8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

As an insurance agent, you often work as an independent contractor. You can accept W2 work or sign on for a company like Postmates as an independent contractor. If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields.

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Employing Foreign Construction Workers after Brexit

Career Alley

Two-thirds of the country’s contractors are worried about the detrimental impact Brexit will have on the labour market. The construction industry continues to face a severe skills shortage, and with Brexit that could become even more critical. Career Advice brexit construction workers

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Reopening for Business? 3 Things to Consider

Ms. Career Girl

For example, restaurant owners have different considerations than beauty salon owners, or personal contractors. It’s safe to say that 2020 has been an overwhelming year, but we know that entrepreneurs are courageous and resilient. The U.S. is slowly beginning to open again, and small business owners are eager to get back to business as usual.

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Entrepreneurs: Looking to Hire? Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

Perhaps there is business expertise that you don’t have; but a contractor may better suit your needs than a full-time employee. New entrepreneurs reported hiring help (most often contractors) when specialized expertise was needed in the realms of legal, manufacturing, accounting/finance and technology.

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5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a female entrepreneur, a small business owner, a team lead, or even a self-employed contractor, you still need to push the envelope to better yourself. Despite having a record-high number of female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, this still only represents 6.6 percent of all the companies on the Fortune list, according to CNN.

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Protecting Yourself: Safety Tips For Uber Drivers

Jobacle

As an independent contractor, being an Uber driver is a great way to make some extra cash. Roughly 3 million people drive for ride-sharing company Uber, and make an average of $364 a month , Market Watch reports.

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New Diversity Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

Evil HR Lady

President Trump released an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping on September 22, 2020, giving federal employees instructions on diversity training. ” The order goes into effect on November 21, 2020 for new federal contracts, which gave businesses 60 days to prepare.

6 Key Benefits of Becoming an Electrician

Jobacle

If you’re interested in taking steps towards becoming an electrician, work to obtain your Wisconsin contractor’s license in order to start working. . An electrician’s job offers a wide variety of benefits, including stability, high wages, and a lack of boredom.

2020 130

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

When you advertise, you have the option to look for an actual employee, or you could advertise for an independent contractor. You’ll need to understand the differences between employees and independent contractors since each option offers certain benefits. Generally speaking, independent contractors, sometimes called freelancers, are looking for “gig” work with more flexible scheduling requirements.

2020 116

How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted the Average Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

The state of New York has expanded its sexual harassment laws because of #MeToo, providing further protections for general contractors and domestic employees. The phrase “me too” was actually originally coined by Tarana Burke back in 2006. It was used to help women who had survived sexual assault feel as though they had a voice.

2020 116

How To Be A Successful Independent Contractor

Career Realism

talks about why becoming an independent contractor is not only important but going to become the norm by 2020. The post How To Be A Successful Independent Contractor appeared first on CAREEREALISM. Career Lab career lab independent contractor pip professional independence project Welcome to our new show Career Lab that airs on Wednesday at 2pm EST. In this Professional Independence Project inspired episode, J.T.

More Women Are Working than Men

Evil HR Lady

This is also payroll growth and doesn’t account for the people (men and women) who work as independent contractors or who are self-employed or who work on farms. percent of the workforce in the United States is now female, surpassing men for the first time since the Great Recession, ten years ago. That recession was led by the male-heavy industries of construction and manufacturing.

2020 122

are these unreasonable expectations for a part-time contractor?

Ask a Manager

In fact, they have a very consistent history of hiring contractors into full-time roles! Is it reasonable to expect a part-time contractor to be super responsive to all emails and have open availability for calls and meetings on a daily basis? They sound like they’re otherwise a company you want to work with, and it’s good that they have a track record of following through on promises to hire contractors into full-time work (which isn’t always the case).

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Focus on Doing What you Love – Delegate the Rest

Competitive Resumes

You, your clients, your contractors, and your loved ones. Networking, marketing, thought leadership, event delivery, product development, social media, relationship management and more – a life coach business demands a myriad of skills and abilities akin to the personified swiss army knife. Oh, and you should to be brilliant at them all too, right? But here’s the thing. Being good at everything is a fantasy that will torture you forever unless you let it go and learn to delegate.

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the Christmas tantrum, the dirty elf, and other tales of holidays at work

Ask a Manager

In my mid-20s, I worked in a fairly conservative accounting department (think government contractor engineering firm) but we had a couple of strange characters. Over the years, readers have submitted a tremendous number of amusing stories about holidays at work.

