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3 Values I Learned From Working in the Service Industry

I think I’ve held about two dozen jobs in my life and they’ve all been pretty different. I’ve taught Irish Dance, sorted medical records, organized marketing street teams for a music festival, adn just about everything in between. Surprisingly, it wasn’t until my senior year of college that I got my first job in the service industry: a cocktail waitress at one of the the oldest townie bars in my college town, The Tumble Inn.

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Meet Vernon: Experienced Sous Chef and Shiftgig Specialist

In a recent poll, we found that the majority (74.3%) of Shiftgig Specialists have experience in the foodservice industry, but a far fewer number of those Specialists have a sous chef skill set.

Vernon Williams is one of those unique Specialists.

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How You Work This Way [NEW INFOGRAPHIC]


We polled 1,642 Shiftgig Specialists to find out how they work. Here are the results:

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Shiftgig 101: How to Apply to be a Specialist

Here's your go-to guide for the most common Shiftgig application questions. 

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Nicole: The Girl Who Codes

Chicago may not be the largest tech ecosystem in the nation, but it’s certainly no slouch.

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Beyond the Job: Community Operations Team

Our “Beyond the Job” blog series gives you insight into what it’s like to work at Shiftgig. Learn about different positions at the company, our culture and more!

Today, we’re speaking with Amanda Kolinsky, our Community Operations and Account Management team member in Chicago. Welcome, Amanda!

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Helpful Tips & Tricks: How to Leverage Your Skills to Get More Gigs

This new year, we’re resolving to give our Specialists the tools they need to succeed, starting with a new blog series “Helpful Tips & Tricks.” Check back each week as we share insight that will help make the your lives a little easier.

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Market Spotlight: Atlanta

I’m here with Mindy, Shiftgig’s Managing Director in the Atlanta market. Welcome Mindy!

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Helpful Tips & Tricks: 9 Steps to Improve Your Time Management

This new year, we’re resolving to give our Specialists the tools they need to succeed, starting with a new blog series “Helpful Tips & Tricks.” Check back each week as we share insight that will help make the your lives a little easier.

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Meet Sabrina: Shiftgig Specialist Turned Community Operations Professional

Some Specialists choose to work for Shiftgig for consistent opportunities, while others are looking to fill gaps in their schedules in between other work. Sabrina Holt was the latter, that is until she was promoted to a full-time Shiftgig Community Operations professional.

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Helpful Tips & Tricks: 7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Commute Easier

This new year, we’re resolving to give our Specialists the tools they need to succeed, starting with a new blog series “Helpful Tips & Tricks.” Check back each week as we share insight that will help make the your lives a little easier.

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