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Gig Economy Rising

August 28, 2017

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The convergence of two global work trends suggests a real challenge to the traditional mind-set of professionals. The 2016 global survey report, by Deloitte Consulting, entitled The Gig Economy: Distraction or Disruption says it in one compelling quote on page 1; “Almost half of the executives surveyed (42 percent) expect to increase or significantly increase […]

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Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

August 8, 2017

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For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

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Packaging Your Talent: Consultant vs. Contractor vs. Employee

May 30, 2017

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The Gig Economy is simultaneously destroying and creating work opportunities for workers at all levels and in all occupations. Consequently, workers of all kinds must be aware of the “packaging options” for taking their talent to market as an employee, contractor or consultant. They must consider not just the skill and experience requirement but also […]

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What is Social Entrepreneurism?

July 8, 2014

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Career counseling clients looking to work for a values/community-based organization and earn a decent living are often stumped. They think they must choose between a non-profit whose mission they believe in and not make any money, or sell out their values to earn a better wage. When I’ve asked folks over the past few months […]

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Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

April 21, 2014

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For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

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New Career Trend: A Portfolio Career

August 7, 2013

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Just when you had this whole career thing figured out, there is an emerging trend in the world of work, a Portfolio Career.  In case you are wondering what this is, according to Dictionary.com, a Portfolio Career is “A tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time […]

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