Cutting edge book about the nature of work -- and the future of "jobs."
Even when employment statistics rise, the number of "good, steady jobs" continues to decline. Many more people work as temporary or contingent employees. Companies assign tasks to consultants and freelancers, or "out source" them to other firms. The vision of a job that we grew up with--9 to 5 workdays, twelve months a year, promotions, and a pension at age 65--seems to be vanishing.
JOB SHIFT shows how we can thrive in our dejobbed future. Its "Career Guide for the 21st Century Worker" will help you to rethink your work so you can create your own "job security". Start by identifying what you do best. View yourself as a company with many assets. Market yourself to your employers. Break open organizational charts: job descriptions can get in the way of doing the work that needs to be done. And recognize that our corporations, our society, and even our outlook on work will have to change.
How to work in the 21st century. Work at home jobs, many small jobs instead of one big job, etc.