I’m going to start this post by giving a real life case scenario of a pal of mine who has been working two jobs for yesteryear four years. The methods for getting and maintaining another job will in actuality be conclusions withdrawn out of this example.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) an area agent for a property company in a big city. Evidently, this job requires him to drive 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 long been gifted with the pencil and even offers a diploma in graphic design, he took his second job at a Manga magazine, as a personality graphic designer.
His first job, as a realtor, is really a full-time job, 5 days per week, 9 hours per day, with a one hour lunchtime break. For his second job, as a graphic designer, he works 6 hours per working day, and 8 hours on each Saturday. Therefore, he’s still free on Sundays, to pay quality time along with his family.
When I asked him how do he maintain both two jobs, post a job he replied that he considers his second job as some slack from the first job. That the task as a developer relaxes him by way of a lot and he couldn’t be happier with another job than that.
Obviously, he made a smart decision when he took the next job.
Now, based on this example, here are a few tips concerning the choosing and maintaining another job.
1. Think about the risks, downsides and benefits of another job. Obviously the key risk regarding this matter are extreme fatigue, and the principal downside is the possible lack of time for other activities. The key benefit is the additional cash. So, before even selecting another job, you must consider several questions. For example:
– Will I have sufficient time and energy to spend with my family?
– Will I have sufficient time and energy to sleep?
– What level of stress will I be exposed to?
– How will this affect my health?
– Is the additional money worth the effort and the danger?
2. Look at a second job that’s opposite from most of your job. To put it differently, if your first job requires you to accomplish office or sedentary work, your second job should require physical work, or activities where you are able to at least take advantage of some fresh air. It’s advisable to look for employment with flexible hours, employment that’s less psychically stressing. Jobs that always fit to the profile is found in food and hospitality industries.
3. Calculate the additional amount of cash that you’d need and figure out how many extra working hours will soon be necessary. You might not even need to work full-time for your second job, to get the additional money that you need.
4. Through the interview for your second job, avoid mentioning that you have employment, unless the interviewer specifically asks you this. Not many would desire to hire somebody who has most of the chances to work only at half capacity. And if you do mention that you have employment, your skills and experience for the next 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 each week is an excellent idea. And anything you do, ensure you sleep at least 5 hours a night.