We’re saying goodbye to 2021 on the UK Part Time Jobs Advice blog. A new year always brings with it some fresh optimism and we’re sure many of you are hoping for a smoother ride through 2022 than we’ve had in 2021.
Obviously, 2022 isn’t going to start out perhaps as we’d hoped with regards to Coronavirus but as the months go on, we hope the UK and the rest of the world will continue to find ways to work through the current situation so that we can live our lives in as comfortable a way as possible.
Where you are based in the UK, you will be living under the restrictions your particular government has imposed but if you are looking for part time work and are hoping to find a job soon, there could be some local options open to you.
Back to 2021 and it was very much a similar situation. We lived under lockdown conditions, many people were furloughed from their jobs or had to work from home.
For some of you, if you were doing seasonal work or particular types of work, you might have found that your work completely dried up. For others of you, your field of work has meant that the pandemic has made you extra busy and the opportunities for work have been many.
Here on the UK Part Timer Jobs Advice blog, we have shared a few articles around different subjects to do with the world part time work and how you can fit into that. Of course, these articles were written with the backdrop of the pandemic as a constant, throughout.
For this article, we are going to have a recap of the topics we have covered throughout 2021 as they will still be relevant at the beginning of 2022.
And then, as 2022 progresses, we’ll see more about how the world of part time work is adapting to current situations.
We all know the current situation is very fluid and changing all the time so this makes it very difficult to make concrete predictions about how the year might progress. But we’re sure everyone hopes it passes by in a more positive way.
Why You Should Consider Part Time Hospitality Jobs
One of the articles we shared with you in 2021 was about different types of hospitality jobs and why you should consider those types of part time positions.
The hospitality sector is the UK’s 4th largest industry, employing around 4.5 million people. And, whether you have worked in the hospitality industry or not, it is widely known that this industry has suffered tremendously throughout the pandemic.
This is because of a number of reasons. As a result of the pandemic, establishments were forced toı close their doors and this meant businesses such as pubs and restaurants were unable to receive and entertain customers.
Likewise for other types of business within the hospitality sector. After all, hospitality is all about dealing with people and making sure they are comfortable, safe and happy. The pandemic has forced us to isolate ourselves away from people rather than be together in close contact with others.
A further blow to the hospitality industry was the fallout of Brexit. The hospitality industry is a place where lots of overseas workers have found employment and many employers came to rely on those people. As those hospitality workers left the UK, the hospitality industry was left with a large shortage of staff.
Since we wrote the article, the hospitality industry could once more do what it is best at – entertain people. However, it has been uncertain times and there have still been some restrictions.
Some employers in hospitality believe it is this uncertainty that is one of the reasons for staff shortages. This has meant some establishments have not been able to operate at full capacity.
But, if you are a people person and you are looking for part time work, now could be a great time to be applying for jobs in the industry.
Here are the suggestions we gave you for the types of part time hospitality jobs you might want to consider for entry level:
- Bar jobs
- Barista jobs
- Waiting on jobs
- Counter staff jobs
- Kitchen staff jobs
- Receptionist jobs
- Housekeeping jobs
- Catering jobs
- Cruise boat steward
Click the link above to read more about these hospitality roles and the advantages of working in the hospitality industry.
The Pros & Cons Of Seasonal Jobs
From part time hospitality jobs, we moved onto the idea of seasonal jobs and considered the pros and cons of this type of work.
Seasonal jobs can seem like an ideal solution if you only want to work for certain periods of the year – and for many people, they are the ideal solution. But for other people, once they do seasonal work, they realise it isn’t for them.
So, rather than share with you an article that only sings the praises of doing seasonal jobs, we also gave you the cons to consider. This should give you a better idea about whether or not seasonal work would suit you.
Perhaps the most obvious types of seasonal jobs are Christmas jobs and summer jobs but there are lots of other seasonal roles out there that mean you could be working at all times of year.
At entry level, seasonal jobs can give you some extra cash and give you a chance to build up some work experience.
But, seasonal jobs can also be done by those of you who might have a trade or profession that is in demand at certain times of year.
If you don’t want to be in work full time for whatever reason, these types of seasonal jobs give you the opportunity to keep your foot in the door and keep in touch with contacts in your industry.
If you have been considering this type of work, take a look at our article about the pros and cons of seasonal jobs.
Top Part Time Seasonal Job Ideas
And if you have decided seasonal part time jobs sound like the perfect way for you to earn some extra money, you can read this article to give yourself some ideas of the best types of seasonal jobs out there.
You might be surprised at some of the roles you could consider. Yes, there are hospitality jobs mentioned on this list, as you might expect but there are also jobs such as warehouse jobs, delivery driver roles and even personal shopper jobs.
If you are a good listener and can relate well to other people – and you like shopping; well, what better job than being a personal shopper.
Read more in the article.
How To Boss Working From Home With Kids
As we said at the beginning of this article, 2021 blog posts were written with the constant backdrop of the pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, lots of you will have found yourself suddenly having to set up a makeshift home office.
On top of that, there are either school holidays, you have children not yet old enough to be in school – or, just as you are working from home, the kids are also at home for home schooling because they too have been sent home as a result of the pandemic.
Away from the pandemic, you might have decided you would like to consider part time work from home jobs but you are wondering how you will be able to juggle both work and the kids when you are all in the same space.
The good news is, there are lots of strategies you can employ so that you can work from home successfully and make sure the kids are not running riot around the house and creating chaos.
If you want to work from home and you have got kids, read our tips about how to boss working from home when you have kids.
How To Remain Productive When Working From Home
Staying on the theme of working from home, even if you don’t have children to look after at the same time, there are other things to take into consideration.
Whether you are freelancing and working your own hours or you are working from home as part of your job, doing office hours, it can be a challenge to remain productive when you are in your own home.
The comfortable sofa, the TV, the fridge – there are lots of things around the house to distract you and give you that urge for a bit of procrastination.
This article gives you tips on how to remain productive when you are working from home.
Whilst there are tips in this article that you think might seem obvious, there are some other ideas in here that can trick your brain into putting you in a productive frame of mind.
One of those tips involves making the time to look after your mental health. This leads us on to our final article of 2021…
The Mental Health Benefits Of Gardening Jobs
If the pandemic has brought one matter to the forefront of people’s attention, it’s the importance of looking after our mental health.
Indeed, lots of people have opted for a career change during the time they’ve been furloughed or working from home.
One activity that is widely celebrated as being beneficial to mental health is gardening.
So, whether you are thinking about part time gardening jobs or you are looking for activities to do outside of your current job that will have a positive impact on your mental health, take a look at our article about the mental health benefits of gardening jobs.
And that brings us to next year, 2022. We’ll be bringing you topical advice throughout next year. In the meantime, if you are looking for a part time job, why not start your search here.