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5 More Reasons to Consider Leaving Your Job
A few years ago, I wrote an article for Out Of Your Rut titled How Do You Know When It’s Time to Leave a Job? While I certainly wouldn’t disagree with the content that I wrote for that first article, I realize in retrospect that it was not as complete as it could have been. As time marches on, Continue Reading
The Top Jobs in Fintech
Financial Technology (Fintech) is an evolving industry. It integrates innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Blockchains with personal and commercial financial services. Once an exclusive forte of financial institutions, fintech is now in use by a range of organizations. The EY FinTec Continue Reading
6 Tips for Implementing a Work-From-Home Policy at a Small Business
Working from home isn’t the way of the future ––it’s the way of the present! Indeed, millions of employees already work remotely at least some of the time. And all small businesses need to have a work-from-home policy in place as they get started. Otherwise, they could risk losing out on tal Continue Reading
Observations on My Lifetime of Work – And What’s My Next Move?
It’s been the better part of a year since I have contributed anything to OOYR. As the saying goes, “Life has a habit of getting in the way of your plans.” So I have not been as active on here as I would like. At the same time, this period has been a good opportunity for me to re-evaluate my li Continue Reading
You Don’t Need a Car When You Work from Home
In 12 Reasons Why Your Next Gig Should Be Work-at-Home, one of the 12 reasons I listed was that you don’t need a car when you work from home. Most of the others were intangible benefits, like having greater control of your time and creating a better work/life balance. And though eliminating the ne Continue Reading
How to Create Work-at-Home Gigs to Free You From Your Cubicle Forever
In 12 Reasons Why Your Next Gig Should Be Work-at-Home we discussed the why of working at home ? as in why you should. My hope was that in spelling out why work-at-home is a better way to earn a living, you?ll be sufficiently motivated make any effort needed to make it happen. It?s how I work, and I Continue Reading
12 Reasons Why Your Next Gig Should Be Work-at-Home
If you?re planning a career change, moving into retirement, or just looking for additional income, your next gig should be work-at-home. To a lot of people that sounds like an impossible dream. But for millions of people, it?s a reality. I know, because I?ve been doing it for nearly 20 years. I s Continue Reading
How to Find Gig Work in None of the Usual Places
A 2018 Gallup survey put the number of gig workers at 36% of the workforce, or almost 57 million based on a workforce of at least 157 million+ people. But perhaps the more important revelation of the survey is what Gallup referred to as The Great Divide: Independent vs. Contingent Gig Workers. We?ll Continue Reading
Why You Should Ignore the Unemployment Rate If You’re Unemployed
If you're unemployed, under-employed or just looking for a better employment situation, you may do well to ignore the unemployment rate. Like the official inflation rate and so many other statistics, the unemployment rates is - shall we say - highly optimized. It's more of a misleading indicator, an Continue Reading
Why Skills are More Important than Credentials in Earning a Living
Charles Hugh Smith has written and spoken on many occasions that a college degree functions primarily as a signalling device. That is, it doesn't actually prepare the graduate for a job, but rather signals that he or she is worthy of consideration for employment. A college degree serves mainly as a Continue Reading