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Why Look for Temporary, Part-Time Jobs and Project Assignments?

Temporary jobs or project assignments are much more available than full-time jobs so you should look for them whenever possible.

Search for a job using Snag-a-Job

Click on the appropriate link below to start your job search and view thousands of jobs now available throughout the U.S.  By registering with Snagajob, you can get personalized local jobs sent directly to your inbox enabling you to apply immediately using your on file profile.

            Temporary Jobs
            Part-time Jobs
            Seasonal Jobs
            Project Based Jobs
            Full-time Jobs

To search for jobs near you, enter your geographic area in the “where” field in the search bar. Then type the kind job you wish to find. On the search results page, you can further refine your job search by company, category, industry, or job title using the filters to the left of the results.

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To search search for a job on  TempAndPartTimeJobs
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Click for an Advanced Search

Our search engine can only use the input it receives from employers posting jobs, so some of the positions may not match the criteria you enter.

search for part-time jobs Click the appropriate link below to view temporary, part-time seasonal and project based jobs or to add your resume at N/C. If you already have an account prior to 2014, our search engine has changed and you will have to update your password. Your email address will remain the same but you will be prompted to pick a new password.   Login Here    Browse Jobs   Add Your Resume 

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Part-time & Temporary Jobs in Demand

Why Look for Temporary Jobs and Project Assignments

Temporary jobs or project assignments are much more available than full-time jobs so you should look for them whenever possible.

  • Register with temp firms in your local area as they don't care about age but are more interested in your skills and experience. Also if you get work through a temp firm it helps build your resume for future work assignments.
  • When applying for a temporary job tell the employer you are willing to start working as a consultant or on a temporary or project basis. This often gives you a leg up on younger workers who are often unable to accept this kind of employment. Temporary jobs or working on a consultative basis can often lead to full-time work.

Why a Temporary Job or Project Assignment is Good for You

For those who are interested in full-time work, some temporary jobs turn into full time jobs.

job opportunities

Send this resume to every employer in your area that hires or has hired someone with your experience and expertise. These employers may not be hiring for full-time positions but may very well be interested in hiring you on a project basis. Likewise the employer may give you preference over hiring someone for a full-time job for many of the reasons listed below.

For more information on crafting your resume, click here to visit our resume writing section.

Employers are More Likely to Hire You for a Temporary Job or Project Assignment

More and more employers are finding it cost effective to utilize retirees hired on a temporary job, project assignment basis for hard to fill openings. Retirees will often accept a temporary job for less pay than the hourly rate they commanded when they were working full-time. The perception that older workers are less productive than younger ones is false.

Numerous studies and research have shown that older workers' productivity does not fall but rises because of greater dependability, better judgment and accuracy. Studies have also shown that older workers actually miss less work than younger workers and can learn new techniques and technologies effectively.

There are many good reasons employers hire older workers on a temporary basis or for project assignments:
  1. It is not usually necessary to pay benefits like health care insurance.
  2. Temporary/part-time workers can be off-boarded with comparatively little or no cost.
  3. If an employer has a hiring freeze, hiring temporary/part-time employees usually comes from a different budget.
  4. Older workers generally require less training.
  5. Older workers have lower absenteeism and tend to be more punctual.
  6. Older workers have a better commitment to quality.
  7. Older workers possess superior customer service skills.
  8. Older workers have better people skills.
  9. Older workers are more eager to learn new skills.
  10. Older workers have a positive attitude.

Many employers are keenly aware that temporary, part-time and project based employees do not require them to pay unemployment insurance coverage.

Remember that in any interview the only reason you are likely to be hired is if the employer feels you will bring value to the company. Present yourself as a valuable asset and your chances of being hired increase. On the other hand if you give the impression you are just looking for ways to earn a living your chances of being hired are reduced.


Check these sites for opportunities

Obviously we would like you to first check our view jobs area. Use the keyword box and enter the job title or subject area you wish to search and enter the city and state in the appropriate area and the system will return a list of jobs that matched the criteria you entered.  You can also check the search job title only box if you wish to search the entire U.S.

Seasonal Jobs

If you are interested in a seasonal job working in a state part, marina, cruise line, campground, resort, etc. check out the "older and bolder" section of CoolWorks

Management Consulting 

Check and where you will find the opportunity to bid on consulting projects where you have expertise. 

Interim Executives

Check with firms like Spencer Stuart, Spherion, Russell Reynolds and Heidrick & Struggles as all now have practice areas for interim executive placements.

Check Company Websites

Many companies will have jobs listed on the employment area of their company Website that do not appear any other place. Make a list of the kinds of companies that employ people with your experience and education and check the many temporary jobs that are posted on these sites.

Resources for executives, professionals and managers interested in project assignments.

Whether you are a few years from retiring, already retired or are between jobs, this information will be of value.

How to prepare

1. Talk to department heads/hiring managers at your employer prior to retiring and make sure they understand that you are available for project assignments after you “retire”. It is the hiring managers that make these decisions and they are the HR department’s clients. Build a departure network. That does not mean you shouldn’t also network with the appropriate managers within HR.

2. You must be able to identify your value to perspective clients or consulting firms to appropriately market yourself. To this you should:
A. Assess your experience, skill sets, general knowledge, etc.
B. Assess how your experience translates to marketable skills of value.
C. Identify potential market opportunities.
D. Look for a place to start… (When you first start looking for projects either on your own or with a consulting company you will not have a proper understanding of this market and you will not have the proper information to reach prospects to “sell” your value.. This will take time, experience and the development of a referral network that comes from working on projects as a consultant and problem solver.)

3. You should consider identifying and becoming affiliated with an existing consulting firm that serves the markets in which you are involved. Depending on your function and industry consider starting a consulting firm where you can offer your services on a project basis after you retire. Maintain your network as this is extremely valuable to you as well as any consulting firm you may join.

4. Network in your industry with employers who are competitors or at least identify them and if possible hiring managers within these organizations while you are still working so you can contact them for project assignments after you “retire”. Perhaps do so at trade shows, association meetings and other such venues. The location of these firms need not be local as many project assignments involve working remotely and if you need to be on location you could elect to work a project assignment in another geographic location.

5. Identify firms outside of your industry that hire people with your experience and skill sets so you can contact them for project assignments after you “retire”.

6. In some cases consider volunteering using your experience on a project basis. Some of these assignments provide payment for your services while many do not. Volunteering also has other advantages as it builds experience and can sometimes lead to prestigious board or committee positions or invitations.

7. Many executives, managers and professionals do not have the skills to work virtually and collaboratively and should consider getting training in these areas if they hope to be successful in acquiring project assignments after “retiring”. Much of the project or consultative work you get is likely to be done remotely as opposed to on site. You will need “leading edge” communications skills to be successful and if you don’t already have them, you must acquire them—preferably prior to leaving your job.

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