Forbes: The Best Websites for Your (Lifestyle-Friendly) Career
I woke up yesterday to the news that MyLifestyleCareer.com was just named as one of The Top 75 Websites For Your Career by Forbes magazine. Needless to say, I was delighted by the honor. Thank you Forbes –what a lovely way to start my day!
Not surprisingly, the majority of the sites on the list focus on the job search and traditional jobs. But in reading through the picks, I noticed that there were several sites that could be useful to boomers looking to reinvent their careers outside the 9-5 corporate box. Here are six that you might find of particular interest:
- Careers in Government: Many boomers are interested in using their second-acts to pursue careers in the public sector. This site offers information and job listings for people looking for opportunities in the government and the public sector.
- Escape The City; This site aims to help banking, law and finance workers switch to more fulfilling careers. Its blog includes profiles of people who have made career changes and a weekly email that includes job listings at startups, charities, and social enterprises.
- Flex Jobs: I am a long-time fan of FlexJobs. Aimed at job seekers who want part-time, flextime, and freelance jobs or positions where they can telecommute, FlexJobs is a subscription service that charges $15 a month or $50 a year for access to its listings. I normally tell people never to pay for access to listings, but this is an exception to my rule (and FlexJobs will refund payments to dissatisfied customers).
- KindredHQ: Life as an independent can be challenging. Kindred HQ is an online community where professionals can vent, get advice and make connections with other freelancers and free agents.
- Media Bistro: Mediabistro.com is a career site for people working in media, from book publishing to advertising to public relations and marketing. In addition to their job and freelance postings, one of the things I love most about this site is their extensive course offerings (travel writing, children’s book publishing, how to write for the food industry, etc.).
- Sixty in Sixty: This site overviews 60 different careers. Written by Michael Warshafsky, a Toronto college student, who spent the summer of 2011 shadowing people to find out what each one did all day, and then blogged about it. As Forbes points out, “He spent 60 days on the project and covered 60 different professionals; hence the title of the blog.”
This list is a good start, but there are lots of other great resources for creating a lifestyle-friendly career. I’m curious. What are your favorite sites? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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