Yesterday I met a smart, attractive twenty-something executive at a networking event. He described himself as, “Unemployed.”
But after about five minutes of conversation, it was clear that he’s not really “unemployed.” He’s keeping busy with consulting assignments. He has a workload many longtime self-employed professionals would envy.
“I’m not really a consultant,” he said.
Why not? You don’t need a license. You’re walking the talk. Go for it.
Often people who get laid off find themselves taking on projects…and they get so busy they stop looking for corporate jobs. What’s wrong with that?