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. If it is cheaper and the Internet provides adequate cover, then why not send employees home, skip paying healthcare benefits, skip taking out funds for Social Security, Medicare and Worker’s Compensation, and dispense with the annual employee picnic.

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. If you are working as a freelance consultant or worker, there are three key areas you need to make sure you are strong in: 1. Your income as a freelancer depends on how well you can communicate and stay connected with clients.

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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….

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. They probably wrote the articles at a co-working space, because most people who join co-working spaces do it to have personal interaction.). Because I think fighting with Melissa is like Cassie meeting with her investor: stupid and unnecessary but the only way to have consistent contact with a co-worker.

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. Because of all the uncertainty, potential for rejections and stress of interviewing, job searching is a dread. Overcome your fear of job searching with the following tips: Set Short-Term, Specific Goals. Your long-term goal is to find a job fits your skills and pays the bills.

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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. In an MIT Sloan Management Review, researchers found that in-office workers were perceived as more reliable and responsible than those who worked from home. Working remotely is growing in popularity across the nation. In fact, 3.7

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. Once the shock of a layoff begins to wear off, an impacted employee has to make a host of important decisions.

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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. It could be getting a new client, initiating a new project, or reaching out to a new co-worker. The post Career Mistakes You May Be Making Without Even Knowing It appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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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. Your office serves as the set and stage for the workplace daytime soap opera or evening network drama. And if you have multiple locations, consider each one an individual show on the same television network.

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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. Thus, many workers are afraid to say no at work to taking on extra projects and working past the 40-hour norm, fearing it could lead to an early departure from their jobs. For one thing, I oftentimes have freelance work awaiting me following the after-work commute.

2012 139

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. Most books and articles about starting businesses assume that you can seamlessly jump from employee to entrepreneur. Unfortunately, this is rarely a realistic option. After all, your basic living expenses (food, rent/mortgage, etc.)

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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." The fifth most common job title happens to be "owner" - perhaps a sign of the current economic climate where many people are freelancing or managing a portfolio career.

“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

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. There’s no “water cooler talks,” lunch dates, awesome brainstorming sessions with co-workers or happy hours. It’s been almost 2 months since I started my new job , and I’m happy to report that I’m really happy!

2012 161

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. Telecommuters are required to display the same level of professionalism as their office-bound colleagues, particularly in their interactions with co-workers, business partners and customers.

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. But it’s not fair to go home to your kids at 5pm and start working again at 9 pm when your co-worker has been at the office those five hours. Your co-worker deserves more than that.

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. What would happen if you had some choices that you could control in your career?

2012 87

Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Co-workers will undoubtedly surround you. Blogroll Ask The Headhunter Atlanta Career Coach Biznik Blog Business Support Services Career Management Alliance Blog CareerSolvers Blog Dawn Bugni’s Blog Evil HR Lady Executive Career Brand Federal Resume Expert fistful of talent Freelance Writing Jobs Happy About My Resume I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

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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. & & Dale: My issue is that I am oxygen-dependent due to an illness, which only recently became manageable enough to allow me to return to work. When I appear for an interview , I bring a ready-made excuse for an employer to pass on me: an oxygen tank and cannula.

2013 67

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. My co-worker and I slipped the bill to the last standing sales guy, who signed off, and we never heard another word about it. As a full-time freelance writer, she still likes wining and dining clients.

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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. What would happen if you had some choices that you could control in your career ?

2013 63

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. Individuals have been using Facebook for years and more and more companies are creating their own accounts. This is allowing job seekers to use the most popular social media site for finding a job.

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 personal goal-sharing, the lunching interviewer, and more

Ask a Manager

That said, like many others, I was furloughed due to COVID-19, but as of today, I am working for my boss again as a freelancer. While being back full-time would be ideal (and is an option for the future), thankfully, there are no life coaching pushes for freelancers. Bob’s taunts about my contract ending became constant, and the other co-workers actually started to join in. It’s a special “where are you now?”

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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. It’s hard to find recent college graduates who haven’t completed an internship. After all, in today’s competitive market, students have to stay competitive by gaining experience outside the classroom.

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. Would Penelope call in a favor from a company or co-worker she left stranded after forcing them through the expense of hiring her and then having her leave?? But I always viewed this behavior as a reflection of the market– which has increasingly turned to freelance and contract work.

2010 175

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.

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Warning: Your Major is Not a Floatation Device

Ms. Career Girl

Due to the economy and my own learning curve, I began temping as an administrative assistant last year and I’ve evolved into a technology support coach, where I use the skills from my communication(PR) degree to ensure that me and my co-workers provide great customer service to our many customers that call. The day after I graduated I started my own business as a freelance editor and journalist. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

2010 203

Dear Bloggers, I'm Sick of Reading about Passion

Ms. Career Girl

You’re starting to make people feel like they are settling just because they aren’t freelance writers living on a beach in an exotic country… Matt Cheuvront wrote a great post called “Breaking Away from Generation Now.&# Matt works for himself and fully acknowledges that his lifestyle is not for everyone. I think it is so cool that you’ve been a freelancer and learned that it wasn’t for you. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

2010 180

“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. Here, it’s a bit awkward as you are now leading people you used to co-work with. Because of that, some of your ex-co-workers feel disgruntled as they don’t like the idea of being managed by a former peer. Hey guys!

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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. We look for opportunities in life to try something new. To test the boundaries. There is a thrill that comes with risk. A feeling that you are allowing yourself to experience a fuller life. If this describes you.

2010 80

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. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 6 Common Work at Home Challenges January 15, 2010 · 0 comments My work schedule often changes with the seasons.

2010 109

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

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. But I’m not always playing along. You see, my kids are playing the “VW Punch&# game. And often I react the way the victims do – see below if you’ve never seen the commercial. Or if you need a fun reminder.

2010 66

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. The columns are useful if you are coordinating schedules between family members or co-workers as it allows you to dedicate one column to one person. Author Bio: Cardiogirl is a freelance writer who blogs Monday through Friday at Cardiogirl : 19% body fat 100% fun.

2011 143

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). Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.28.10] View Comments How To Choose And Stay In Contact With Your References In case you missed it yesterday, the topic was: asking for recommendations on LinkedIn.

2010 77

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. It was inspired by the many people I’ve met who have been through a lay-off or firing. Some reacted with anger or sadness. Others with relief or understanding.

2010 78

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 28

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. They will also apply regardless of whether you run your business, are a freelancer, or are a salaried employee—simply tweak them to fit your context.

2012 81

an interviewer said he doesn’t care about my happiness, can my boss make us all ride in his car, and more

Ask A Manager

My question is about how to deal with unwanted and unhelpful comments from co-workers following loss of weight – which was achieved via lots of hard work – diet and exercise wise. Volunteer opportunities are very limited in the areas I’m looking in, and I don’t have much of a portfolio to show potential freelance clients because most of my work from my last job isn’t cleared for public release.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2014 63

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. This means a combination of reading industry publications such as Variety, watching television and of course water cooler talk with co-workers. Reality television is big business. Millions of people watch it. It’s fun, creative, and unpredictable.

2013 40

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. While in the process of finding a job back in 2007, I didn’t always send thank you notes. It was counter to most of the advice out there. I know. Still is. But sometimes I just didn’t feel like it.

2010 83

A Job Seeker Left Out In The Cold

Tim's Strategy

As a small start-up, they hired “by committee&# so I had 2 full days of interviews (16 hours) with everyone from the CEO/President, most of the VP’s, HR, and over 25% of my co-workers to be and then was asked came back for day 3 to actually meet my intended manager who had been “too busy&# to meet me and had the ultimate decision on whether to hire me or not.

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