Part-Time Jobs with Benefits

Canada offers its citizens a single payer health care system, which means that all Canadians are covered for basic health services. Knowing this, an American might be forgiven for thinking that employer-sponsored health insurance benefits would be redundant. But the operative word for Canada’s public health insurance is “basic.” The state-run system guarantees primary care services and physician and hospital visits, but other important services—including dental care, … [Read more...]

The Best Part Time Jobs With Benefits (Updated for 2020)

Health insurance in our country is out of control. And with the rise of the gig economy (folks making money as Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, for example), more and more individuals are having to find and pay for health insurance on their own. This is NOT cheap. And thanks to Obamacare, it is technically the law that every citizen buy health insurance or else face a fine. So what are you going to do? If you're a freelancer, … [Read more...]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for Yet Another Job

Before you apply, ask yourself these questions. When I graduated from college back in 2001, I started my post-college job search with incredible optimism. That lasted about a week. I quickly realized that, while there were untold numbers of potential positions available out there, very few of them fit with my education and qualifications and my own career goals. In desperation, I started applying for a job with pretty much every opening I spotted. With that … [Read more...]

How to Find a Company with Great Work-Life Balance

Find an employer who will let you do more of this during the work week. When Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer officially canceled all telecommuting and work-from-home for her company earlier this year, the decision caused an internet firestorm. Everyone from Yahoo employees to business experts weighed in on the decision, alternately lauding the tightening of often-abused policies at Yahoo and lamenting the step backwards in 21st century productivity. Whether Yahoo’s … [Read more...]

Did Somebody Say McDonald’s – As a Career?

I'm not entirely sure why, but I've always enjoyed work.  Whether it was a fruit stand at five years old, or selling golf balls at the golf course at 8 years old, I had a blast making money, and still do.  But it wasn't until I turned 13 that I started my "career" and what a better way to start than at McDonald's. My mother hates having people in her house (even her family, which she loves) so she lined up a job for me at McDonald's when I was in 8th grade.  Two … [Read more...]

Taking Time Off Work When Your Company Culture Doesn’t Support It

Just say no to interoffice shoulder massages. Take time off instead. My first “real” job out of college was working as an administrative assistant for an ice cream company based out of Columbus, Ohio. The job featured several perks: a paid day off on your birthday, free ice cream, health benefits, and one week of vacation. Unfortunately, it was impossible for me to take that vacation time because only one person could be gone from the office at a time, … [Read more...]

Should You Tell Your Boss That You Are Looking for a New Job?

Are you thinking of changing jobs/careers? Wondering whether to tell your boss that you're thinking of quitting? At first glance I say no way, never tell your boss anything that could potentially come back to hurt you. What Your Boss Hears When You Talk About Another Job Here's what could be going through your bosses mind when he (or she) hears that you are thinking of moving on: "Oh no, who's going to finish the project?" "How is this going to affect the … [Read more...]

What is Underemployment?

Have you ever been out of work, or in a part-time job for an extended period of time? It can be demoralizing not to be able to find the type of work you're qualified for. The statistics show, specifically the Underemployment Rate, that it's still a very tough job market for about a fifth of all Americans. The Underemployment Rate (Statistics) If statistics are your thing, here are a few to chew on. According to Gallup, the Underemployment Rate for February 2012 … [Read more...]

Perfecting the Perfect Part Time Job: Waiting Tables

So you wanna be a waitress? I used to work as a server (waiting tables) at Applebees. It was one of the best (and worst) jobs I've ever had. I think everyone should be required to work a few months as a waitress or waiter (called a "server" nowadays). It's one of those jobs that really challenges you both physically and mentally. But it can be rewarding if you do it right. It's also one of the best part-time job opportunities around. Weekends and nights … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Love the Part Time Job

What are you doing with your "other eight hours"? Taking on a part-time job certainly have a few drawbacks (time away from family, more work and stress, etc.). But I think they have more benefits than drawbacks. And they have huge potential to create a better life as well. Let's look at some reasons to love the part-time job: You Create Income Security On the surface level, when you pick up a part-time job or start a business, … [Read more...]

10 Unexpected Places to Find a Job in 2020

There's a huge demand for workers right now. Unemployment is below 1% in some areas. I'm sure sites like ZipRecruiter, Monster.com, and SimplyHired.com have never seen higher numbers of listings. Even the local newspaper classified section is brimming with new jobs each morning. There are now half a billion people using LinkedIn. The traditional online job search portals have jobs aplenty. But they aren't everything. You have to … [Read more...]

PTM 019 – Event Marketing: How Applying for a Craigslist Job Led to Traveling the World and a Nice Paycheck

I've got a double feature for you today. First I've got an article from Phillip Hines, promotional model and event marketing freelancer. I follow that up with a podcast interview with Phillip where he tells me all about event marketing and how to get part-time jobs in the industry. Enter Phillip Hines... "Having fun in Hollywood while on break from my event marketing job." You never know where your next big job could come from. It might come from talking to … [Read more...]