ABUS 3052: Career Building in the Remote Gig Economy

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Businesses are shifting from full-time permanent employment models to a greater reliance on short-term contract work and freelance projects. This trend is referred to as the emerging \"gig economy.\" Already, more than one in three people earn a full or partial income from leveraging this evolving marketplace. In 2019, Amazon announced plans to hire over a thousand remote customer service reps. Technical coders, freelance photographers, consultants, bloggers, rideshare contractors, career coaches, and online affiliate marketers are just a few among many remote gig opportunities experiencing rapid growth. This course examines the structure of a remote gig economy and corresponding career opportunities. Students will develop a deep understanding of the current gig landscape, develop initiatives and self-direction tactics to meet its needs, and leave armed to succeed in a growing remote gig economy. Activities are centered around obtaining work in the gig economy and being an exceptional remote \"gigger\" as an individual contributor. Additionally, students will learn how to parlay those talents into endless career path opportunities, including leadership and management roles in a quickly evolving, exciting workplace. Prerequisites: None

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