The work I do for them: Most of the work involves searching the Web and commercial databases (such as Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, Profound...) to find market and company information used by others at ClickNwork (e.g. the writers and analysts) to prepare client reports. I also work on a number of client-specific tasks. Most of the work is on an ad hoc basis, which means very busy at times, and little work other times.
How ClickNwork works for me: One of my managers will contact me when there is work to be done, with the exact outline and details of the task involved and a deadline. Throughout the course of the work we will then communicate and discuss any potential difficulties, problems or strategy.
Input: This varies a lot and can be anything up to about 15-20 hours
over a few days during very busy periods.
Benefits: Flexibility and generous payment. I found that ClickNwork pays a lot more than any other part-time work I would be able to do at this time in my career. The occasional very short notice is generally not a problem, as it doesn't happen all that often.
Room for improvement?: At times I would like a little bit more information to clarify the task. I know that sometimes the client is unclear or doesn't know from his/her side either, but as much information and clear instructions helps to save time and can avoid misunderstanding.
What's Next?: For me personally I hope to be able to stay with
ClickNwork for some more years to come, as I don't have any nearby family who could assist with taking my child to and from school. As my boy starts school in a few years, I would like to get more involved, possibly having some regular work, as I will be able to dedicate more time.