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Out of Love with Your Job? 5 Tips for You.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but finding the right mate is not the only search that strikes at your heart. Let’s face it, the reality of finding that one career that ignites your passion on a daily basis may be an overly idealistic view.  Sure, it’s possible, but as the term “misemployment” gains traction, we see so many people in jobs…

We All Have To Do What? Career Advice you Might Not Like!

In today’s economy, you have to hustle!  Yes, as the song goes.  “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes)  but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…

Become Your Own Job Creator in 10 Simple Steps

This article was originally published at JobMob as part of their 6th Annual Guest Blogging Contest.
Maybe what you’re looking for has been right in front of you all along.

You may have noticed that the job landscape today is very different than the one we were looking at just five years ago. And although there is a lot of talk about jobs returning, the job search market is likely to remain daunting for many people.

More and more, companies and individuals are shifting away from full-time salaried jobs to hiring freelance or contract workers. Individuals have to adapt to this ongoing trend.

Let’s face it:

Making a living today is just not how it used to be. Landing a full-time job takes more time and effort, and there is no guarantee that there will be a job with your name on it. So we had better start figuring out how to make a living!

Freelancing is no longer reserved for writers or graphic designers. In a world where every job is temporary, micro-jobs may be the new norm for people in many fields. Whether you are an accountant or a teacher, every professional can create their own opportunity.

Finding Dignity, Finding Hope. Giving Job Seekers Permission to Reclaim their Professional Identity

Today, I taught a workshop on “The New Resume” to a group of people with a range of disabilities that has prevented many of them from working for many years.  Since I am not one to stick to a PowerPoint, I recognized a moment in our discussion where I could share what I see as a fundamental component to what I do…

MissionSmallBusiness Competition: Winning, Losing and Lessons Learned

A couple of months ago many of you were gracious enough to answer my call for support in a competition for small businesses. The prize: $250,000 to be exact. Too enticing not to try, and in fact 70,000 other people felt the same way. (Yes, no errors there) If you think about it, trying to win a competition like this is like…

7 trends that have changed the world of work and how to adapt

    Welcome to the new “work order”.  The career as we know it is dead.  You may not realize it, but you just got promoted to BOSS, the boss of your career.  And here’s how to deal with it . 1. Out: The Traditional Career In: The Short-term/Multiple Careers/Multiple income stream Model The career as we know it is dead. Just…