How to Be Prepared for Busy Season (as a Gig Worker)

For many businesses in the event, food service, and hospitality industries, the start of Spring signifies the beginning of busy season, which is a great time for gig workers to make some extra cash. Busy season at Shiftgig means a variety of available shifts ranging from graduation parties to weddings to stadium events (and more). In this post, we’ll cover a few tips for making the most out of this exciting time of the year.

Make sure you have the proper uniform

Having a clean and polished uniform is a good way to make a great first impression with a client. Find common (and affordable) uniform pieces in this blog post.


Update your resume

If you’re looking for a new gig or simply want to see more shifts with Shiftgig, be sure to update your resume so it reflects your most accurate and recent experience. We know showing all your experience as a gig worker can be tough, so we put together some suggestions you can reference.


Brush up on your skills (or learn a new one!)

The more experience you have, the more work available to you. Learn how to become a bartender, server, cook, cashier, or brand ambassador by reading these tips.


Be mindful of your schedule

When picking up shifts, be mindful of your schedule so you don’t accidentally double book yourself (especially if you have multiple jobs). If you’re looking to work a lot, make sure your notifications are updated in the Shiftgig app that way you know each time a shift is posted. (And it couldn’t hurt to brush up on our shift dropping policy just incase.)


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About The Author

Cat is the Marketing Manager at Shiftgig, primarily focused on content marketing and social media. She’s passionate about helping transform the way people work and empowering our Specialists be successful. In her spare time, Cat does stand-up comedy at Chicago’s own Second City!