More than 1 in 3 Americans worked in the Gig Economy during the past year.*
Global businesses are planning to expand their use of ‘gig’ workers.**
Futurists tell us that workers in traditional jobs may need to find as many as 15 jobs by the age of 40. That works out to be a new job every two or three years.***
Will YOU be ready?
Technology has revolutionized the way people do their jobs. Instead of long careers with one or two employers, many workers are piecing together a series of one-time jobs (gigs) to earn the annual income they need. Gigs can be single-day tasks, involve long- or short-term contracts, or be random freelance work.
Futurists tell us that permanent jobs will be the exception rather than the norm. Even individuals in permanent jobs may need to ‘job hop’ to achieve the rank and salary they want in today’s flattened management structures.
To succeed, today’s students will need skills that will be very different from those their parents have. Today’s students (YOU!) will need to know how to market skills to potential employers on a regular basis. You will have to rise above the worldwide competition for available job opportunities.
In fact, what you may have to do is create your own jobs and become a ‘Rainmaker.’
In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential employees who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds.
WE MAKE RAINMAKERS.
You can become a Rainmaker NOW and earn money in high school and college.
The skills that make Rainmakers so effective can be learned in our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP), which prepares high school students for tomorrow’s workforce and for entry into the Gig Economy NOW, where they (YOU!) can achieve income/college/career goals. But we don’t wait until high school to tell students what they need to be successful in work — we aim to be a small but insistent voice for work readiness starting in eighth grade. Our program fits into the small spaces that students have in their busy lives.
Participate in your school’s Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program.
Or ask your school administrators to launch our program right away so YOU can learn how to make it rain!
*Freelancing in America, Edelman Intelligence, October 2018 for Upwork and the Freelancers Union, October 2018.
**The Future of Jobs Report 2018, World Economic Forum, Centre for the New Economy and Society, September, 2018.
***Multiple credible sources available online.