The career world has rapidly changed and these days, long-term careers and people working in just one job are slowly but steadily becoming a thing of the past. In fact, according to research, in the year 2015, between three people, one person in Australia was doing some sort of freelance or contract work. There are many reasons that are attributed to the growth of the gig economy. First of all, there has been an emergence of technology that cannot be ignored and that has played a tremendous role in connecting businesses with freelancers.
On a light note, Robin Chase who is Zipcar’s founder put it that her father worked in one job, worked for six jobs himself and now, she foresees her children working for six jobs at once. Many people have been very pessimistic when matters related to the advantages that accompany the gig economy.
However, with the ever-growing demand for freelance professionals, the trend is most likely to soar. One thing for sure is the fact that the professional or rather, the career world is changing and has necessitated the need for more platforms where an exchange of money and services is possible. Truth be told, the gig economy has provided numerous opportunities for college grads.