Best Part-Time Job Sites and Search Engines
When you're looking for a part-time job, it makes sense to start with the job search engines and with the niche job sites that focus on part-time and hourly jobs. You'll save some time searching because all the positions posted on these sites are for part-time jobs, occasional work, or on-call positions. Also, you can narrow your search results to give you only part-time job listings in your area.
CareerBuilder is a robust clearinghouse for jobs of all types, and you can select filters for the specific kind of part-time job you're seeking. For example, if you're looking for a part-time job in the healthcare industry, you can browse job openings according to geographic location, skills set, employer, or job title. When you're looking for part-time work, use "PT," and "part-time" as part of your search string.
If you're interested in a seasonal part-time job, CoolWorks lists thousands of summer and seasonal jobs. The cool thing about CoolWorks is that you also can search by employer name for part-time positions, seasonal work, and summer jobs. CoolWorks is popular among students and other job seekers looking for work during the summer and holiday seasons. Many of the featured job listings include positions in the tourism industry.
Craigslist.org is a popular resource for job seekers that can be a useful supplement to your local search for part-time jobs. However, since postings can be anonymous, caution is advised to avoid scams.
Select your city or your preferred geographic location, then click on "part-time" (from the list of “employment types”) and review the list of job openings. Craigslist is a menagerie for job seekers, and you can find a little of everything on this site. Part-time work, contract or temporary work, occasional shifts, and seasonal jobs. It's all there on Craigslist.
FlexJobs is a resource for individuals who want or need flexibility as they balance work with the rest of their lives. Users can search for jobs by the following job types: part-time, full-time, freelance, telecommuting, flexible scheduling, and alternative scheduling. The database is well-populated with opportunities in over 50 job categories, including account management, communications, human services, project management, and science. Users need to pay a monthly fee to gain full access to the site.
Indeed.com is an aggregator, which means this site includes job listings from hundreds of websites, including major job boards, top newspapers, as well as hundreds of associations and company career pages. Use the Advanced Search option, then select "part-time" from the “Show Jobs of Type” drop-down menu. One of the interesting features about Indeed is there are forums where job seekers share reviews about their experience with employers.
Monster's hourly and part-time jobs database is searchable by keyword, location, employer name, and job title. Click on “advanced search” under “find jobs” and select “part-time” on the menu to access opportunities. Monster was one of the first job search boards on the scene, and while other job boards and aggregators have stolen some of its thunder, Monster is still a useful site for part-time and temporary job seekers. Like many other jobs databases, you can post your resume on Monster so employers who are proactive can find you first.
Working as a ridesharing driver with a service like Lyft, Uber, or Sidecar enables the worker to set their part-time schedule around other work, family, or school commitments. Rideshareapps.com evaluates services and links users to their signup pages.
SnagAJob.com lists both full-time and part-time jobs. Start by entering a keyword for the type of position you would like or simply input a location that you are targeting. On the results page, you can filter for part-time. Listings are conveniently sorted by the distance from your location. The majority of the job s are hourly positions.
Upwork provides a platform for independent contractors like designers, programmers, application developers, writers, marketers, and legal professionals to find projects and advertise their services to prospective employers. More than 10,000 opportunities were posted on the site at the time of this review. Freelance work can be ideal for workers looking for part-time and flexible schedules.