You choose your availability, although the greater the range of hours you can do, the more employers in your chosen sector may be able to offer hours to suit your preference. If you can, try to avoid limiting your opportunities and match your focus to your availability. If you can work on Saturdays and Sundays but only during the daytime, for example, you may find more opportunities in retail than in bar work.
We are fortunate to have a huge range of people who become Staff Heroes, and for all sorts of reasons. You may be looking for weekend jobs in London because you are studying or working another job during the week. You may have family commitments that make Saturday and Sunday the only viable workdays. You may be thinking about a career change and using weekend working as a way of building experience. Or you may be a retiree looking for fresh experiences and new opportunities at a time of the week that suits you.
Think about your availability, your skillset and the things you enjoy doing. Consider how comfortable you are in customer-facing situations or in pressurised environments and choose a role that’s the closest match for your capabilities and preferences.
Ah, the Saturday (and Sunday) staff. You might think of them as the part time cavalry, the support workers for the store’s/bar’s/restaurant’s full time employees, but there’s an important thing to remember about the weekend team: they probably do more business and take more money than anyone else. In short, what you do as a weekend worker matters, and that’s why our clients want to find just the right Heroes for the job. So in a market that’s full of people eager to nab a weekend position, here is how you make yourself indispensable: