To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

The post To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question appeared first on Ms. There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. No co-workers.

3 Areas A Freelance Consultant Must Be Strong In

Career Realism

Working freelancing jobs offer something new and different every time, and that is a large part of their appeal. Other times, you are hired as the sole worker for a special project. Related: Top 5 Must-Dos When Working Freelance. Resume Problem: How To List Freelance Jobs?

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are patterned stockings unprofessional, how to list freelance work on a resume, and more

Ask A Manager

How to list freelance experience on a resume. I have a question about how to best list freelance experience on my resume. I was a freelance designer and design assistant for five years after I graduated college (everyone in my field worked on a freelance basis, in case that matters). Would it make sense to list all five years of my freelance work under one title with start and end dates for that period of time? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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The truth about working from home: It’s lonely

Penelope Trunk

Look, Inc magazine says it’s lonely , Forbes says it’s lonely , and these articles are written by freelancers who presumably choose to work from home. FreelancingMaybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home.

Motivational Pointers: Overcoming Your Fear of Job Searching

Career Alley

Contact an old co-worker or make one new LinkedIn contact once a week. Nathan is a freelance writer and content expert from Stockton, Calif. Nobody said job searching is easy.

2013 324

3 Benefits Of Working A Temporary Job Following A Layoff

Career Realism

A Chance To Build Your Network Working a new job means new co-workers and new managers. Beyond working in a different industry, the time after a layoff could also be an opportunity to try out freelance work or build your own job around a hobby that you're passionate about.

2020 79

Six Reasons Working from Home Isn’t Always Great

Ms. Career Girl

No more lunch dates with the office gang or going out for drinks with your co-workers on Friday night. Not everyone who works from home gains weight, but I did,” says Chonce , a freelance writer and author of the blog My Debt Epiphany.

The Power of Professional Lineage Mentoring


Although it’s easy to understand the benefit of providing for one’s children and emulating the investment tactics of Warren Buffett, fewer people understand the benefit of supporting and mentoring their co-workers without the apparent benefit of immediate, personal gain.

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Career Mistakes You May Be Making Without Even Knowing It

Ms. Career Girl

There is plenty you can do to learn and grow your ideas while still holding a dependable job: join a networking group, go to night school or take online classes , or start a side freelancing business. The post Career Mistakes You May Be Making Without Even Knowing It appeared first on Ms.

2017 181

Network TV Drama & the Little White Lies in the Workplace


Cheating spouses, thieving co-workers, and lying bosses. Photo Credit Freelance Folder. . The workplace is a culture, a human echo system filled with those doing, avoiding, and lying. It’s a veritable melting pot filled with drama, entertainment, gossip and despair.

2011 126

Is Your Job a Danger to Your Health?

Ms. Career Girl

While it is quite uncommon for a worker to keel over on the job, those instances when such tragedy happens lead some to question if the daily rigors of one’s employment hastened the death. For one thing, I oftentimes have freelance work awaiting me following the after-work commute.

2012 182

How to Start a Business While Remaining a Salaried Employee

Ms. Career Girl

Continue to perform at the same high level that is expected of you, and certainly do not brag about your “side project” to any loose-tongued co-workers. About the Author: Sheena Freestone is a freelance writer for FundingUniverse.

2011 241

8 Things I Love About NOT Being Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

During the last several months I considered renting a desk at an office co-op and I probably should have. Being self-employed can be extremely isolating, especially if you are working as a freelancer.

2012 213

INFOGRAPHIC: How Generation Y Use Facebook for Professional Networking

The Undercover Recruiter

Dan Schawbel of Milennial Branding says “When they go home [generation Y], they are still connected to the workplace… Their co-workers are their friends. And because people change jobs so often and have so many friends, their friends become co-workers."

Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

Telecommuting Journal

Being a remote worker has a lot of benefits – little or no commuting time, the ability to time shift when needed, keeping a job when you have to move away, and more. Yet with this increase in acceptance comes a corresponding increase in expectations for these workers.

Yahoo kills telecommuting. Three cheers for Marissa Mayer!

Penelope Trunk

Sure, there is data that individual workers are more productive if you let them handle their personal life with flexible work. When I cut back at my own startup to 60 hours a week, my co-workers talked about how I had basically quit working.

4 Things That Can Affect Your Career Choices

Career Realism

While it’s often true we cannot choose our co-workers, we can make conscious choices to improve our career prospects. This culture may attract creative arts, such as graphic artists, freelance workers and media.

2012 112

“What constitutes a ‘hostile work environment’?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am planning to resign after 14 years as an employee and 7 years freelance for my company. She tried to accuse a co-worker of sexual harassment and me of having been present when inappropriate comments were made. Question : Hi, Alan. For a long time I had been managing an extremely difficult employee with very little support from HR, and dealing with her wrath for years.

2011 157

Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Co-workers will undoubtedly surround you.

2010 151

How to Use Your Corporate Charge Card Wisely - BLOG.


Plus, with quality business clothing, robust and hard-wearing medical scrubs made from high quality fabrics, and smart and stylish maternity work clothes , workers can look sophisticated in any situation. As a full-time freelance writer, she still likes wining and dining clients.

2011 199

How To Return To Work When You Have Health Issues

Career Realism

Do freelance work. Once you are inside, you can demonstrate your skills while your co-workers get comfortable with seeing the medical equipment, all of which will make hiring you an easy decision. Dear J.T. &

2013 85

4 Things That Can Affect Your Career Choices

Career Realism

While it’s often true we cannot choose our co-workers, we can make conscious choices to improve our career prospects. This culture may attract creative arts, such as graphic artists, freelance workers and media.

