There are plenty of reasons to consider looking for a full-time job. Besides advantages like healthcare, a steady paycheck, a retirement account, and paid time off, full-time jobs can be perfect for people who want to dedicate their time to a company, cause, or work they're really passionate about. They're also good if you no longer want to deal with the changing schedule of a part-time job. If you've just graduated or are ready to commit to a career path, there are tons of opportunities for full-time employment across industries.
Working for a company as a full-time employee comes with a slew of benefits from dental and vision insurance to a 401k and paid holidays. The 40-hour workweek sticks to a schedule—you know when you're working and when you can have a day off. Being a full-time employee means you learn the ins and outs of the business quickly and have more opportunities to advance your career and score a raise or promotion. And a full-time job provides a steady income that might help you increase your savings, especially if you earn overtime.
There are many different types of full-time jobs available in numerous fields. Our goal at Monster is to help every job seeker find a role that's the perfect fit for them. To widen your search results, try looking for management jobs. You can also try searching for these options:
Whether or not you'll need a formal education depends on what full-time jobs you have your eye on. But to obtain and keep a full-time job successfully, you'll need certain qualities. Employers are looking for candidates who:
If you're ready to commit to a 9-to-5, you'll need to update your resume. Monster is here to provide you with insider tips and tricks that will help you land your next position. Before you start writing, take a look at our writing tips to learn all the do's and don'ts for discussing your background and skills. Then, take a peek at our resume templates to get creative ideas for your resume's layout and design.
No application would be complete without a cover letter that lays out why you're the best candidate for the job. If you're struggling to find the right words, browse our cover letter writing advice. Or take a look at our cover letter samples to find specific examples for jobs across industries.
Before they hire you, your future employer will want to know more about you, your experience, and your work style. Through a job interview, both you and your company will have the chance to ask each other questions to determine if you're a good match. So while it's normal to feel nervous before an interview, don't put too much pressure on yourself. You're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you! Monster has gathered a list of potential interview questions that hiring managers might ask you, so you can prepare clear, informative answers in advance that will impress any employer.
When you're dedicating 40+ hours a week to your work, you want to be sure you aren't underpaid. You deserve to be fairly compensated for the talent, skills, and commitment you bring to the table every day. To learn what the median pay is for your job title in your area, use Monster's handy Salary Tool. It'll also show you the salaries for similar jobs and what more advanced positions might be in your career's future.
It's essential that you and your company are a good match if you're planning on being a full-time employee. For that reason, we've created a company profiles page where you can search for the organization you'd like to work for and learn about their company culture, locations, recent job postings, and more.
You've considered the investment and the benefits, updated your resume, and figured out what you should be paid. Are you ready to apply? Monster is happy to help. Create an account, and we will connect you with recruiters and send personalized career advice and custom job alerts to your inbox. With Monster, applying to full-time jobs will not be a full-time job of its own.