Jobs 2.0: Data-centric Jobs for Generation Y

While some may say that Generation Y are slackers, I think they’re just waiting around for the next crop of interesting jobs. Well, good news, 20-somethings, the new fall line of jobs is here! You’ll note that most of these jobs center around one thing: data.

Report: Hiring Up for Workers With Mobile, Language Skills

A new report evaluating recent job postings for remote workers found that employers are looking to hire mobile developers. The report also showed an increase in postings for experts in such languages as Spanish, German and Korean, and for business planning and market strategy professionals.

3 Goal-setting Tips That Don’t Work (And 3 That Do)

We should be more attentive in setting our goals, determining what works in practice, and what only seems effective in theory. By looking at our goal-setting behavior together with the goals themselves, we’ll be more likely to accomplish more this year.

Ignite Your Passion in the New Year

It can be too easy to slip into the daily routine without thinking about what you love to do. What do you really want to be working on? Here are a few suggestions for finding ways to do what you love, and still pay the bills.

In 2011, Stop Putting Off Your Dreams

Some of us make attempts to accomplish a few life and business goals. But how many people do you know who put everything on the line to pursue their deepest, most life-changing dreams? How many don’t wait until “someday” to go after the things they want?

Is Being a Tech Nay-Sayer Holding You Back?

I keep meeting web workers who, citing personal preference, fatigue, or lack of time, fail to bother with certain new sites or services. I’ve met web workers this year who thought Twitter was a waste of time, electronic newsletters were dead and blogging was for teenagers.

What Web Workers Want (And Feel They’re Not Getting Now)

Sure, your company might have neat job perks, but unless it can also compete on the basics, it’ll likely lose staff to the job opportunities coming their way every day. Here are the five benefits the web workers I know want in their next job:

Ambition: Are You Hungry?

ambition, n.: an earnest desire for some type of achievement and the willingness to strive for its attainment

Thinking about ambition reminds me of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford. The words “stay hungry” have followed me ever since reading them.

Corporate Web Worker vs. Freelance Web Worker

In the spirit of reuse, I thought it would be nice to put all of my thoughts the pros, cons and things to think about when making the move between corporate web working and freelance web working, and vice versa.

Solvate: Matching Professionals With Employers

Solvate, a company that matches businesses looking for resources with professionals looking for work, today announced the launch of its “Talent Engine.” It’s basically a search engine that is designed to enable small businesses to query Solvate’s index of independent professionals and connect with appropriate matches.