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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
All Jobs are Temporary! (And What You Can Do About It)
Welcome to the 21st Century, where job security is a thing of the past! No one wants to think about this, but because of technology and globalization, the possibility is very real that many jobs and careers that have recently disappeared aren’t coming back. It's a new world where all jobs are temp Continue Reading
Tough Job Interview Questions YOU Need to Ask
One of the biggest fears people have when it comes to job interviews is being forced to give answers to a battery of uncomfortable questions. That’s a perfectly natural concern - you never want to give answers that will cause you to be disqualified for the job. But there’s a way to avoid that. Continue Reading
7 Ugly Truths ‘Undercover Boss’ Reveals About American Business
I'm not much of a TV watcher these days, but there are certain programs I watch if they’re on and I have nothing better to do. One of them is Undercover Boss. I like it because it involves the interaction between business management and the "little people" on the front line. It's a much more delic Continue Reading
Following Up With a Second Act – Age Discrimination Work-arounds
Kevin’s comments on my last article, Choosing Your Career: “Refuse to Choose!” – A Book Review, recently got me to thinking: the job market can be an awfully rough place for older workers. I’ve heard stories of people as young as their 40s (hardly any older than me!) being told by job inte Continue Reading
7 Reasons Why Work is a Gift from God
A lot of people hate work. Not just the effort it requires, but the whole concept. I used to count myself among them. Work was something to be minimized, and eventually eliminated through the attainment of wealth. But now that I'm older and I've been through a lot more, and I've had the opportunity Continue Reading
Choosing Your Career: “Refuse to Choose!” – A Book Review
I’ve always found myself a tad envious of people who say: “I always knew what I wanted to be!” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for example, was already playing and composing for piano at age three; for him, there was no question about what he was going to be when he grew up. For many others, howe Continue Reading
Advancing Your Career at a Startup: Wise Ways to Climb the Corporate Ladder Even If You Can’t See It
Working at a startup can be incredibly exciting. Who knows, it could turn out to be the next Facebook or Google, and you could be part of something that changes the world, especially if you work in the tech sector. And despite the risks, it could be one of the best ways of advancing your career. Continue Reading