International & Global Careers
Solutions and supports for gig/contract workers are essential for international and global careerists.
Traditional jobs have disappeared or have been completely redesigned while new jobs, fueled by technology and/or global economic forces, have emerged. Today, individuals and organizations are more open to working across boarders. In the age of global careerist, workers often choosing to relocate to another country to explore opportunities for work, life, and learning. Temporary contracts, self-employment and freelance work, now considered part of the “Gig Economy,” are becoming more common employment paths.
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Self-employment can be exhilarating, challenging, rewarding, and exhausting . . . all at the same moment! Whether you’re building a business with aspirations of a public offering; opening a restaurant, store, or shop of some kind; becoming a home-based consultant; or any of a myriad of other self-employment possibilities, Look Before You Leap: Self-Employment Survival Strategies (Neaut & Pickerell, 2011) is designed to help you examine your beliefs about self-employment, evaluate your readiness, identify the supports you might need, and put logistics in place to ensure you succeed.
Based on their experience in a wide range of self-employment endeavours, the authors share 10 self-employment survival strategies combined with inspirational quotes, reflective activities, and worksheets. Their goal is to help readers understand the realities of self-employment, both the good and the bad – to look before leaping.