How to improve your employability
Author: Judith Bowtell | Date: 28/05/2018 | Categories:
Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change
In the era of the gig economy, one of the core skills all artists and arts workers need to master is how to be employable for life
While the rest of the world is waking up to the pros and cons of the “gig-economy”, characterised by short-term contracts and casual employment, the creative sector shrugs its shoulders and asks, 'Hasn’t it always been that way?'
Well, yes and no – David Throsby’s latest survey for the Australia Council on professional artists’ earnings and work practices, noted that the forces of globalisation and casualisation of employment have also been felt in the arts, with an increasing number of artists reporting moving to a portfolio career.
This is where, instead of being employed by an institution in a linear trajectory of development, a professional artist must navigate a range of contracts, development opportunities and employment to continue their creative practice Read more...