In my continuing quest to help my fellow Americans throw off the shackles of corporate bondage, I have a delightful resource to share.
The Anti-9-To-5 Guide (subtitled “Practical Career Advice For Women Who Think Outside The Cube”) — http://www.anti9to5guide.com/ — offers a plethora of free articles and advice for folks who want to chuck the traditional in favor of freelancing, contract work, part-timing (or flex time), and other alternative work-styles.
Michelle Goodman offers encouragement, information and examples for those who choose the traveling and ex-pat work and lifestyles. For those who wish to work in the great outdoors. For those who want to turn their hobbies into their jobs. For those who want to work for corporations, but just not on premises. For those who want to work for the greater good in nonprofits.
She also provides a great number of links to other resources.
Although she addresses an audience of women, her advice and resources are good for any gender.
For those who have been involuntarily released from their corporate bondage, the following resource may help.
The ABC news website has a feature called. Tory Johnson’s job club — http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/ . It combines videos and written articles to cover just about everything a job seeker would want to know.
You can find great deal of information on:
• job clubs
• job search and employment
• job hunting for recent college graduates
• resume tips
• interview tips
• working from home
And it is all very upbeat and motivating.
In a tangentially-related subject, I have a resource for you that’s just plain fun.
You’ve probably heard on more than one occasion that making work enjoyable can increase productivity. The following video demonstrates clearly how making something interesting and/or fun can increase its use. Enjoy.
Finally, I’d like to refer you to an article I published on superperformance.com this morning. In “Leadership: How to Prosper As a Leader,” by Duncan Brodie, you’ll find 5 tips that seem pretty basic. However, basic as they are, few people who’ve been promoted to leadership positions seem to remember to use them. Becoming a supervisor or manager doesn’t make you a leader. Your behavior is what matters. Please take a look at the article.