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How to Grow Your Career with a 2nd or 3rd Shift Job

When many people begin looking for a new job, they assume that a traditional day shift position is inherently the best fit. While those hours are genuine necessities for some, professionals with some flexibility may discover that second and third-shift positions have more to offer.  (Search open positions with A.R. Mazzotta now.)

In many cases, second and third-shift roles make it easier to take your career to the next level.

Here’s a look at how a second or third-shift job can help you grow your career:

Attending School During the Day

Many college and trade school programs are offered primarily during the day. As a result, pursuing education in specific fields is challenging if you aren’t available during traditional dayshift hours on weekdays.

Additionally, even those with night courses may have fewer classes available during the evenings and on weekends. This can limit your potential fields of study or slow your progression if you’re stuck waiting for the right course offerings outside of dayshift hours.

Fortunately, by working in a second or third-shift job, these problems don’t apply. You can attend courses during the day and work in the evenings or at night, allowing you to maintain your income while furthering your education.

Fewer Workplace Distractions

In many cases, there are far more distractions during the dayshift at most companies. Meetings occur more frequently since company leaders are typically on-site. Additionally, many employers have higher staffing levels during the day than on the second and third shifts, subjecting employees to more distractions caused by others working in the area. Customers also reach out during the day in most cases, creating more interruptions.

By working on the second or third shift, you aren’t subject to as many distractions. As a result, you can focus on the task at hand, making it easier to become a top performer. In turn, you may get more opportunities to increase your income, as most companies factor performance and productivity into that equation.

More Cross-Training Potential

Fewer people on shift can mean more opportunities for cross-training. Many second and third-shift employees have to learn to cover multiple operational areas to ensure proper coverage. As a result, skill-building opportunities are more plentiful, making it easier to elevate what you bring to the table. Along with new capabilities, you may have a higher chance of getting to lead on occasion, and that can put you on the path toward management.

As your skillset develops, you could find yourself eligible for more pay raises. Plus, it could make acquiring the right capabilities to secure a promotion easier, allowing you to accelerate your journey up the ladder.

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Ultimately, a second or third-shift job can help you grow your career, potentially faster than if you chose a more traditional dayshift position. If you’d like to learn more about how a second or third-shift job can support your career development, contact the team at A.R. Mazzotta. Also, if you’d like to explore second and third-shift opportunities, visit our website to check out our open jobs today