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Shiftgig's July Specialists Reading List

This month we gathered articles on how you can elevate your career, explain your non-traditional career path, and take advantage of the gig economy as a retiree. Start working your way through our July reading list for more insight on these topics.

Elevating your career

WHY PERSONAL BRANDING MUST BE YOUR FIRST FOCUS

Building a personal brand can help with the development and success of your career. It’s also a key way to can stand out from the competition. Your personal brand should represent how you want to be viewed throughout your career and can be built by establishing your own voice, image, and ethical standard. This article will help you learn more about the importance of a personal brand, and how to build and nurture it.


5 INTERVIEW TIPS FOR INTROVERTS TO MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION

Introverts often see their shyness as a weakness, especially in situations like a job interview. However, changing the way they view this personality trait can set them up for success. Following these five tips will help introverts leverage their shyness to make a great first impression during a job interview.

Explaining your non-traditional work

HOW MILLENNIALS CAN EXPLAIN THEIR NON-TRADITIONAL JOB TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T GET IT

Today there are many Millennials choosing a non-traditional career path for a number of reasons. One of these is to have the time to follow their passions while also earning money in a flexible working environment. Oftentimes non-traditional workers have a hard time getting their parents, friends, and colleagues to understand why they have chosen this career path. In this article, you’ll find advice from other non-traditional workers on how they handle this conversation.

Calling all retirees

WORKING PAST 70: AMERICANS CAN’T SEEM TO RETIRE

The number of people aged 65 or older who are still working today hasn’t been this high in 55 years, highlighting the fact that people are choosing to work longer. In fact last quarter about 19 percent of people in this age group were working at least part-time. There are many reasons people are choosing a longer career path including to stay active or earn extra income. Explore the research behind these findings in this article.


THE GIG ECONOMY IS A BOON FOR BOOMER RETIREES

As people begin to work longer in their life, one outlet they are choosing for employment is the gig economy. This choice allows them to supplement their retirement income, on their own time while still enjoy their retirement. This article explores some of the ways that retirees can start picking up work in the gig economy.


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July 31, 2017 | Shelby Eversole