How to find a part time programming job

COVID means many of us are now working remotely — it’s also making part-time roles more common

During COVID, full time remote work has been exhausting.

Option 1. Freelancing

Obviously the best option is to find a freelance gig where you could work in your own time. There are some advantages and disadvantages to this however:

  • You’ll get to control your schedule i.e. when you work
  • It’ll likely be remote, so you can work where ever you want
  • You can take on as many freelance gigs as you want / can handle at a time
  • You’ll have to do your own taxes
  • You won’t get a pension / 401K like in a normal full time jobs
  • Same with healthcare or dental care…
  • Finding work can be difficult, especially in the beginning

Option 2: Ask to go part-time in your full time job

One of the most successful approaches (which takes some effort unfortunately) is to firstly get a full-time software developer job before asking to reduce your hours.

Option 3: Look for a 4 day week job

Four day jobs are on the rise. As you can see below, the number of jobs listed as a 4 day week has increased by 300% in the last few years. Specifically, these types of job are very common in mainland Europe.

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