For those who are unemployed and desperate for work to pay the bills, any job will do. But still, they’ll be madly applying for roles across different sectors, and will have to wait weeks to hear if they’ve secured an interview.
For those on the line, teetering over a debt hole, this is an unenviable position. But there are ways to secure a job in a single week – getting you back earning as soon as possible to get your bills paid. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can do it – and enjoy those jobs, too.
If you own a car, you can put it and your driving skills to paid use by becoming a paid driver. Delivery driver jobs are always available, as there’s a relatively high turnover in the market. But it’s also a growing sector, with new entrants looking to reward talent with higher wages and better working conditions.
Often the onboarding process is remote, digital, and incredibly quick. You can find driving work online, on specialist delivery driver jobs sites.
Once you apply, you’ll likely be put in position within the week – and if you need cash in the interim, try contacting local takeaway restaurants to see if they need someone to cover a shift or two.
The benefit of freelancing if you’re strapped for cash and you’re out of a job is that you get paid per project. So if you’re asked to take some photos of some products for a company, you can invoice them the same day and require them to pay you within a week. Often, to get it out of the way, they’ll pay you on the same day.
There are hundreds of ways to work freelance, from cutting the grass of homeowners to building furniture in people’s houses. You just need to put yourself out there, offering your services for cash.
Those who are struggling to make ends meet also head to employment agencies for a quick fix. There are wonderful, informal places where you can link up with gig work on the same day that you get in contact with the jobs firm.
You’ll need to provide some documents, but then you’ll be offered different jobs, from waitressing to being a security guard or marshal. These jobs may not be that satisfying, but they’ll keep you solvent until something better comes along.
Finally, everyone needs a handyman. People have gutters to clean, driveways to sweep, leaves to collect, verges to trim, and various household chores that they might be happy to have done by someone else.
If you’re in desperate need for a quick payment of cash, all of these jobs could help you get over the line, making the payments you need without resorting to a short-term loan. If you can, print flyers and post them around affluent neighborhoods with your list of services on it – you might just get a call asking for your help.
When you need a little bump of cash while you’re unemployed, these short-term options will have you in a job in a week – earning and keeping yourself out of debt.