TBD Blog Find a part-time job in Oman in five easy steps

 2020-02-17
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So you have decided to get a part-time job! Whether you are trying to kick start your career or looking for an extra source of income (or both), finding a part-time job in Oman can get tricky. Here are five simple steps that can help guide you through the process:

1) Step one: Know yourself
Before starting the job hunt, it’s probably best if you have a rough idea of what it is you are looking for. Start by assessing your strengths and weaknesses, the types of jobs you are interested in, and how much time you have to offer.
It is important that you become realistic about your limitations as well. I once happily accepted a telemarketing job underestimating how much real effort it required. By the end of the first week, I soon came to realize how draining talking on the phone for hours was! Needless to say, I am not applying for anymore customer service jobs.
Another factor you need to consider is time. How can a job fit in your schedule? This is especially important if you are a student or already working a full-time job. Taking all these factors into consideration can help you narrow down your search.

2) Step two: Create your CV
Writing your resume can get confusing. There are so many variations and templates out there. For a part-time job application, keep it simple.
Here are some things your resume must include:
- A personal statement tailored for the specific job you are applying to. This is just a short introduction about yourself and what you are looking for.
- Contact details.
- Educational background, awards, and achievements.
- Work experience.
- Skills.
- Interests/hobbies.
- A professional headshot ( optional, but it’s great to put a face to the name).

3) Step three: Let the search begin!
After developing a rough idea of what it is you are looking for, and with your CV in hand ( well more likely saved on your desktop) it is time to start looking!
Newspapers are a great place to start. However, you probably have a better chance of finding vacancies online. Check legible employment websites, such as TBD Oman which directly connects job seekers and employers in the country.
During your search, steer away from sketchy posts. If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Fake jobs have become an increasing phenomenon in the country. However, a quick google search of the employer can help you verify your concerns. Be careful of who you share your personal information with.

4) Step four: Interviews are a two-way street
So you have landed a job interview, awesome! Before heading out to the interview make sure to research the institution you are interviewing at. In addition, prepare a list of all the important questions you have in mind. Remember interviews are a two-way street. Don’t shy away from asking those questions.
On the day of the interview, dress accordingly and arrive early with a hard copy of your resume and your qualifications on hand.

5) Step five: But is there a contract?
Getting a job offer is exciting, especially if it is your first. However, it is important that you take the time to review it before making a commitment. Does the offer include a written contract?
Employment contracts can be unfamiliar territory for a lot of us, however, contracts provide a legal safety net for all parties involved. A written contract is legally binding and can help you avoid any future mishaps. Verbal agreements, on the other hand, are not. Consider this before accepting any offers.