Searching for your next job needn’t be a chore – if you know where to look you should be able to apply for roles and then land interviews in no time at all.
Looking for part-time work is similar to looking for full-time work – it’s actually the exact same process, it’s just that your search will be more refined. If you’ve found yourself googling “part-time HR jobs in London” but aren’t getting the right results, here's how you can use a few tricks to find roles in desirable companies with opportunities for you to forge a successful career.
Set up job alerts
All the major job search websites have customisable functions so you can get relevant jobs sent straight to your inbox on a daily basis – all you need to do is set up a relevant search, then once you’ve got your results, sign up and modify your preferences so that you’re updated in a timeframe that suits you.
Input your postcode for refined results and include a distance you are willing to travel. This is important if you are relying on public transport or if you live in a rural area and want a local job.
You can also refine your search by your salary expectations and the sector you want to work in. Doing all of this will save you time so you don’t have to go through the same process every day – leaving you more time to focus on creating a killer CV.
Make the most of LinkedIn
You can use LinkedIn for numerous things: seeing what already-successful professionals include on their resume and taking inspiration from it, connecting with current and prospective employers, and getting daily job updates.
You can set up several types of alert to go straight to your personal inbox and keep all bases covered, whether you’re looking for a few different types of job or are interested in moving to a new area of the country.
LinkedIn is also a great platform to show off your expertise in your field. By using the publishing feature you can demonstrate that you’re clued up to current goings on in HR and that you’re able to articulate your ideas clearly.
Use all social channels
As well as LinkedIn you should capitalise on the fact that plenty of companies and recruitment agencies use social media to advertise vacancies. Twitter is the main place to go – take a look at the Portfolio CBR Twitter for the latest roles specific to the sector.
Get help from recruiters
Recruiters have reputations, but don’t let that put you off using them – or coming to us at Portfolio – to secure your next job. A good recruiter will have connections within the industry you want to move into, and will be able to secure you interviews in front of the right people.
In a way, a job search is all about relationships. So by keeping in touch with a few recruitment consultants and having conversations about what type(s) of job you’re looking for, you’ll be well placed to find the part-time HR job you want.
Speak to Portfolio today
Your reasons looking for a part-time job will be different to the next person’s – you might have other commitments such as a young family to look after, or you might have other commitments – such as needing time to complete freelance work.
Portfolio’s recruitment consultants will help you find a part-time human resources role that’s right for you. Call us on 020 7650 3190 to speak to a member of our team, or if you’re in the London area, pay a visit to our offices right near Liverpool Street.
Browse our current vacancies to start the search for your next role right now.