3 side gigs to do while waiting for your dream job
Waiting to hear back from the company of your choice can be a painfully slow process, especially when your bank balance is looking dangerously low, and the anxiety of being unemployed starts to get to you. While it’s easy to be consumed by this, it’s crucial that you don’t let it beat your confidence.
Think of it this way - your unemployment is the best time for personal and professional growth, so put aside any feelings of inadequacy and start devoting time into picking up some new skills.
If you’re unsure of where to start, we’ve got some to recommend! These jobs may not come with fancy titles, but the skills you pick up sure can be put to good use in your next job.
Call Centre Agents
Call centres are one of the fastest growing job providers in Philippines, according to our monthly Monster Employment Index (MEI). While most of the job happens behind the phone, the role comes with its fair share of challenges.
As a call centre agent, it’s important to connect and empathise with the person on the other line. It also often means bearing the brunt of upset customers. Most people have the tendency to take things very personally, but being on the job for a while will teach you a thing or two about grit and help you navigate uncomfortable situations.
Find call center jobs here.
Think of yourself as the office superhero, where your superpower involves making things right for everyone. Being organised and detail-oriented are key in this role, and you’ll soon learn how to effectively navigate tasks and delivering requests in a timely fashion.
As an office administrator, you’re also likely to be familiar with a suite of technology including advanced computing systems, big data and sometimes even cloud computing! Include these sweet skills in your portfolio to wow your future employers!
Find Administrative roles here.
Teamwork is the essence of any job today, and there’s no better way to watch it come to life than in an F&B establishment. From the taking the order to clearing the table, it’s all about collaboration and teamwork.
Find F&B and Hospitality jobs here.