Since the recession of 2008, prospects for landing a job have steadily improved, especially for recent college grads. However, studies by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY indicate that all is not rosy in the new college grad job market. About 44% of recent college grads are underemployed, which includes working at jobs that don’t require a college degree. So, simply landing any old job is not the issue. The […]
I’ve been meeting many unhappy people who are working part-time on a project-to- project basis as independent workers. Often their career history includes a long stint at a traditional employer with full benefits. After they were laid off, they were only able to land temporary or project work for an open-ended period or a short-term contract. They have no health benefits, no protection against discrimination, no social security, no disability and no unemployment. They are […]
My last post asked you to examine if you were stuck in the gig economy. The truth is that the job market is risky for everyone, no matter how much education or experience you have. The good news is that the same forces of globalization, technological, political and demographic change are creating new ”emerging occupations”. What these new fields have in common is that they are fast-growing, satisfying and lucrative for people who are willing […]
In the past I have defined emerging and evolving occupations as the new opportunities of which you may not be aware. This is THE REAL HIDDEN JOB MARKET, where job titles and descriptions for the same tasks can vary widely. Of the titles listed below, see if you can guess whether the job is real. I’ll publish the results in the next blog.