St. Louis Rams rookie Terrance Ganaway earns almost $400,000 a year working in the NFL. During their off-season, many of his fellow players are getting themselves in a little trouble by partying and lavishly spending their paychecks. But, Ganaway was determined to be different. He is working at Jimmy John’s making sandwiches and saving money.
Does Ganaway need this extra income? Probably not. So, why is getting a second job a good idea?
1) Fights the boredom - With time to kill, why not make some extra dough? What sounds more productive – catching up on Downtown Abbey or getting off the couch and making another pay check?
2) Start saving - It may not pay as well as your first job, but a second job can help you save up for that major trip you’ve been dreaming of or the car you’ve had your eye on. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on anything extra, getting a second job is a great way to save up for a treat for yourself.
3) Pump up your resume - The more experience you can put on your resume, the more you can impress future hiring managers. Holding down two jobs makes you look like a dedicated worker who is determined to make the best of any situation. This is also a way to get experience in the field you want to go into, even if your primary job is in a different industry.
4) Explore a new career - Say you are working in a restaurant but have always thought that retail might be what you want to get into. A second part-time job is a great way for you to test run a new direction in your career and see if you want to seriously think about changing direction.
5) Make new friends and connections - The more connections you have, the bigger your job network grows. Remember, references and referrals are so important in job searching because it means having someone who can stand up for you and say you make a great employee. And, you know? You may just meet your new BFF!
Have you ever worked more than one job before? How did that go? Let us know below!