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.
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.
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.
In the first part of our gig worker advice series we spoke with a Shiftgig Specialist who shared how “being your own brand” leads to success in the gig economy. In the second installment of this series we sat down with a Specialist who has been picking up hospitality and experiential marketing shifts since 2014. Because of her broad experience, she’s learned valuable tips she wants to share with other gig workers.
According to the Harvard Business Review, proactively seeking advice is vital to developing leadership and decision-making skills. In this series we’ll talk to gig workers finding work using the Shiftgig app to hear what advice they have for other Specialists.
Safety is important for all businesses, which is why some of our shifts require workers to have special certifications before being able to claim them. With summer on its way, now is a good time to get started on renewing your certifications so that you have access to the most opportunities (and more cash!) this summer.
If you asked anyone ten years ago what an Uber was, they would probably look at you confused and think you were trying to speak German (uber literally translates to “about” in the language). Today, Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies have not only become a proper noun, but also a staple in how people get around and a notably flexible option for work.
Understanding your personality type is useful for recognizing the best way you work, but let’s keep it simple--there are some personality traits that are just well suited for on-demand work. With 2017 coined as the year of the on-demand workforce, there’s no better time than now to get onboard. If any of the following descriptions sound like you, you should consider picking up some on-demand gigs.
We sat down this morning with Torrie Davis, Shiftgig’s Operations Project Manager. She’s been with our team for two and a half years now. Torrie is on the front line interviewing our prospective Specialists, so we thought she was the perfect person to ask about what makes a great interview.
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.