What Do You Expect?


by Tom Melander

Like the people profiled in this piece from 60 Minutes, you probably believe that you have reasonable expectations about your career. These folks never expected to be out of work for a year or longer. After all, they did all the right things: finished high school, earned a bachelor’s degree, or went back to school for an MBA. They worked hard and aligned their personal goals with the goals of their employer. Then their employer discovered (as Hewlett Packard did in this example) how to consolidate operations and reduce costs by 30 percent.

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Is Self-Employment Right for You?


by Karen Kodzik

Many of us at one point in our lives—whether we are tired of a long job search or tired of a job that is no longer rewarding—contemplate if self-employment is right for us.

 

People have to realize that being self-employed isn’t just about being good at something, being a savvy business person or having enough money to invest, it is a career decision based on various factors people should evaluate.

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The Pros & Cons of Working Temporary


by Kathy Kirchoff

The face of temporary work is changing. More companies are hiring temporary workers to fill their needs in an unstable economy instead of investing in full-time employees. And more highly-skilled people unable to find a permanent job are venturing into temporary work.

 

Temporary work can be very beneficial. I worked as a temporary worker for several years. It was a lifeline to me during a transitional time in my life, a chance to upgrade my skills, and an opportunity to find a permanent work situation. 

 

There are pros and cons to this type of work that you should consider before deciding whether it’s a good fit for you:

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The Pros & Cons of Working Temporary


by Kathy Kirchoff

The face of temporary work is changing. More companies are hiring temporary workers to fill their needs in an unstable economy instead of investing in full-time employees. And more highly-skilled people unable to find a permanent job are venturing into temporary work.

 

Temporary work can be very beneficial. I worked as a temporary worker for several years. It was a lifeline to me during a transitional time in my life, a chance to upgrade my skills, and an opportunity to find a permanent work situation. 

 

There are pros and cons to this type of work that you should consider before deciding whether it’s a good fit for you:

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