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The 5 W's: How to Choose the Right Side Gig

It’s no secret that the gig economy has been gaining popularity over the past few years--and why shouldn’t it? Flexible scheduling, extra income, and mobile technology are all reasons why this industry is growing and attracting a unique and diverse workforce.

If you’re trying to decide if the time is right to get a side gig, you’re in luck. We put together a guide using the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why--in no particular order) to help make this decision a little easier.

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Filing Taxes as a Gig Worker

Let’s face it--no one really enjoys doing their taxes. It can be costly (if you pay someone to do them) and confusing, especially for those picking up temporary work. Undoubtedly the best part of tax season is getting a refund; the possibilities for what to do with it are endless! In this post, we’ll be covering tips for filing your taxes, including getting your W2’s from Shiftgig, and what you can do with your tax return.
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How to Be Prepared for Busy Season (as a Gig Worker)

For many businesses in the event, food service, and hospitality industries, the start of Spring signifies the beginning of busy season, which is a great time for gig workers to make some extra cash. Busy season at Shiftgig means a variety of available shifts ranging from graduation parties to weddings to stadium events (and more). In this post, we’ll cover a few tips for making the most out of this exciting time of the year.

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Create a Great Resume Showcasing Your Gig Experience in 4 Steps

Having a great resume can make you stand apart when looking for a job. If you’ve worked in the gig economy, you may be unsure on how to list your experience in a way that showcases your versatility and skills. This post will offer suggestions on how to build a resume to help you land the job of your dreams.

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Why Restaurant Workers Make Good Gig Workers

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are more than 14 million restaurant industry employees working in the U.S.-- and by 2027, 1.6 million new restaurant jobs will be created. If you’re a current restaurant worker who loves the industry and wants to pick up a side gig in a similar field, a smörgåsbord of opportunities await.

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The Life of an Event Ambassador

For the past several years, Shiftgig Specialists have helped staff some of the biggest and most exciting conventions of the year. From auto shows to beauty events to technology conferences, our Specialists have been there. With more than 200 major convention centers in the U.S., the need for staff, also known as event ambassadors, is growing larger every year.

This year we placed a Shiftgig team at a few large conventions specifically to learn about the event ambassadors who work in this industry. Here’s what we uncovered:

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Advice for Gig Workers, by Gig Workers Part 3: First Impressions Matter

In this series, we talked to Shiftgig Specialists who offered advice for other gig workers. One Specialist, who has worked more than 150 hospitality shifts in New York since August 2016, stood out among all the others. He’s been recognized by four clients as an All Star -- because of these impressive credentials, we knew he’d have great tips to share.

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Feature Focus: A Brand New Way to Enter Hours

We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of a new feature in our app that significantly improves worker check in and check out. This update changes the way workers record hours and ensures they’re paid accurately. This feature focus post details the benefits and changes of the verified timekeeping for both clients and workers.

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The One Skill Gig Workers Need. (And It Might Surprise You.)

Jobs in the gig economy encompass a broad range of skills and experiences. Some gig jobs require specialized or technical skills, ranging from being technical savvy to having social media management experience. Others may require a strong set of soft skills. For example, a front desk attendant needs good interpersonal skills and a dog walker should love dogs. While technical skills and experience are important, “ soft skills matter when it comes to career advancement.”
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How to Become a Cashier Without Any Previous Experience

With over three million people employed in the United States as cashiers, opportunities like this are vast. Cashiers work in restaurants, retail establishments or concessions and while these locations differ, the position requirements are often the same. But what if you don’t have any experience? We’re here to help. Follow these four steps to land the cashier job you want and make some extra cash.

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