‘GM to Shed 10,000 White-Collar Jobs’
All too familiar? With headlines like this permeating the news nearly every weekday, downsized 'permanent' employees need to know where to turn when their jobs vanish through no fault of their own. In the headline above, replace the company name and number of jobs lost with those of another corporation and you have tomorrow’s headline.
No doubt, the knee-jerk reactions of most victims of job loss will be multiple attempts to locate another so-called permanent position in a similar field. But experience demonstrates that success, if achieved, occurs following a painfully long period of time, often after unemployment benefits have run out. Job seekers can languish in joblessness for months, years even, as they pursue the arduous task of regaining permanent employment.
Or they could be working, literally, within a few weeks with the skill set they already possess and enjoy. They just need to learn about a viable alternative that often proves to be a superior venue to permanent employment.
I’d like to introduce you to my book, The Short-Attention-Span Guide to Professional Contracting.
The content of this lighthearted yet seriously informative guide is in perfect alignment with the fiscal need of many, including our maturing population, to remain in or return to the workforce. Part anecdotal but entirely factual, this book extols the many virtues of Professional Contracting as a career, not just a stepping stone to another permanent position.
The Short-Attention-Span Guide to Professional Contracting was inspired by my recent work history, now over a decade of solid, thoroughly enjoyable contract employment. Within this book I explain in unambiguous terms what Professional Contracting is, the ways in which it distinguishes itself from permanent employment and consulting, how it can help the many who want or need to find work again, and how to get started.
But the content of this book doesn’t end with just that. Instead, it ventures into territory never before explored—exposing the many corporate annoyances and distractions that conspire to derail permanent employees from their chosen skill sets and the work they love to perform.
Most importantly, it reveals how a contractor-client working relationship will allow you to circumvent these annoyances and distractions. As a contract professional you'll be able to do something no permanent employee can... romance corporate employers without marrying them!
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