Introducing The Professional Independence Project

The Professional Independence Project is a month-long series designed to help you kickstart your journey to becoming more professionally independent. It's the ultimate bootcamp for feeling in control of your career. In 30 days, you'll transform yourself with our tools and resources - and the best part? It's free to those who sign up for our daily emails.


Break Free From Career Unhappiness

When it comes to your job, do you feel trapped, helpless, and out of options? Stop letting your career hold you hostage! According to Forbes, over 52% of Americans are unhappy with their jobs. That’s more than HALF of the U.S. workforce! Yikes. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a part of that sad statistic.

Introducing The Professional Independence Project

During the month of October, we're running a cutting-edge series called the Professional Independence Project. With this advice series, we’re going to show you how you can break free from career unhappiness, and take control of your life and career. We're featuring expert insight, tips, and advice on how to be a successful "business-of-one," and maintain a steady stream of income - whether you’re an employee or a freelancer/independent contractor. Check out our articles here!

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If you want to take control of your career, check out our fall series, the Professional Independence Project. Throughout the month of October, we will be sharing expert advice and insight on how you can build a successful career you love. Sign up now to get five FREE video tutorials that show you how to market yourself to anyone, anywhere. Start your path the professional independence. Sign up today!         Photo Credit: Shutterstock

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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