A rollercoaster that is how a Quarterlifer will describe his working life. No certainty of income or a dreamjob after you finish college. Status will be realised with an enterprising attitude and by taking initiative. Work will focus on tasks and a year contract will disappear.
Due to the digitalisation work becomes more and more dynamic. With social media Quarterlifers have a broad network, where they can communicate on a high level. Hereby it becomes possible that different sort of projects can be done by trustful people in your network and the other way around.
This group of people has not just appeared from nowhere. They often have dealt with burnouts and they are not comfortable with authority, for example the employee employer scenario. Where some people do nothing to influence their faith, the Quarterlifer makes an effort to create a path for himself where he finds himself happy in. This is why startups are popping up like mushrooms all over the Netherlands. Which startups do we have to keep an eye on?
Teespring: Teespring allows you to create & sell custom apparel with ZERO Hassle, ZERO upfront costs, and ZERO risk. Teespring is the best way to design and sell custom apparel online. You design a product and sell it. The sales money pays for the production of your design and we ship it to all of your buyers. When you use Teespring you don’t have to pay a dollar upfront, guess how many shirts you’ll need, or have to chase anyone down for cash. It only takes a couple of minutes to launch a campaign and start selling awesome merchandise on Teespring. (www.teespring.com)
Jobbatical: There are professionals who are seeking new inspirational locations and teams in order to leave their current careers for a short-term combined work and travel experience. We connect them to employers seeking to hire for short stints. You need a developer, a graphic designer or a marketer to kick-off a project? We know there is talent out there…talent who thinks that your team and company is inspiring, cool, crazy, small or big enough for his or her perfect ‘Jobbatical’. (www.jobbatical.com)