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Shiftgig’s August Specialist Reading List

We’ve put together a list of the top articles from August tackling career advice and the gig economy. Read on for ways to improve yourself as a worker.

Career Advice

HOW TO FIND A MENTOR IN AN EMERGING INDUSTRY

When following a non-traditional career path, it can be hard to find a mentor to guide you, especially in the gig economy. However, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds. Instead of finding someone in a role you hope to someday have, find a person whose behavior you’d like to emulate. Check out the article to learn more. 

3 QUESTIONS EVERY RESUME SHOULD ANSWER

One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd as a job candidate is with a solid resume. In fact, it serves as your first impression on recruiters. Research indicates that the odds of making it through to the interview process are around two percent. To increase your chances, think about these three questions when creating your resume.

Why the gig economy?

WHY THE GIG ECONOMY IS HERE TO STAY

Time is a commodity and people today are constantly looking for ways to save a few hours. This, along with the idea that people can pick up work on the side, are seen as the main reasons that the gig economy has stuck around. But why will the gig economy continue to grow in the future? This article lays out two key factors to answer this question.

NOT SO FAST MILLENNIALS; BOOMERS AND GEN XERS HAVE YOU BEAT IN THE GIG ECONOMY

A lot of people think the gig economy is made up of Millennial freelancers who see this new way of work as a necessity. However, research shows that the majority of people in the gig economy today are seasoned workers who want a more flexible schedule, meaning the Baby Boomer and Generation X actually have a larger presence. Get all of the research in this article.

Tips on leveraging the gig economy

5 SECRETS TO KEEPING YOUR 9-5 JOB WHILE GROWING YOUR SIDE HUSTLE

For people in the gig economy who also work a full-time job, it’s often hard to manage both responsibilities. However, there are ways to succeed in both roles. While time management is a key factor, this article shares five other ways to help make your jobs easier.


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August 31, 2017 | Shelby Eversole