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The gig guide: A new model of work?

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Gig Economy Graphic by Mark Warner

Hoping for long-term, secure employment with one organisation? Or perhaps you’re planning to build your career on a freelancing model? Whatever your personal preferences, the world of work is changing, not least in the extent to which people are employed on a permanent basis.  In this post, Careers Consultant Marc Steward looks at the rise of the so-called Gig Economy and the implications of this.

If you’ve spent any amount of time around campus you will, by now, have come into contact with Uber; either through ordering a ride home after a night out, or simply by trying to avoid being run over by one of their more “excitable” drivers. Ubiquitous, they are!

You may or may not know, however, that Uber are probably the best proponents of the Gig Economy, a business model where “…temporary positions [of work] are common and employers contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.”   Whatis.com. Continue reading

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Getting into Copywriting

Do you enjoy writing? Considering a career in copywriting? Wondering how to get started? In this guest blog post, Derryck Strachen, managing director of Big Star Copywriting, gives his top tips on breaking into copywriting.

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If you’ve got a good grasp of the English language and a natural talent for writing, then a career in copywriting may be for you. Not only does it enable you to use your flair for writing creatively, it offers a flexible career that you can adapt to your own goals and interests. Continue reading

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