Has your grandma ever questioned why you just sit at home with your face in a computer all day?
Has your eight-year-old nephew ever wondered why you couldn’t just “call in sick” to get a day off of work to hang out?
Have you ever witnessed your parents trying to explain to friends and family members what you do for a living — fumbling and shrugging their shoulders?
What do you say in those situations? When you’re a slasher, an entrepreneur, a freelance writer, or otherwise non-traditionally self-employed, you’re bound to run into people who don’t understand your lifestyle. Brazen Careerist is all about people like us blazing new trails in the workforce, and I’ve learned a TON from their blog, Brazen Life, about forging my own weird path.
Last week, Brazen published my advice for helping people understand these non-traditional career paths. And, guess what? It was also picked up by Business Insider, Yahoo!, and Huffington Post. Feels good to be accepted :)
Go to Brazen Life to read my tips for telling people what you do for a living – Add some comments to let them know you were there, and peruse the site to find more great career advice and discover other cool bloggers and entrepreneurs who are sharing this weird journey!
Featured image credit: Simona Balint