Shiftgig’s April Specialist Reading

We’ve put together a list of articles from April discussing the what, how, and why of working in the gig economy. Read on to see our favorites.

THE GIG ECONOMY: EXPLAINED

Are you unsure of what the gig economy is, and whether you fall into this category of workers? This Inc. article gives a high-level refresher on the gig economy as a whole including what it is, the different aspects involved, and how many people make up this workforce.

6 MILLENNIALS WHO QUIT THEIR DAY JOBS SHARE HOW THEY DID IT

On-demand work is full of opportunities to create better work-life balance, and can potentially be the answer to pursuing your passions, while still making money. This Entrepreneur article highlights six Millennials that took advantage of a more flexible work arrangement and came out on top.

TOP FINANCIAL ADVISOR: THE FATE OF YOUR CAREER IS ‘NO LONGER ABOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE’

According to this Business Insider article, working towards a college degree may no longer relevant, and suggests instead that following a path of “lifelong learning” will be the next step toward advancement. One way that people may succeed along this path is by working in the gig economy.

MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKPLACE: WHY THEY’LL NEVER RETIRE

Millennials have different perceptions and expectations for both jobs and their career path. They’re looking for an experience rather than a typical 9-to-5 job. It also means different types of work with different companies, and taking sabbaticals throughout their career instead of retirement. This article goes into detail about this generational change.


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About The Author

Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.