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The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want
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Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy—mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who've figured out the formula, life has never been better! You, too, can learn how to embrace the independent and self-sufficient world of freelance!The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies—ranging from the professional to the personal—to help you leverage your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory—one immune to the impulsive whims of an employer looking only at today's bottom line. Learn how to:
  • Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
  • Cultivate connections without networking
  • Create your own security
  • Build flexibility into your financial life
  • Face your fears by reducing risk
  • And much more!Corporate jobs are not only unstable—they're increasingly scarce. It's time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want. Start mapping out your place in the gig economy today!
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    Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy—mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who've figured out the formula, life has never been better! You, too, can learn how to embrace the independent and self-sufficient world of freelance!The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies—ranging from the professional to the personal—to help you leverage your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory—one immune to the impulsive whims of an employer looking only at today's bottom line. Learn how to:
  • Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
  • Cultivate connections without networking
  • Create your own security
  • Build flexibility into your financial life
  • Face your fears by reducing risk
  • And much more!Corporate...
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  • Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
  • Cultivate connections without networking
  • Create your own security
  • Build flexibility into your financial life
  • Face your fears by reducing risk
  • And much more!Corporate jobs are not only unstable—they're increasingly scarce. It's time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want. Start mapping out your place in the gig economy today!
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          Mulcahy's (entrepreneurship, Babson Coll.; senior fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Fdn.; Venturing Forward) essential guidebook to navigating the gig economy estimates that 16 percent of the current national workforce is employed as contractors, freelancers, or holding multiple part-time jobs. Based in part on the author's Babson course "Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy," Mulcahy's findings suggest that the gig economy allows workers to take charge of their lives in ways not possible within the corporate structure. Toward that goal, she addresses lifestyle choices, balancing risk with security, financial flexibility, time off, connecting rather than hustling, and securing retirement. She includes current research, thought-provoking exercises, and illustrative narratives, suggesting the habits of mind and specific tools necessary to construct a successful life (not just a work-life) determined by clearly defined personal priorities. VERDICT This highly recommended guide will have wide appeal and especially interest students of business, sociology, and economics, as well as new graduates entering the workforce.--Jane Scott, Clark Lib., Univ. of Portland, OR

          Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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          Mulcahy is a popular educator, entrepreneur, and senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. She is regularly featured in national media, and her course Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy was named by Forbes as one of the top 10 most innovative business-school classes in the country. She describes her book as a tool kit that not only defines what the gig economy includes ( consulting and contractor arrangements, part-time jobs, temp assignments, freelancing, self-employment, side gigs, and on-demand work with companies like Upwork and Task Rabbit ) but how to succeed in it. By dividing the book into three sections Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want she gives the reader an inroad to life-changing choices that most people want to experience but are afraid to approach. The book is filled with helpful step-by-step instructions, sound examples of good and bad approaches, and financial reality checks. This guide to freelancing is sure to be popular with students and others at all stages of life and career who are ready to make a change.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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