Ep #37: How To Reinvent Yourself For Remote Work Or Business

podcast Jan 30, 2023
How To Reinvent Yourself For Remote Work Or Business

It's the start of a new month and a new series. In this wheel episode, we are going to explore How To Reinvent Yourself For Remote Work Or Business so you can position yourself for all remote opportunities. Keep listening for what I mean by reinventing yourself!

Here’s what you can find in this episode:

You are wondering just what I mean by reinventing yourself. Grab a cup of coffee and let's get started.

As many of you know one of my sources of income is my Remote Work School, and the other is contract work. I recently was informed that my current job was terminated at the end of January. So once again I have to reinvent myself as I begin searching for another contract job. Whether you are new to remote work or a veteran like me always be ready to reinvent yourself for your next remote work search.

Reinvention means different things for different people. It could mean reinventing yourself from a corporate worker to a business owner. It could mean reinventing your skills or knowledge by learning new skills. It could even mean reinventing your personality.

Today we are going to talk about some of the shifts that are happening in the workforce. From corporate in-person workforces, remote work, and business. I hope this will offer clarity so you are prepared for new opportunities. 

Let's look at this as rivers converging all at the same time, and creating the perfect environment for working retirees. If you're ready to jump back into the workforce you need to know what these rivers are.

#1 - The high number of lay-offs that are occurring especially in the tech field.

#2 - The country has the lowest unemployment rate of 3.5% on record, and employers are still trying to find talent to fill their roles.

Another trend is that companies are offering workers severance packages to retire early. This might sound like ageism, and it is in a way. I cover that in another episode.

This next trend is one that I predicted earlier in the year. Remote work is transitioning into a more flexible work rather than a forced model. Currently, a forced model would be on-site 3 days a week, and off-site 2 days a week. I believe the more flexible work position would be the employee choosing when they want to work from the office.

You might be wondering why any of this is good news! It is good news for all of the retirees who are returning to the workforce for a number of reasons. Companies are looking for you!

You might have to reinvent yourself. Check out episode #35 for more details. Remember, that what we talk about ourselves is how we show ourselves to others. Do not age yourself. 

Are you doing yourself a disservice by how you carry yourself? This could affect your wages, and what job you get.

Another trend is occurring among Gen Z (people born between 1997 and 2012). They have different perspectives in the workplace. Their motto is "Act Your Wage". They work as hard as they get paid, and not a minute more. They then use this as a negotiating tool when asking for a raise. 

This leads me to suggest we take a page out of the Gen Z book. Negotiate when the time is right for higher wages. We have to advocate for ourselves. This is another way to reinvent yourself to work in this new era.

Times are changing and workers have the upper hand to be successful. You can come out of retirement and earn supplemental income your way.

My whole goal is to help people stay one step ahead of trends and predictions so that they can always position themselves well. As we dive deeper into this topic next week I will give you simple techniques and exercises to start reinventing yourself so you can position yourself for these opportunities.

See you then.

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