| Hi Taylor:
I used to manage a restaurant and I'm tired of waiting for life to
go back to normal. Any leads on part-time work I could pick up instead
of just treading water? - Elsie
Hi Elsie: I can't say enough about the workers who have had
to weather this pandemic. I'm so sorry hard times have fallen on you
through no fault of your own and hope things get back to normal for
you as fast as possible.
In the meantime, fortune favors the bold, so you shouldn't hesitate
to start looking into any of the following industries.
The shift to remote learning for both standard education and extracurriculars
has been one of the hardest parts of this whole ordeal. A lot
of teachers have moved on to retire early because it wasn't worth
learning a whole new system this late in the game. If you have
any interest or areas of expertise, you could probably get set
up with substitute work in a hurry. If you like it, you could
find a way to transition into a full-time career or perhaps advance
your education and start teaching at the college level.
2. Editor. Busy people hate proofreading. If you've got
an eye for detail, hit the job boards and look for proofing and
copyediting jobs. If you're good at it and speedy enough, you
can make a surprisingly good living and set yourself up with a
completely remote career.
3. Virtual assistant. This job was trending even before
COVID, and now it's really on the move. Organized, tech-savvy
people are in high demand for pretty much every type of industry.
Especially if you have a flexible schedule and are open to part-time
hours, this could be a great place to start a career transition.
4. Sales Rep. You can get work doing sales and customer
services for all kinds of companies now that so much commerce
has moved online. People with retail experience have been transitioning
to remote work in droves, so if you have a phone and the right
temperament, consider helping people with their online shopping.
Most of these jobs will likely stick around even as the economy
gets back to normal since shopping from home has been people's
preference for quite some time now.
| If none of
these jobs are of interest, think of what you'd like to do. Start
with the dream and then try to ground it in reality. These are crazy
times, but there's a lot of opportunity mixed into the hardship. Get
creative in your approach and hopefully this will be the year you
start your dream job. Good luck!
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