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3 Jobs You Can Land with the Right Information Technology Degree
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers some promising data on the future of computers and information technology within the United States. According to the federal bureau, jobs within this industry are expected to grow faster than in many other occupations over the next eight years. By 2024, it Continue Reading
How Do You Know When it’s Time to Leave a Job?
Recently it had become time to leave a job at a company I had worked at for many years. It wasn’t a difficult decision either – the overall culture of the workplace had shifted dramatically in recent years, and unfortunately, in my humble opinion, not for the better. What had been novel and exci Continue Reading
Careers Most Likely to Survive an Uncertain Future
Nobody’s really talking about this, and that’s why we have to do it here. We’re overdue for a recession. There I said it. The stock market has been straight up like a rocket for eight years, housing prices have recovered and are pressing higher in many major markets, the official unemployment Continue Reading
The Subtle Ways Technology is Eliminating Jobs
Back in January, on a trip from New Hampshire to New Jersey, I saw graphic evidence of how technology is eliminating jobs. The toll booths that were once a fixture on the Massachusetts Turnpike and the New York State Thruway are all gone. They’ve been replaced by scanners that read your license pl Continue Reading
How to Use Gig Work to Stay Home With Your Kids
Last week reader and frequent commentator, Bev, and I were having an exchange on How Women are Making the Most of the Gig Economy in which we took a rabbit trail into how the internet is opening up opportunities for people to use gig work to stay home with your kids. It was an interesting side trail Continue Reading
How Women are Making the Most of the Gig Economy
Women in the gig economy is redefining what it means to have a job in 21st century America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million Americans formed what are called ‘non-employer’ businesses between 2003 and 2013. While more current statistics are not yet available, i Continue Reading
How to Find Gig Work in the Gig Economy
We're hearing more and more these days about gig work and the gig economy. It's increasingly becoming the workstyle of the 21st Century economy. It’s an excellent way to create an extra income, a needed cash flow in retirement, or even to create a whole new career. But how can you go about finding Continue Reading
The Gig Economy – Why It Might Be the Key to Your Future
Millions of people have gravitated toward the gig economy in the past few years. It's likely that most got there accidentally. Even if you aren't in the gig economy now, be open to the possibility. It just might be the key to your future. I know it has been for me, and it's turned out a lot better t Continue Reading
Pursue Your Passion – But DON’T Quit Your Job
It’s become almost a cliché: quit your job and pursue your passion! Personally, I think that advice is way overused, but it’s also one of the worst pieces of advice to ever give to anyone. It sure sounds good, especially to someone who is in a job they hate and wanting nothing more than to aban Continue Reading
Can You Fix Things? Try Elevator Repair
If you have a knack for repairs and you’ve been thinking about a career change, you might want to look into elevator repair…seriously! Every contraption known to man eventually needs repair or replacement, virtually guaranteeing there will always be work available for the repairmen of the world. Continue Reading