As the private sector struggles with closures and staggered re-openings during the pandemic, many Americans are focusing their career transition into government and public service - particularly jobs at the federal level.
One of the most common concerns of people facing career transitions is the fear that they lack the necessary skills for their desired career. Many people tend to think of their abilities as one-sided, only applicable to the type of work they’ve always done. And that makes sense - they’ve never seen their skills applied in any other way.
Instead of hiring full-time employees, many companies are looking for freelancers or contractors for short projects or tasks. Maybe you’ve noticed more and more listings for “freelance” or “contract” positions.
Typically when we talk about careers and organizations, we mainly focus on jobs with profit-driven companies (the private sector) or public service roles funded by some form of government (the public sector). But there are other sectors that offer many of the benefits of both these worlds.
“’Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” — Bill Gates
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out” — Ronald Reagan
The words 'recession', 'unemployment', and 'lay-off' have been driven into the minds of anyone with a television set. Unfortunately, this is because these words apply to a significant portion of the population. If you're one of those people who has recently lost a job, you may find yourself going through quite an extraordinary array of emotions.