NeoJobsWork is only a part of life, not all of it. But if that work is challenging, fun and purposeful, the whole rest of your life will feel better balanced and more rewarding. Here are some prompts to inspire, reassure and motivate you to make the most of your working life.
Networking For Creatives
Pecha Kucha Nights are a global initiative that tap into new ideas from a broad range of areas — fashion, film, advertising, architecture, interiors, art, etc. The idea is interesting in its own right, but the events have also become an invaluable networking forum for anyone in the creative fields.
The structure is key: anyone who has registered is welcome to get up and show their stuff (work, ideas, inspirations) via a "slide show", but they are strictly limited to 20 images for 20 seconds each, giving a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds before it's someone else's turn. Pecha Kucha (it's a Japanese representation of the sound of conversation) is now running in most major Australian cities, as well as around the world. To find an event near you, click here.
I Said To Myself…
Do you work in an office where you're being driven mad by a co-worker who mutters to themselves all day long? Turns out you're the odd one, not them. Wall Street Journal columnist Jared Sandberg became fascinated by "self talk" and discovered up to 96% of people do it. Click here to listen to him talk about it on National Public Radio's Bryant Park Project show.
From Blue Screen to Green Business
According the The Economist, heavyweight talents are "switching in droves" from digital technology to new environmentally focused business. The big names include Pay Pal co-founder Elon Musk who has become chairman of electric car start-up company Tesla Motors. To read more about why they're doing it and what it means for future career choices click here.
International Job Sites for High Flyers
If you're looking for a job in the UK or the US and you're in the $US100k+ bracket, browse TheLadders websites. They cover a range of positions in industries including Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, Law and Technology, but only in that salary bracket or above. There is a free service, which allows registered users to browse jobs and apply for some, and a monthly month subscription which allows additional features. For the US site click here, for the UK site click here.
"Portfolio Life": Recognising A New Work Model
Queensland tech company CEO Sonja Bernhardt knows from experience what doesn't work about the old corporate always-at-your-desk model. Now that she's the boss, she does things differently: no timesheets, no sick leave rules, no corporate headquarters. Instead, her employees are simply trusted to get things done. To read more click here.