A nonprofit research center that specializes in long-term forecasting recently released a report detailing the 10 key skills that will be relevant to the workforce of the future. What are they, and are our schools doing enough to instill them? Read more »
When you’re evaluating potential hires for a remote work position, or accessing whether or not an existing office-based asset can make the jump to working from home, what skill or skills do you hold most important? Here are my three top selections. Read more »
Side projects can be businesses or just-for-fun efforts that we do in our nonworking hours. While there are some risks with taking side projects, I strongly believe that most of the time they benefit both the individual and the employer. Read more »
As I’m watching all of these events, I’m struck by one thing in particular: All of these athletes represent the consummate niche professional. They do one thing (or sometimes two or three, but all under the same basic umbrella) and they do it very, very well. Read more »
During the early days of my career, I relied on training classes as a way to learn new skills or brush up on older skills that I haven’t used in a while. The advantage of taking a training class is that it forces you to step […] Read more »
This past Tuesday marked the release of The Sims 3. It’s a recipe for disaster. Or at least, a dip in productivity.
Luckily, I had professional cause to engage with The Sims 3. And it was with strictly professional interests in mind that I devoted upwards of 14 hours in the past two days to EA’s wildly popular life simulation franchise. Well, maybe that’s not strictly true, but there was work involved.
In-game, I was working, too. Specifically, I was pursuing sim careers in both the music industry and professional sports. In doing so, I realized that I think of my job in exactly the same way a sim would. Here are the specific parallels I’ve drawn between my real-life and simulated experiences. Read more »
Online freelancers are forced to wear many hats. From the actual work you do, to administrative and support skills, you’re responsible for everything. It doesn’t stop there. You need to learn how to write well, so you can communicate better with our clients and have more […] Read more »
Targeting your professional development in a preemptive rather than reactive way, is not always easy. Usually freelancers and consultants just roll with the punches and learn what they have to depending on client requirements. A little forethought, though, can go a long way to making you the applicant of choice before any contracts are awarded. Read more »
Let’s face it — by now, the hardcore fans of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog have watched the series more than once on Hulu, downloaded and memorized the soundtrack thanks to iTunes, and maybe even bought themselves a Captain Hammer t-shirt. Of course, that won’t stop them […] Read more »
[qi:_earth2tech] What’s going to be the viral element that gets us to cut down on our collective carbon emissions? Who’s going to deliver us the iPod of cleantech? Earth2Tech has pulled together a list of 10 green social networks dedicated to motivating their users to fight […] Read more »