Part 1: Mobility in Modern Manufacturing

In the coming years (think 3-10 years, tops), there will be a big shift towards freelancing. New tools like Slack and Skype have made it possible for teams to work remotely. This enables employers to find the best possible workers for the most affordable cost.

It’s not just employers who will benefit from this shift, however. Workers who can position themselves well will be able to command top fees and pursue engaging work from anywhere in the world. It’s a win-win scenario for emplyoers and workers.

A significant part of this shift is the importance of project-based thinking. Even in your jobs, you wil likely focus on a series of projects at a time rather than performing monotonous tasks day-in and day-out. Projects could be somehting like:

  • Launching a webiste
  • Reviewing a book manuscript
  • Running a Facebook ad campaign
  • Creating a content/information architecture
  • Running an awareness campaign
  • Performing blog outreach

When you approach potential employers, whether as prospective employee or contractor, they’ll want to see the projects you’ve worked on. “What have you done?” they’ll ask. Thinking in terms of projects gives you a clear way to demonstrate your experience and expertise.

In this activity, we’re going to get a jump-start on creating projects you can use to land jobs.

A Note About Mindset

The point of these projects isn’t to get you ajob right away (althouth it’s possible the projeects you do in this activity could help you do just that). These projects are intended to give you samples you can show potential clients for freelance opportunities. It’s easier to get a paid gig if you’ve been doing paid work – it doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s true. Fortunately, the kinds of clients who hire freelancers don’t seem to care as much as employers about whether you were paid for previous experience as long as it looks like what they need.

Thus, your mindset for this activity should be to create samples that could help you get similar paid work. Hopefully this takes some pressure off and makes it a bit easier to start.

Part 1: Mobility in Modern Manufacturing

In the coming years (think 3-10 years, tops), there will be a big shift towards freelancing. New tools like Slack and Skype have made it possible for teams to work remotely. This enables employers to find the best possible workers for the most affordable cost.

It’s not just employers who will benefit from this shift, however. Workers who can position themselves well will be able to command top fees and pursue engaging work from anywhere in the world. It’s a win-win scenario for emplyoers and workers.

A significant part of this shift is the importance of project-based thinking. Even in your jobs, you wil likely focus on a series of projects at a time rather than performing monotonous tasks day-in and day-out. Projects could be somehting like:

  • Launching a webiste
  • Reviewing a book manuscript
  • Running a Facebook ad campaign
  • Creating a content/information architecture
  • Running an awareness campaign
  • Performing blog outreach

When you approach potential employers, whether as prospective employee or contractor, they’ll want to see the projects you’ve worked on. “What have you done?” they’ll ask. Thinking in terms of projects gives you a clear way to demonstrate your experience and expertise.

In this activity, we’re going to get a jump-start on creating projects you can use to land jobs.

A Note About Mindset

The point of these projects isn’t to get you ajob right away (althouth it’s possible the projeects you do in this activity could help you do just that). These projects are intended to give you samples you can show potential clients for freelance opportunities. It’s easier to get a paid gig if you’ve been doing paid work – it doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s true. Fortunately, the kinds of clients who hire freelancers don’t seem to care as much as employers about whether you were paid for previous experience as long as it looks like what they need.

Thus, your mindset for this activity should be to create samples that could help you get similar paid work. Hopefully this takes some pressure off and makes it a bit easier to start.

Part 1: Mobility in Modern Manufacturing

In the coming years (think 3-10 years, tops), there will be a big shift towards freelancing. New tools like Slack and Skype have made it possible for teams to work remotely. This enables employers to find the best possible workers for the most affordable cost.

It’s not just employers who will benefit from this shift, however. Workers who can position themselves well will be able to command top fees and pursue engaging work from anywhere in the world. It’s a win-win scenario for emplyoers and workers.

A significant part of this shift is the importance of project-based thinking. Even in your jobs, you wil likely focus on a series of projects at a time rather than performing monotonous tasks day-in and day-out. Projects could be somehting like:

  • Launching a webiste
  • Reviewing a book manuscript
  • Running a Facebook ad campaign
  • Creating a content/information architecture
  • Running an awareness campaign
  • Performing blog outreach

When you approach potential employers, whether as prospective employee or contractor, they’ll want to see the projects you’ve worked on. “What have you done?” they’ll ask. Thinking in terms of projects gives you a clear way to demonstrate your experience and expertise.

In this activity, we’re going to get a jump-start on creating projects you can use to land jobs.

A Note About Mindset

The point of these projects isn’t to get you ajob right away (althouth it’s possible the projeects you do in this activity could help you do just that). These projects are intended to give you samples you can show potential clients for freelance opportunities. It’s easier to get a paid gig if you’ve been doing paid work – it doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s true. Fortunately, the kinds of clients who hire freelancers don’t seem to care as much as employers about whether you were paid for previous experience as long as it looks like what they need.

Thus, your mindset for this activity should be to create samples that could help you get similar paid work. Hopefully this takes some pressure off and makes it a bit easier to start.

Why is Manufacturing Changing?

Conclusion

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