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By: CareerCast.com
While there are plenty of perks that come with a proper 9-to-5, it’s also a big transition from part-time and consulting work to full-time, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way. If you’re moving from freelance to a full-time gig, here are seven steps to help you succeed, regardless of your new workplace reality. 1. Use Your Inside Voice Consultants come with a certain amount of credible cache (whether or not it’s deserved). As a consultant, your opinion — even if it’s the same thing that internal staffers have been saying forever — carries a lot of ... more
Winning With Freelancing
By: CareerCast.com
Young, urban professionals are foregoing full time salaries in favor of freelancing to do the creative work that they love, including photography, web designing, painting, and writing. That means they are hard workers. They are not tied to a cubicle, or a salary, or a clock. “The money ranges from 'very bad' to 'sometimes OK,'” Writer David Infante says, “but the sense of personal validation is fucking great.” This new demographic, if it is to survive, has to eat. Let this career guide help. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Tips For Finding Work After Retirement
By: CareerCast.com
1. Register with temp firms in your local area as they don't care about age but are more interested in your skills and experience. Also if you get work through a temp firm it helps build your resume for future work assignments. 2. Try to get an interview with an employer that is not your first choice to practice your interviewing skills. You don't want to go to your first interview in a long time with the employer you are really interested in working for and make easily correctable mistakes. 3. Consider having your resume re-written or updated by an ... more
Jobs With Virtual And Part-Time Flexibility
By: CareerCast.com
What’s that noise you hear? It’s the dads of America doing their part to “lean in,” per Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s well-publicized initiative to encourage parenting to be 50/50. The good news is, the Facebook chief operating officer is preaching what many families have been doing for years: sharing responsibility. For dads who hope to continue with their careers and have more time in the day with the kids, here are five part-time job options that can be done anywhere — and are hiring now. These positions aren't limited to just one industry, either. The possibilities of virtual, part-time work are ... more
Older Workers Make The Best Part-Time Hires
By: CareerCast.com
More and more employers are finding it cost effective to utilize boomers, seniors and even “retirees” on a part-time or project assignment basis. Temp firms have been using this resource successfully for years. An older worker generally needs less training, has a better work ethic and will often take a temporary or project assignment for far less than the hourly rate the person commanded when he or she was working full-time. Employers usually do not have to pay benefits so hiring from this age demographic is a win-win for both as older workers often have less need for benefits than ... more
Staying Healthy While Working From Home
By: CareerCast.com
There is something satisfying about working from the comfort of your own home. There's no commute, VIP access to your very own bathroom and the perks of working in sweatpants when you so choose. Yet, despite the numerous advantages of having a permanent home office, it's sometimes hard to stay happy and healthy while working from your house. (Too) easy access to the fridge, minimal socialization and reports scattered across your living room floor can all have detrimental effects on your overall wellbeing. Of course, with a few simple changes to your daily routine, working from home and staying healthy ... more
Summer Is Prime Time For Part-Time Work
By: CareerCast.com
One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money. Teachers have long used the summer months as a chance to work in new fields. But other professionals have seen great value in taking on a second job when the days are longer and summer vacation season increases the need for substitute employees. However, if you're looking for a second job over the ... more
A Part-Time Workday Solution
By: CareerCast.com
What most people don’t know is that the eight-hour workday is an outdated standard that was first introduced in 1866. In 1914, Henry Ford cut the workday in half to boost productivity and reduce turnover among factory workers. Unfortunately, the eight-hour workday hasn’t budged since. Never mind that the Information Age represents the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution and that family structures have changed dramatically since the early 1900s. Workers still get in their cars every morning, clog up the freeways and do it again at night. Mondays are dreaded. Wednesdays are "hump days." Friday mornings bring relief because ... more
People Over Age 50 Want to Work in Retirement
By: CareerCast.com
Nearly three out of four pre-retirees over the age of 50 say their ideal retirement will include working in some capacity. But most say that rather than holding full-time jobs, they'd prefer temporary, part-time and flexible jobs, according to a study by Merrill Lynch conducted in partnership with Age Wave. For comparison, nearly half of all current retirees have worked or are planning to work during their retirement years, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Today it is becoming increasingly common for retirees and boomers approaching retirement to work rather than “retire” the way their parents and grandparents did. ... more
Tips For Thriving As A Business Freelancer In 2016
By: CareerCast.com
By now, we’ve all seen the impressive numbers on the "freelance" or "gig economy." Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate structure and turning to freelancing, consulting or temp/on-demand assignments. According to a study by MBO Partners, the U.S. economy currently has 30.2 million independent workers — and that number is expected to hit nearly 38 million by 2020. While these solo entrepreneurs may not need all the formality of a small to mid-size business, they still need to build their brand and manage their business. Without the same safety net and structure of corporate employees, freelancers are on ... more