• Changing the Employment Paradigm
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    Changing the Employment Paradigm, the New Definition of Entrepreneur Since our country’s inception, American entrepreneurs have played a major role in driving U.S. economic growth and success. You have only to watch ABC’s reality show Shark Tank to realize that America’s entrepreneurial spirit is as strong today as ever. But as noted in our previous post, changes in the U.S. employment paradigm are about to swell the ranks of the country’s entrepreneurial community with a new class of entrepreneurs that are taking on the challenges and risks of managing their own business less by choice than by necessity. For these

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  • Freelancing- Is It Right for You? (Infographic)
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    Many experts are calling freelancing the job of the future and say that the U.S. is moving toward a primarily freelance work force, but how do you know if Freelancing Right for You. The 42 million Americans already working as freelancers currently comprise about a quarter of the U.S. work force. By the end of the next decade, experts predict that as much as 50% of the U.S. workforce could be freelance contract workers and telecommuters. The benefits of being your own boss appeal to many people who choose freelance professional jobs over working 9-to-5 in a traditional office setting, but the

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  • How College Grads Can Develop Work Experience
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    Employers are looking for more than a college degree when they shop for job candidates these days. So how can College Grads Can Develop Work Experience they need to compete in this competitive market? As we noted in a previous post, obtaining a college degree no longer guarantees the high-paying jobs it used to. Entry level salaries for college grads have been down-trending over the past decade during which grads have seem their earnings drop 13%. While many blame the economy, the problem is more complex. College tuitions have been rising at unprecedented rates, but employers complain that graduates are arriving in the

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  • 5 Ways HR Can Remain Relevant in the Freelance Economy






    By Jason Averbrook The strategic use of freelance talent will gain momentum as processes emerge to help organizations shop for workers with specific skill sets.

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  • More Time Management Tips for Self-Employed Workers






    Time is a precious commodity when you’re self-employed. Good time management skills can make the difference between success and failure when you operate a freelance, entrepreneurial or home-based business on Zoondy. As Robert Half International staffing experts noted on MSN.CareerBuilder.com (see our previous post), adopting a practical approach to time management can make you a more productive worker. Use these additional time management tips to maximize your productivity: Triage interruptions. While a major drain on productivity, interruptions are part of the normal workday. The trick is to differentiate between interruptions that require immediate attention and those that can be addressed at

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  • Practical Time Management Tips Boost Productivity






    Effective time management is one of the biggest challenges when operating your own business, especially if you are a freelancer or are a home-based entrepreneur on Zoondy. Learning to manage your time wisely in the real world isn’t about shaving seconds off your schedule but about learning to create a workable balance of discipline and flexibility. The global staffing gurus at Robert Half International recently posted “time-management tips for the real world” on MSN.CareerBuilder.com. If you’re starting a freelance, contract or entrepreneurial business on Zoondy, we think you’ll find their tips and a few nuggets gleaned from our own entrepreneurial experiences

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  • Can Job Hopping Can Help Employment Opportunities?






    Ever since the demise of the 30-year career at a single company, job expectations have been in a state of flux. Today’s new employment reality is that workers can expect to not only work for several different companies during their lifetime; but they will most likely have careers in several completely different fields. Job security has become a rare and precious commodity; sought by all, achieved by few. As we noted in our previous post, job hopping is the new norm. Once considered a resume negative, the right kind of job hopping can actually improve your opportunities for employment, as Jennifer Merritt of

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  • Does Job Hopping Hurt Your Employment Chances?






    Frowned upon by HR departments, job-hopping has become common in today’s challenging employment environment. For many people, moving from one company to the next after only a year or two has become a matter of economic necessity rather than a sign of poor job or people skills. Many people aren’t job hopping because they want to but because they have too. Ever since the start of the recession, U.S. businesses have been engaging in onerous employment practices to save money that have undermined employee loyalty and caused more workers to look for greener pastures. At the height of the recession

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  • Adding Up Work-from-Home Savings






    Most people assume that it’s cheaper to work from home than it is to commute to a 9-to-5 job. As we’ve been exploring in recent posts, you can save money by operating a home business on Zoondy, but your actual savings can vary widely depending on your personal circumstances. That said, a recent article on Salary.com offers a good starting point for figuring your potential savings if you decide to ditch the rat race and open a home business on Zoondy. We’ve covered auto expenses, wardrobe savings and the cost benefits of brewing your own coffee. Today, we explore the home

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  • More Ways Working from Home Saves You Money






    Working from home sounds attractive and most people think you can save a considerable amount of money working from home. But the question is how much? The answer depends on your personal situation. However, if you are considering opening a home business on Zoondy, you can get a fairly decent idea of the savings you might realize from a recent web posting on Salary.com which enumerated the average annual costs of typical work expenses. In our last post we dealt with auto expenses. If you don’t drive to work, you’ll need to figure the cost of public transportation to determine the

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