2013 81

5 Benefits Of Using Facebook For Job Search

Career Realism

Family, friends, old co-workers, and acquaintances might have the inside track or know a company looking for someone that matches your qualifications. If you work as a freelancer, artist, or similar position, the best thing you can do is post an ad on Facebook.

Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

You have to remain in a job for a period of time to establish yourself with your company and with your co-workers in order for a relationship to build. But I always viewed this behavior as a reflection of the market– which has increasingly turned to freelance and contract work.

2010 232

4 Tips For Surviving As An Intern

Career Realism

Finding freelance work you can do from home is also a viable option. The money spent on eating out or swinging by the corner deli for lunch could be the difference between having your electricity turned off and heading to happy hour with your co-workers.

update from the reader who was living off of cupcakes from the office kitchen

Ask A Manager

I ended up confiding in another co-worker prior to discussing the situation with my supervisor. My co-worker was very sympathetic and secretly pre-paid for all my jeans-wearing days. It will be a tough year, but I’ve decided to go back to school next year to improve my career outlook and ensure I can provide for my child, so I am taking on extra employment and freelance where I can get it to save up. We have a late-breaking update!

2012 57

updates: the affair causing work drama, I lied to my boss, and more

Ask A Manager

We know this because she texted several co-workers asking for references(!). After we spoke, I did go back to the freelancers to learn how to do it properly and I definitely won’t forget again. He was incredibly rude, disrespectful, and downright mean and nasty to a lot of the shift workers (in contrast, he was generally pleasant to the salaried employees). It’s “where are you now?”

2018 55

Warning: Your Major is Not a Floatation Device

Ms. Career Girl

The day after I graduated I started my own business as a freelance editor and journalist. I’m into my second year as a freelancer and it’s hard and it can get depressing at times but I like it a lot. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

2010 265

Dear Bloggers, I'm Sick of Reading about Passion

Ms. Career Girl

I think it is so cool that you’ve been a freelancer and learned that it wasn’t for you. And I sacrifice for that choice – security, company paid benefits, co-workers to chat with at lunch, an actual end to my work day. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

2010 238

“I’m a Fraud” — What to Do When You Have the Impostor Syndrome

Personal Excellence Blog

With business owners such as coaches and consultants and freelancers, they may procrastinate on marketing themselves and getting new clients because they’re afraid of being “exposed” as not having the right skills or talents. Hey guys!

2015 110

4-Day Weeks

Telecommuting Journal

Powered by Bookmarkify™ More » { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Mike June 17, 2008 at 11:35 am At my current job, one of my co-workers brought up the idea of moving to a 4 day work week, an idea which all of us worker bees support.

2008 100

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk In You | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

And anyone who has promoted you to their friends , co-workers or fellow executives will feel the bite as well. Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.25.10] View Comments 5 Ways To Reduce The Risk In You Many of us are risk takers.

2010 104

6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Even if you’re a contract worker, chances are you’re responsible for adhering to their hardware and software guidelines.

2010 141

Is Your Personal Brand In Demand?

Tim's Strategy

Your co-workers. Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.09.10] View Comments Is Your Personal Brand In Demand? I get punched about four times a day. More on the weekends. And always by my kids. It happens at random times. At least it seems so to me.

2010 86

4 more updates from letter-writers

Ask A Manager

During a team meeting, my co-worker again asked that we write a joint section that covers our common responsibilities. My co-worker agreed, albeit in a stony-faced way, and has not mentioned it since. However, she has done some freelance and contract work, so maybe she’s avoided reviews or has not done one in a long time. Here are four updates from letter-writers who had their questions answered here this year.

2015 40

5 Office Supplies I Can't Live Without - BLOG - Career.


Plus, with quality business clothing, robust and hard-wearing medical scrubs made from high quality fabrics, and smart and stylish maternity work clothes , workers can look sophisticated in any situation.

2011 188

How To Choose And Stay In Contact With Your References | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

All of your bosses, bosses peers in other departments, co-workers in and outside your department and direct reports (people who you supervised).

2010 100

Looking For A More Stable Job, Career And Life? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But most will re-focus their attention to other co-workers. Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.13.10] View Comments 5 Ways To Build A Stable Career and Life Platform Earlier this week I wrote a post called Losing A Job That Really Matters.

2010 102

How To Rise From $6/hr to $1,000/hr (6 Essential Rules To Increase Your Earning Potential)

Personal Excellence Blog

Every morning, I had to report to this dilapidated-looking factory in Tuas (an industrial zone in Singapore), where I stuck the tape in a sweatshop-like environment, along with 20 co-workers. I quit after barely two weeks, while my co-workers (some of them students like me) stayed on.

2012 105

terse answer Thursday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Personally when applying for freelance gigs I always make a new copy of the resume and just name it something plain, but I may be paranoid. Today I worked a full day, then as I left I received a call from a co-worker which ended up being a pocket dial. This pocket dial ended up being a conversation between my boss, his dad, and two co-workers. Per workers rights?

2011 53

How To Get A Job As A Reality Television Producer

Career Realism

Find out which production companies make the shows you want to work on, and call and ask to speak to the Head of Production and see if there are any freelance opportunities. Reality television is big business. Millions of people watch it. It’s fun, creative, and unpredictable.

2013 52

Thank You Notes: Sending The Right Message | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Not overwhelmed with my potential new and trusted co-workers, bosses and direct reports. Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.14.10] View Comments Thank You Notes: Sending The Right Message I have to make an admission here.

2010 108

A Job Seeker Left Out In The Cold

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.11.10] View Comments A Job Seeker Left Out In The Cold During an interview in 2007, I was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. And left without a copy of the Geneva Convention, I was unsure how to handle the situation. The punishment?

2010 108