Looking for a job used to be a real drag, but the PC has made job hunting much easier.  This article tells you about some of the quickest and easiest ways to find a part-time job, particularly in the Essex area.


While your computer can be your best friend during your job hunt, many employers with part-time job openings don't go to the trouble of advertising those positions.  Advertising takes time and sometimes money; many part-time jobs aren't worth the trouble of posting.  Many establishments, such as restaurants, shops and offices, will simply put a “help wanted” sign in the front window.  These types of jobs don't often require a resume, but you will probably haHow to Find Part Time Essex Jobs(40990)ve to fill out a job application, sometimes while you are on the premises.  If you are currently job hunting, always carry a folder with you that contains all of your information: employers’ names, addresses and phone numbers; dates worked; job titles and duties; and references.  This way, you will be prepared to fill out a form on the spot if the employer so requires.  Just be sure not to leave the folder behind for strangers to access all of your personal information!

Temporary Employment Agencies

Many employers do not post advertisements but hire part-time employees instead through temporary agencies.  Links to many of these agencies can be seen at essexemploymentagency.com.  Another resource is ukwebstart.com/listjobsessex.html.  Many agencies, such as Manpower and Adecco, require that you go in and interview with the actual agency and take some skills tests before you can be placed with even a part-time job.  However, the time and effort can be worth it, as the agency will actually find the available jobs for you, which is usually the hardest part.

Internet Sites

If you are looking specifically for part time Essex jobs, there are several websites that can help you.  Here is a brief description of each as well as how to make the most of these sites.

  • UK Jobs Network (www.ukjobsnet.com/part-time-jobs-in-essex)

This site allows you to search for jobs by title, location, or both.  You can also search for jobs by industry by clicking one of the links on the right side of the page.  Job vacancies are updated daily, so don't give up if you don't see what you're looking for; things could be different the very next day!

  • Vivastreet (jobs.vivastreet.co.uk/part-time+essex)

This classified ads site gives you the option to search by keywords in addition to titles and locations.

  • Guardian Jobs (jobs.guardian.co.uk/jobs/uk/england/east-of-england/essex/part-time/)

Guardian is a more extensive site that allows you to set up an account and upload your CV.  Jobs can be sorted by industry, salary, contract type, employer type and date.

If you find that you need more training in order to apply for that part-time job, once again, the Internet can be quite helpful.  All sorts of classes are available online, or you can search for local educational opportunities, such as plumbing courses in Essex or Essex cosmetology schools.  The most important thing is to persevere, and eventually, you will find what you're looking for.