Being employed part-time means that you only work half of the usual eight hour day, or work certain days or hours of a normal work week. Most sectors offer part-time employment although it very much depends on the organisation's management or overall sector framework and outlook. For example, the education sector is more lenient towards part-time employment than industrial sectors. Part-time jobs can include education jobs, office and administration jobs, hospitality and tourism jobs or other sectors looking after the needs of people. Part-time jobs are not to be confused with casual jobs. Part-time jobs offer the employee a guaranteed salary and at least a minimum amount of hours or days worked per week or month.
Responsibilities and skills required will vary according to the economic sector or organisation offering part-time employment, but as with any formal employment, certain responsibilities and skills remain universal. Part-time jobs require a good level of efficiency and the ability to complete a given task within a set period of time. Being a quick worker with the ability to prioritise tasks will be a major advantage to part-time employment. Maintaining clear communication with your organisation or team is important as often work continues while you are not on duty.