• Hollywood and the Future of Work
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    Imagine you’re sitting in your corner office looking over strategy and product development for the next 12 to 18 months. Surrounding you are your CXO team, as well as, a host of executive level project managers. The remainder of your staff and management is made up of on-demand workers collaborating on a project by project basis on discrete time tables with fixed budgets. This is the future of work. Does this sound fantastical, too futuristic or downright crazy? This type of organization already exists … and it’s responsible for producing a variety of projects grossing billions of dollars on a

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  • High Demand Expected for STEM Jobs






    Ever since the recession started there’s been a lot of talk about the changing American workplace. Everyone from the presidential candidates to business leaders to union officials has expressed concern that: Jobs lost during the recession are not coming back; and American workers who lost their jobs do not have the skills necessary to perform the jobs being created. The prospect of continued unemployment for thousands of American workers is behind the growing push for retraining. America appears to have the manpower to fuel a new, technology/big data-based economy. What many fear we lack is workers with the high-level science, technology,

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  • How to Guarantee Repeat Business






    Convincing clients that you’re the best person to do the job is only half the battle when you’re starting a freelancing, consulting or entrepreneurial business. If you want your business to succeed, you have to impress your clients at every stage of the business relationship. Well-defined brand image Superior product knowledge Responsive customer service Quality work product On-time delivery Competitive pricing Today, we complete our discussion on using these qualities to turn first-time clients into loyal customers. Quality work product. No matter how knowledgeable you are about your field or how available you are to your clients, your clients won’t

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  • Create Demand by Impressing Clients with Your Knowledge






    If you are starting a freelancing, consulting or entrepreneurial business on Zoondy, one of your first challenges will be convincing potential clients that you are the man or woman for the job. But how do you convince people that you can do a better job for them than your competitors? By cultivating the six critical characteristics shared by successful businesses (see our previous post).  Today, we continue that discussion: Superior product knowledge. Demonstrate your knowledge of whatever you are selling by showcasing recent and past work in an online portfolio placed on your Zoondy business page and website (and anywhere else

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  • How to Impress Clients and Get the Job






    It doesn’t matter whether you’re self-employed or a large corporation, you have to work hard to impress your clients if you want to get and keep their business. Of course, big companies have huge budgets, massive marketing departments, aggressive sales forces and acres of customer service agents at their disposal. You only have you! When you’re starting out, you’re unlikely to be competing on the same playground as the big kids; but you can take a page from their playbook to attract the attention of potential clients and convince them that you’re the best person for the job. There are six universal qualities

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  • Zoondy: A Safety Net for Entrepreneurs and Underemployed Workers






    Building a business takes hard work, time and energy. If you’re selling your services as a consultant or freelancer, being an entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money; but it can involve some risk. On average, it takes five years for a new business to start making money. That’s too long for most people, particularly people with family responsibilities, to go without a reliable income. Zoondy gives you options. A safety net for entrepreneurs With Zoondy, you can take a graduated approach to realizing your entrepreneurial dream. By keeping your rent-paying, bill-paying day job while you start selling your target

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  • Defining the New Job Market






    In the past, when the job market tumbled, laid off or downsized workers could reasonably expect to get their old jobs back when the economy recovered. They might have to take a position with a different firm, but there would still be demand for their skills and experience. The scary thing about today’s unemployment crisis is that the majority of the jobs that have been lost during the recession, particularly manufacturing jobs, are gone forever. Economic analysts are warning that high unemployment could continue into the next decade because many unemployed workers do not have the technical skills needed to drive

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  • In Uncertain Job Market, Zoondy Puts You in Driver’s Seat






    Last week the Federal Reserve Board said they were wrong. Their April employment forecast was overly optimistic. Fueled by concern about the European financial crisis and U.S. congressional deadlock, economic growth is now predicted to be just 2.2 in 2013, not 2.7. Instead of dropping to 7.7 as predicted, U.S. employment, currently 8.2%, is now expected to hover around 8% in 2013. Disappointing news, certainly, but all the more reason for American workers to take control of their employment security and get back in the driver’s seat with Zoondy. Speaking to America’s legendary entrepreneurial spirit, Zoondy is a new employment platform

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