4 Ways How Jobs Are Changing The Way We Work
Through every era that we, as a society, have lived through has been shaped and evolved by various factors such as the health of the economy, if we have a major pandemic or epidemic (COVID-19 in 2020), wars, changes to people’s lifestyles and more. The employment sector and jobs have changed too as the times have changed. With the internet and other forms of connectivity rapidly changing the way we communicate and carry out tasks, the workplace has had to adapt and change quickly.
The era of freelance jobs
There are more and more freelance and contract workers who are working seamlessly together with traditional full-time employees. This has contributed to the availability of remote workers, living in far corners of the world, which has seen the rise of increasing job sourcing. Some employees and managers are involved in more than one job at a time and have multiple ventures. Take me, for example, I not only run this site but offer business growth coaching at ELLEfluence.com as well as running Printed Spots, an online designer print store.
If you’re looking for a remote or flexible job vacancies why not check out sites such as uk.jobrapido.com where you can also post your CV online. Unfortunately, free labour is also on the rise and the workspace is moving as quickly as data travels across the world.
Businesses and global markets are being motivated and driven by ever-increasing innovation and on a far larger scale than ever before. Talent pools are exponentially growing and business managers expect rapid scaling and adaptability from their workforce. The new ways in which organisations are functioning is beginning to look more like an ecosystem of networks that are highly organised with multitudes of talent, leadership and ideas.
The full-time, highly educated sector has seen a drop from 56% to 39% of the active workforce over the last 35 years. The free-lance and contract workforce has grown from 24% to 41% in the same time span. So perhaps now is the time to work on your freelance side-hustle if you’re currently employed.
Adapt and overcome
While some will struggle to adapt to the changing working world, there are others who see the possibilities that lay ahead. Companies are going to go through changes as they try to attract the best talent through rewards and creative ideas to keep them working for their interests. For those workers that can deliver the kind of work that this new age requires, there will be endless options to choose from as companies compete with one another from across borders.
Job vacancies may become easier to find for those who are talented and creative. With the changing job world where a steady job may become a distant memory for some, others who can see the possibilities in this evolving world will reap the benefits. It might become a great time for you to look and think outside of the box to create yourself a new age job too.
Freelance job ideas
There are many different ideas in which you can pursue if you’re a freelancer or want to become an entrepreneur these include;
- Teaching English online (TEFL qualification required)
- Starting up your own business
- Consulting in your area of expertise
- Signing up for agency work
- Selling your knowledge online through courses
- Starting a blog, vlog or podcast
Have you changed the way in which you work? We’d love to hear your experience in the comments section below. If you’re working from home we’ve got 9 tips to be more productive when working at home. As always if you’ve found value in this article we’d love for you to share this across your social channels with friends and family.