Are You Ready for Your Next Gig?

If you’re like me, you like to kick off the new year by reflecting on the goals you set last year and begin to set new ones for the coming year. For a lot of people, their No. 1 New Year’s goal is to get new job or launch a new business. Last month I offered tips to help you get a jump-start of your job search for 2017. So, hopefully, you have updated your résumé and LinkedIn profile, reached out to your network(s), and …

Exit the Cubicle. Get Ready to Work From Home.

More of us could be working in our comfortable sweatpants and slippers within the next seven years. A study by the software company Intuit predicts that more than 40 percent of the U.S. labor force – some 60 million people – may never step foot in the office because we’ll be a nation of  freelancers, contractors or temporary employees working remotely. [See also: Job tips for workers 50-plus] Already itching to bolt from your cubicle?  The Intuit 2020 report projects this scenario …

The Ins and Outs of Working from Home

Believe it or not, working from home is no easy feat. And more people than you’d think do it: Out of the 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S., about half of those are home-based, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That’s why AARP collected some tips for home-based entrepreneurs, using a lawyer who created her practice out of her home, Beth Henkel, as an example: While working from home made her commute much easier, other job-related issues remained …