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Best Job Search Apps for 2021

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Although 2020 isn’t yet over, it may be a good time to begin looking forward to the new year and the opportunities it brings. With 2020 being dominated by news of the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 will surely be a better and more productive year for us all. The app is geared towards more blue-collar level work but distinguishes itself by ensuring the jobs are full or part-time and not contractor work. Best Job Search Apps for 2021.

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The Road To Success: 5 Questions To Ask Before Becoming A Truck Driver

Corn on the Job

On a similar note, you should take time to consider whether you want to work for one employer or as a self-employed contractor. #4. Pixabay CC0 License.

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HR won’t let me do anything about my horrible employee, coworker plays music all day, and more

Ask a Manager

Because of declining sales in this area, all of the employees at my company were moved to contractor positions with no benefits two years ago. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. HR won’t let me do anything about my horrible employee.

2020 37

Best Laser Measures Under $100

The Corporate Con/noisseur

That’s why laser measures are typically the tool of choice for contractors, homeowners, architects, flooring professionals, and insurance adjusters. Best Laser Measures Under $100. When it comes to placing a structure, painting, or decorative piece, precision is key and necessary. And while you can opt for a traditional tape measure or ruler, those tools leave open the room for human error. Rather, if you are looking for exact precision, then a laser measure is your best bet.

2020 40

you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

Ask a Manager

Excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, 2020. But you can only work as an “independent contractor” at a job paying minimum wage with no benefits while shouldering a $400-a-month loan payment — even if it’s in a field you’re “passionate” about — for so many years before realizing that something’s deeply wrong.

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The 3 People You’re Competing Against as a Job Seeker

Corn on the Job

Yes, you may need to do exam prep for contractors or study up on the latest accounting techniques if you require particular skills or knowledge, but do you really need to go over every possible answer to every possible question? Pixabay – CCO Licence. If you want to ace that next big interview, you need to know about the kind of competition you’ll be up against. That way, you can work out how to beat them and be the person who gets to sign that contract…. The Super-Powered Preparer.

2020 50

if your hours have been cut, you can collect unemployment benefits

Ask a Manager

If you’re an independent contractor, you’re not eligible for unemployment benefits, but a lot of people have been misclassified as independent contractors when, according to the law, they are in fact employees and should’ve been being paid as such. So if you think you’ve been improperly classified as an independent contractor, that’s worth challenging.

2020 40

What a Biden Presidency Will Mean for Your Workplace

Evil HR Lady

It’s time to start planning for how a Biden presidency will affect your business. Some things may matter to you, and some may not, but there will be change. Here’s what is likely to happen that may influence how you run your workplace. Critical Race Theory Back In.

2020 161

my company wants me to Photoshop our customers, managers uses our meetings to vent, and more

Ask a Manager

I started a new job about a year ago, transitioning from a contractor into a full-time employee. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My company wants me to Photoshop our customers. I am in my early 30’s and have floated from job to job my whole life.

2020 32

my employee lied about having COVID

Ask a Manager

Meanwhile, though, we had closed the entire facility for several days, some areas of the building for over a week, and we had hired an outside contractor to help our custodial team clean and sanitize the facility.

2020 39

update: my new employee keeps tagging us in negative social media posts after we’ve told her to stop

Ask a Manager

We found a contractor for overflow. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose new employee kept tagging the company and coworkers in negative social media posts even after they told her to stop ? Here’s the (amazing) update. I have a quick, hilarious update for you.

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How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

” If Reilly’s interpretation is correct (and I think it is), it opens up coverage to contractors and independent business owners. They have no qualms at saying the Payroll Protection Plan includes “sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals.”

2020 184

pointing out grammatical errors in job ads, HR called me “fragile” in a public document, and more

Ask a Manager

if I do pass, I have a few options open to me, including finding a job at an established customs broker, starting my own customs broker business, or working with my company as either a direct employee or contractor for in-house customs broker work. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 35

team is meeting in-person despite company rules, counting school as work experience, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m currently a long-term contractor in higher ed, and my contract is being cut short by several months due to COVID budget-tightening issues. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My team is meeting in-person despite mandatory telework requirement.

