Bad news and good news. The bad news is that between 2010 and 2040, the population of working adults (ages 25-54) is expected to tank big time in 16 different states, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. This is because people are moving away, the Baby Boomer generation is retiring, and the younger generations just […]
As we near spring break and (soon) the close of another school year, it’s time to once again help young folks understand what they’d like to do with their lives. Thats why we’ve dubbed March “Find Your Calling Month.” Here’s how it works! Create a profile and take the Discovery Questionnaire on Find Your Calling. (It’s all […]
Are you patient, focused, analytical? Do you enjoy building and fixing stuff? Can you sit still and obsess over tiny details for hours on end? Then you might enjoy computer programming! Take our quick assessment and check out the interview with a computer programmer below to see if this is the calling for you. Overview Computer programmers […]
A longer version of this article appeared in Forbes. Americans are bored at work. Nearly 70% of us are unhappy with our jobs because they’re just that: jobs. Not our calling. Jobs and callings are two very different things. A job is what you have to do to pay the bills. A calling is what […]
Do you long to study art or music or history, but you’re afraid of what you can actually do with your degree? Your thoughts might run like this: “Don’t get a history degree. All you can do is teach history.” Or “Architecture? Who’s going to hire you for a real job with that?” Or “Yeah, nice barista you’ll […]
Why do we say find your calling? Why not find your job or find your career? Because young people today (and frankly, all of us) want something more than merely a way to earn a paycheck. We want a job with real meaning. We want to know we are doing something valuable for the world. An article in Fast Company […]
If you’re a people person with strong communication skills and a love for persuasion, then you might consider a career in advertising sales. Advertising sales agents (or reps) are in charge of selling ad space to businesses and individuals. They explain how specific types of advertising—through magazines, signs, TV, radio, internet, or public spaces—will help a client promote their products. […]
Customer experience is a top business priority. And since business is increasingly global, companies are adopting ways to serve domestic and international audiences on a 24/7 schedule. In the US alone, customer service jobs have increased by 9% since 2012, adding 226,000 new jobs for service reps.
Entrepreneurs introduce new technologies, we adopt (and devour) them, and the face of industry changes as new jobs materialize. It’s easy to think about IT jobs, but new technology impacts the entire economy, resulting in increased demand for other types of careers.