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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.

4 Fears Job Seekers Must Get Over And Why

1. Fear of being your own boss: You have no choice but to face this fear head on.  Whether you like it or not, you are your own boss today. Due to the trend of shrinking job tenure, everyone needs to think about what their next step is going to be, on a regular and strategic basis. Long gone is the lifetime…

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…

5 Career Trends that have changed the way we work

You might not have realized yet, but you recently got a promotion. You’re the boss now and you  have a job.  Today’s new reality is that you are the boss of your own career and your job is to create work for yourself.  That might sound like quite a radical idea but in fact, it’s nothing new.  As early as 1994, William Bridges outlined the…