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One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Job
By: CareerCast.com
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Employment in this [waste management] sector is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2020. Many new jobs will be created in employment services, an industry that is anticipated to account for 40 percent of all new jobs in the sector. Projected growth stems from the strong need for seasonal and temporary workers and for human resources services. The fastest growth in the industry is anticipated to be in waste collection, expected to grow 35 percent by 2020 through population growth and the privatization of waste collection services.” There are jobs for those ...
Small Businesses Offer Big Potential For Freelancers
By: CareerCast.com
Need new talent, but don't have the resources or desire to take on a full-time employee? Hiring a freelancer is the answer. And with freelance hiring on the rise, you'll just be one of the numerous businesses jumping on the freelance bandwagon. The "freelance revolution" Today's hiring climate is going through a major shift, one in which increased competition will lead a growing number of businesses to invest in freelance talent, predicts The Plato Group, an outsourced sales and marketing firm that provides opportunities and training for freelancers. This "freelance revolution" will be the driving force in the emerging freelance ...
Consider Reduced Hours for Schedule Flexibility
By: CareerCast.com
Are you struggling to juggle life and a 40-hour work week? It may be time to approach your management and HR department about reduced hours. Here's how. Make it a solid value proposition. How is it going to help the company? While employee satisfaction is important to any employer, the bottom line is what drives business decisions. How will you be saving the company money and not overtaxing your colleagues? Be specific. Whether you are proposing a temporary or permanent schedule, provide as much information as possible. If your proposal is for a limited time, spell it out, and include ...
Temporary Work Can Get You Back On Track For Full-Time
By: CareerCast.com
If you’re trying to decide on your career direction, you’re returning to work after an absence, or you’re not sure about the kind of job that would make you happy, consider working for a temporary employment agency. Temp agencies, also known as staffing firms, hire employees and then place them in assignments at other companies. Companies approach these temp agencies, define their worker needs and then sign contracts for the agencies to supply the workers. In the past, temp agencies were known for providing lower-skilled workers for entry-level type jobs. But times have changed. READ MORE AT SEATTLE TIMES
Use Part-Time Work to Explore Your Creativity
By: CareerCast.com
It's no secret that job security is a thing of the past. Taking on part-time work – especially in a creative area you've always wanted to pursue – is one way to earn extra income and begin exploring new work opportunities before it becomes a necessity, says Scott Belsky, CEO and founder of Behance, a New York-based company that develops products and online tools for creative industries. But fitting this extra work into your schedule takes planning, and making the wrong decision can wind up hurting you in both jobs. So how can you be sure the opportunity that you're ...
Taking On Freelance Work Without Interfering With Your Full-Time Job
By: CareerCast.com
Want to stop scraping by to pay your rent each month, but can't risk leaving your not-so-high-paying job without a guarantee that a better paying one is waiting for you? Are you feeling like you really need some great experience on your resume, but don't know how you can get that without, well — some great experience on your resume? Or are you just wishing that you could do what you're really passionate about without having to give up the security of a 9-to-5 job? Good news! There's a solution for you. READ MORE AT MASHABLE
Part-Time Work Can Supplement Your Income
By: CareerCast.com
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in July of this year, 8,245,000 Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons. That means over eight million Americans working part-time actually wanted to work full-time but hadn't yet found full-time jobs. The very same number of Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons in July 2012, according to the BLS. If you're among those Americans working, or about to be working, only 30 hours weekly with your current employer, you may be wondering where and how to earn an additional 10 or 11 hours of weekly income ...
Balancing Full-Time Employment with Freelancing
By: CareerCast.com
It can be tricky to find the balance between working your full-time job and pumping life and energy into your freelance or side work. First of all, there's the fact that you only have so many hours to work with, and so much brain power to contribute. Everyone has to rest! And not to mention, you have to watch out for issues like conflicts of interest, non-compete contracts, and colliding deadlines. For example, if you created a special way of setting up a JavaScript menu at your full-time job, you might not be allowed to use that same menu with ...
Broad Spectrum of Work Can Help Freelance And Part-Time Workers Land Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Freelancers looking for more assignments should diversify the types of jobs they work on, new research suggests. A study from the University of California's Haas School of Business discovered that freelancers who demonstrate work commitment through an incremental career path, by moving between similar — but not identical — types of jobs, are the most likely to be given work. Additionally, freelancers who work on only one type of job, or on too many disparate types of jobs, are less likely to win assignments. The study's author, UC Berkeley assistant professor Ming Leung, said previous study findings recommend that freelancers ...
The Email Lists To Join For Freelance Opportunities
By: CareerCast.com
You've done it. You've made the decision to go out on your own as a freelancer. So, you can alert the media and get ready to roll in the dough, right? Well, hopefully. Eventually. Soon! But, before you start planning the press conference and practicing belly flops into piles of cash, you'll need to get yourself some clients. And you'll have to figure out how to ask them for money. And there's the matter of actually doing the work. And, as a one (wo)man operation, you'll have to be the one who handles ALL of this. Sound overwhelming? Don't worry! ...