It’s been estimated that by 2020, nearly 50% of all work in the US will be done by “SuperTemps”, contractors, freelancers and solopreneurs… and it’s entirely possible that today’s young professionals will hold 20-25 jobs throughout their careers. There are definite advantages to foregoing the climbing of the corporate career ladder and making it on your own… you’re your own boss, your work hours are more flexible and you can take on or reject projects as you want. However, the road isn’t paved smooth and the way to success isn’t always certain. Check out this infographic from GraphicDesignDegreeHub.com, and learn
Some people are the “life of the party” – they love the spotlight and almost constant social interaction. But others prefer to be a bit more… selective… in their sociability. You know who you are – you’re introverts. I count myself among your numbers.
In the professional world however, and for the sake of our careers, sometimes we must break out of our shells – boldy go where, to be honest, we don’t really want to go. Networking is one such place…
It’s never too early for future leaders – even if they’re still in high school – to start thinking about their career paths.
LinkedIn has now made this much easier by lowering its minimum user age to 14. Before you jump in, however here are some steps to take in order to make the most of your LinkedIn presence…
Long gone are the days of the “company man” who worked for the same company for an entire career. Today’s young professionals are increasingly mobile, staying at a job for a far shorter period than generations past: 2.6 years according to a recent survey.
Combine that with a prediction that by 2020, nearly 50% of all work will be done by SuperTemps, contractors, freelancers and solopreneurs… and it’s entirely possible that today’s young professionals will hold 20-25 jobs throughout their careers…
In school we’re told a high GPA determines our eventual success. In college, we fret over both our GPA and the choosing the “right” major.
Then we graduate and we find a GPA means exactly nothing on the job. And our major… well unless it’s something specific like engineering, law or medical… majors are essentially interchangeable.
So, if it isn’t how we’ve been measured since first grade, what exactly differentiates us from our career competition?