It can be challenging to fit work around the demands of family life – are evening jobs the answer? We look at the pros and cons of evening jobs to help you decide…
There are evening jobs on offer in many different sectors. Some of the most common evening roles include bar work, waitressing, cleaning, shelf stacking and supermarket till work. Healthcare roles often include evening shifts too. Other options to consider might include food delivery, taxi driving and customer service in leisure facilities such as gyms or cinemas.
The hours you might work will depend on the role. In healthcare and warehouses you might expect a full 10 to 12 hour shift, while in customer facing roles the work is more likely to be part-time in line with opening hours.
Pros of working in the evenings include:
Some of the less appealing aspects to evening jobs:
The skills and attributes you will need do depend on the job itself and what’s involved. Generally, though, if you’re a morning person that goes to bed early, you may find evening work more difficult.
You may also find that you are left to your own devices more in the evening. These roles tend to suit self-starters who are happy to use their initiative if there’s no-one around to check things with.
Evening jobs are listed on jobs sites. Run a search in your local area for evening part-time roles – you should see a variety of opportunities come up. Or, if there’s an employer that you know has the kind of jobs you’re looking for, visit the careers section of their website.
Your local temping agencies may also have opportunities available. Many employers take agency workers on permanently if they do a good job. Start your search today.