LinkedIn is a great place to search for jobs as a fractional worker. Some companies do not always have budgets for full-time workers so part-time work could be a win-win.
In the current evolving job market, the traditional full-time employment model is no longer the only option for many professionals. As the demand for flexible work arrangements grows, so does the need for a part-time or fractional worker.
Individuals who seek to work fewer hours than a standard full-time employee often face challenges in finding suitable job opportunities, but with LinkedIn, the search for part-time work as a fractional worker has become more accessible and fruitful than ever before.
LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the go-to platform for professionals to connect, network, and explore career opportunities. With its user base exceeding 930 million professionals worldwide, LinkedIn provides a vast pool of potential connections and employers actively seeking talent.
When on your Linkedin profile, click on the Jobs tab on the menu bar, enter the job title or company name you seek, and enter your metropolitan area or choose Remote. Then click All Filters and choose Part-time and any other relevant filter before you click Apply. Don’t forget to set an Alert so you will automatically be notified when new roles become available that match your criteria.
If you see an Easy Apply button, note that you can use a new LinkedIn feature called Premium Top Choice Apply if you are a premium and not a free member. This feature means you can mark three jobs per month as your top jobs to let the employer know your interest in that particular role. Otherwise, you might compete with 200 to 300 other applicants, so marking it as a top job will help you stand out.
Make sure the headline on your profile includes the words Fractional or P/T, or Part-Time before the job title you are seeking, along with your unique selling proposition (USP), so you are memorable.
There are other ways to search for part-time jobs on LinkedIn too.
In the search bar, type in Part-time. Then click the Companies button, and various companies will come up.
In the search bar, type in Part-time. Then click the Groups button, and various groups will come up.
Off LinkedIn, you can also become a member of the Great Careers Groups, and one of the dozen benefits of membership listed at the bottom of the page is a List of remote job links, articles, and resources (over 300 links) to save you search time. Part-time and full-time opportunities are available on that list.
In addition, connect with recruiters and staffing agencies who may have part-time roles available.
By optimizing your profile, leveraging the search functionality, engaging with the professional community, and taking advantage of LinkedIn’s recommendation system, you, as a fractional worker, can enhance your job search and increase your chances of finding fulfilling part-time roles.
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Lynne M. Williams is the Executive Director of the Great Careers Groups, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career development and networking connections for 1) job seekers in career transition, including veterans, and 2) employed and self-employed for career management.
Aside from writing keyword-focused content for ATS resumes and LinkedIn profiles, Lynne is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on LinkedIn for Job Seekers. She is a contributing author on “Applying to Positions” in Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love, along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?, and is also a speaker on career topics.