Why you may want to take a closer look at getting into the gig economy

This is a time when we are seeing markets constrict with no clear end in sight.  As professionals and business school students, successfully responding will mean integrating creativity into your strategy as you pursue employment options. A “Gig Job” (a short-term freelancing position) and can help you gain experience, leveraging the skills you’ve worked hard to develop. 

A gig can also help you keep your skills sharp and your options open while providing the opportunity to network, build connections with multiple companies and contacts that can be valuable long-term.  Setting yourself up this way can help you broaden your reputation as a professional and specialist and be a logical pathway to full-time employment or setting up your own company if you see high demand in the marketplace.  

Book an appointment with your coach to discuss what gigs may look like in your career trajectory and begin to investigate potential opportunities; schedule an appointment today in Handshake  / WPC Connect.

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