A mission statement is a powerful tool for job seekers. It can guide your career path and help you stay focused on your goals. A well-crafted mission statement can facilitate clarifying your purpose, values, and ambitions, and communicate them effectively to potential employers. A powerful mission statement can make you stand out from the competition. Everything you do that’s connected with your job search should be tested against your mission statement to make sure you’re laser focused on achieving your career goals. Continue reading Start Your Job Search with a Personal Mission Statement
Working remotely has emerged as one of the benefits workers value most in employment, especially in achieving work-life balance. A Morning Consult survey revealed that 87% of respondents want some form of remote work and almost 50% will consider leaving a role without access to at least partial virtual work. The new work-life integration is having a significant impact on the future of the workplace. But one mistake I see job seekers make is limiting their search criteria specifically to “remote” opportunities. Don’t narrow your search. Apply for the position that resonates with you, get to the interview, secure the offer, then negotiate remote work as a win-win situation for you and your employer. Here are a few guidelines: Continue reading Negotiate the Remote Job You Want
Midway through my decade as a producer, songwriter, engineer, performer, and artists and repertoire executive for London Records during the height of the British wave, I was an analog guy struggling to escape the undertow of receding vinyl LPs, 24-track tape machines, cassettes and 8-tracks as CDs and digital recording were quickly revolutionizing the recording business. But, as I reflect back on the 70s a half-century later, and the fact that according to Intuit, 43% of Americans are projected to be working in the gig economy by next year, the success lessons I learned from music while “gigging” are timelessly relevant to the emerging future of independent gig work.