June 30th, 2012
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Part Time Work Training
Do You Need Any Part Time Worker Training?
One common question that is asked when someone considers looking for a part time job is this: “Will I need any training to become a part time worker?”
This is actually a very difficult question to answer, because it all depends on the job you want to take. For example, becoming a legal bookkeeper will require you to get proper recognised training and qualifications. In contrast, becoming a cleaner or a cashier will only require a certain amount of on the job training before you can work unsupervised.
So with this in mind, here are some points you need to consider before you can answer the question: “Do I need any part time worker training?”
What career do you want to go into?
Depending on your requirements and what your aims are, your answer to this could be very different from the answer another person would give.
For instance you might say you want to go into a specific career, such as the bookkeeping example given above. This immediately tells you that you’ll need training. However if all you want to do is grab a part time job that allows you to earn a little extra money for your household, you’ll probably be able to find something suitable without needing training first.
Find out more about the part time job you want to get
If you have a particular job in mind, you should find out more about what that job entails. For example you might be able to find a part time trainee position where you’d be taught what to do on the job. Other jobs may require a lot of training and experience before you’d be considered for them, so you might want to discount these.
Here’s another example. If you really wanted to become a part time legal bookkeeper because it brings into play your love of numbers, look for another part time job to get while you are training for the right qualifications. You can then swap jobs to get the part time position you really want when you are able to do so.
Read through part time job advertisements to see what is required of applicants
Of course, some employers will have different requirements when it comes to finding the most suitable part time employees. For instance some may require a certain amount of experience in that role for you to be considered for it. Others may accept anyone if they are reliable and punctual as well as being hard workers.
So even if you look for a part time job that does not require any training beforehand, you may still need to narrow down the possibilities before you find the ideal position for your needs.
By narrowing down your job possibilities you can more easily answer the question about training. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to forge ahead in your part time job or career. Which role will be ideal for you?