2020 30

updates: the non-vacation, the maternity leave demotion, and more

Ask a Manager

I took that gig even though I was being hideously underpaid and overtaxed (independent contractor-hood suuuuuucks), but it put me in a great position to network since the organization has a vast array of departments, clients and alumni. Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. What to say when a “vacation” isn’t a vacation (#4 at the link).

answers to your questions about the new unemployment benefits law

Ask a Manager

Between now and December 31, many people will be eligible to collect unemployment who usually aren’t: independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers, and other self-employed people, plus part-time workers and people who don’t have a long-enough work history to otherwise qualify. Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and the self-employed will be eligible for unemployment though a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

For the last few years, I have worked as a contractor for a company. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I left an extremely dysfunctional workplace in December of 2019 and started freelancing.

2020 33

calling out sick in your first week, my ideas are ignored unless I submit them anonymously, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s a contractor position where I would be hired by Company A but working at Company B, so I am also worried that the funding might get pulled or that Company B might decide they want a different candidate (this is probably irrational but it could happen).

2020 32

can I put running my household on my resume?

Ask a Manager

I also find, hire, and am the primary point of contact for contractors (maintenance, cleaning, one-time sitters) and professionals (accountant, attorneys). In most households, someone is creating a budget, paying bills, managing the money, dealing with health care reimbursements, managing mortgages or leases, purchasing and maintaining appliances, arranging furniture, and hiring contractors!

2020 38

should people who sell MLM products put “business owner” on their resumes?

Ask a Manager

The law considers them independent contractors. A reader writes: My sister and I have a difference of opinions on whether an MLM (multi-level marketing) consultant could put “business owner” as their title on a resume. My sister’s opinion is, “You’re putting your own money into it, you’re paying to use the name, you’re hiring your people, and responsible for all sales, training, accounting, organizing.

2020 36

my boss stole my resume and is applying for the same jobs as me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been working as a contractor since late 2019, for what was to be a temp to perm position. After about a month, I realized I received the bait and switch regarding what I was hired to do as opposed to what I actually was tasked with doing. So I’ve been actively looking for work since January. I was notified in early May that I was being let go in mid-June. Thankfully, I was extended until June 30.

2020 31

I gave relationship advice to my employee, company won’t hire me because of where I live, and more

Ask a Manager

I was told that they are not hiring anyone from California due to having to make them employees per a new law in effect here, AB5, which limited companies’ ability to classify workers as independent contractors. If California law says they’d need to make you an employee rather than a contractor, they can’t violate the law just because you don’t care if they follow it or not! It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 32

I brought up a painful subject for my interviewer, will my yelling boss reflect badly on me, and more

Ask a Manager

These calls can be with vendors, contractors, or other colleagues at our headquarters—all may evoke a yelling spell. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I accidentally brought up a painful subject for my interviewer. I brought up a subject I definitely shouldn’t have in an interview I just had, and I am not sure how to apologize/recover.

2020 30

boss gives us pop quizzes, random drug tests during quarantine, and more

Ask a Manager

I work as a third party contractor for a government agency. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss gives us pop quizzes on our cross-training. My boss, Cersei, is a brand-new manager, and my coworker (Jon) and I are her guinea pigs for learning how to manage. Jon and I handle different aspects of the same type of work. Cersei wants us to cross-train in each other’s areas, which is great!

2020 28

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a contractor at a big company that has some ongoing labor disputes. In any case, as a contractor, I’d leave it alone. But as a contractor who’s currently dependent on your company’s good will to fix that end date mistake and not accidentally terminate you nine months early, it’s just not worth spending capital on.

2020 31

HR says I can’t tell an older colleague they’re wrong, coworker stole creative work, and more

Ask a Manager

Annoyed, Tilda dug deeper and discovered the PR agency was in fact Mike operating as an independent contractor! It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. HR said telling an older team member they’re wrong is ageism. I’m an IT manager and when our company went 100% online work, my small team of 3 staff and I helped set up 35 employees with hardware in their homes. The department we support is mostly people in their late 20s-early 30s.

2020 31

sending work emails late at night, coworker read my notebook, and more

Ask a Manager

I wonder if I’m extra-cautious because I work as a contractor and so I try very hard not to email at off-hours so as not to give the impression that they can expect me to be up all hours. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Taking long bereavement leave during a busy time. A few years ago, I had a manager tragically lose her sister in an unexpected accident.

2020 30

more success stories

Ask a Manager

I’ve written in a couple of times with contractor-in-California questions. I didn’t get that one, which was okay, but then a government position I am qualified for opened up in my office (I’m a contractor, and LOVE the office I work in). my employer made me a contractor without telling me, sitting down at trade shows, and more more success stories was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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