Whether it's to make extra money in a second job or work around school or family obligations, weekend workers are a vital part of the economy. The world can't shut down when 9-to-5 workers close their laptops at 5:00 p.m. on Friday—weekend jobs are needed to keep the healthcare system, retail, restaurants, and emergency services running.
Weekend jobs are perfect for anyone who wants to make extra money beyond their weekday job. The U.S. Census has found that about 7% of Americans work a second job to boost their income. They're also ideal for students who have to attend classes during the week. In fact, nearly half of all college students work part-time while attending classes.
If you're thinking about finding a weekend job, Monster has some information and advice to help with your search. Along with looking for a "weekend job," you might want to expand your search to service jobs since many positions in the service industry need employees every day of the week. Here are some additional searches to try:
When you begin your weekend job search, there are two things to consider: your skills and interests and what businesses employ weekend workers. For example, if you have photography skills, taking photos and videos at weddings (that traditionally take place on the weekend) could be a perfect fit for you.
Here are common sectors that employ weekend workers:
Create or update your resume to make the best first impression when applying for a weekend job. We can help with that! Take a look at some resume templates for specific jobs and read our advice on how to put together a well-formatted, clean resume. Adding a cover letter to your application is always a good idea. Here are some cover letter writing tips for you to try, along with cover letter samples you can use as templates for your own.
To help you feel more comfortable at an interview for a weekend job, we've put together a list of top interview questions and some other tips to help you nail your interview. When you interview, it's important to let the employer know you're looking for weekend work and not a weekend or part-time job that will lead to a full-time job.
Your salary will depend on the job—there's no one standard for all weekend or part-time jobs. Not to worry—Monster's Salary Tool can help you find out what you're worth. Just plug in the title of the job you're after and where you live, and the tool will give you the range of pay you can expect. You'll also see what skills you can add to be more attractive to employers and median wages for related job titles.
It's nice to know something about a company before you apply or interview. When you've identified a company with weekend jobs available, you can see if they have a profile on Monster by going to our company profiles page. You'll find information such as:
Get ahead of the crowd looking for weekend jobs by clicking the jobs on this page. Accelerate your job search by creating a profile on Monster. It can connect you with recruiters and put you on our list to receive custom job alerts and job-hunting tips.