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.

Motivational Pointers: Overcoming Your Fear of Job Searching

Career Alley

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. No goal is too small to work toward, including measurable goals such as: Aggressively check job boards for a few hours each day.

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5 Benefits Of Using Facebook For Job Search

Career Realism

This is allowing job seekers to use the most popular social media site for finding a job. By using things like the search function, networking with people in your industry, reaching out to friends who know of career opportunities, and announcing your availability, you will be able to benefit from using Facebook. Benefits Of Using Facebook For Job Search. Here are five benefits of using Facebook for job search : 1. Job Search career

Boxing Up Each Event During Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.23.10] View Comments Boxing Up Each Event During Job Search If I told you that putting things in different boxes would help you in your job search, would you believe me? During job search, a lot is asked of us. Pressure that comes from our friends, family members, former co-workers or anyone who has a job. Early job leads are pouring in from everyone you know.

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3 Benefits Of Working A Temporary Job Following A Layoff

Career Realism

One of those decisions may be to find a short-term job in the interim, while working on long-term career goals. Finding your next dream job doesn't always happen over night, but that doesn't mean you should give up on it. However, to fill the gap of time between a layoff and finding a new full-time job in your desired industry, it may be necessary to work a temporary or part-time job. Some people refer to this as a "gap job."

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Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But sometimes the job search can get very frustrating. Leaving your first three jobs off of your resume. And if the first job on your resume was “Director of Finance&# , it probably wasn’t your first. But if you are 40+, I will tell you (you especially) to: Stop relying on your resume to get you a job. In my opinion, the introduction and recommendation from your network is a more successful distraction than leaving off dates and jobs.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. I am currently job hunting and a few days ago stumbled upon a position that was the perfect fit for my skill set, experience, and place. A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&#

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How To Return To Work When You Have Health Issues

Career Realism

“Lily-pad” your way into the job you want, meaning that you may have to take a job below the one you aspire to – say, an administrative position – as a way back into the field. 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. Job Search careerDear J.T. &

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4 Tips For Surviving As An Intern

Career Realism

For those interns who are following their dream job at less than minimum wage, I feel your pain. Working a part time job while interning may be doable, but this can add more stress to your life and wouldn’t be fair to yourself or the company if you weren’t focusing 100% on the internship. If you do decide to search out extra work, weekend jobs such as babysitting or dog walking would give you a more flexible schedule and some spending money.

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

Tim's Strategy

Subscribe to Tim’s Strategy – Ideas for Job Search, Career and Life by Email I also liked the comments from Jim Todd who separated general (or generic) “recommendations&# from more targeted (or specific) “references&#. That when you get to the end of the job search process with a company. Or a search for red flags (any bit of information that might derail your getting an offer).

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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. My advice to job seekers : as i said in the audio file, don’t let yourself be sacrificed. This is one way to signal strength in a job interview. Photo Credit Related posts: How To Promote A Conversational Job Interview Today I get to share and answer a reader question.

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Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Co-workers will undoubtedly surround you. learn more about Debra, please visit CareersDoneWrite To read more resume articles, visit CertifiedResumeWriters.com Related Articles Resume Overload: Avoid Too Much Information (abcnews.go.com) TOP TIPS FOR JOB HUNTERS: Do You Need a Professionally Written Masterpiece for a Resume? Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For? Job Search Success System Are you a do-it-yourself type?

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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. When career professionals advise job seekers to check out a “company’s corporate culture,” this refers to collecting information, such as work culture, before accepting a job offer. This culture may attract creative arts, such as graphic artists, freelance workers and media.

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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.

How To Get A Job As A Reality Television Producer

Career Realism

But if you are prepared to work hard and follow the steps below, it’s absolutely possible to get a job , climb the ladder, create a successful TV career, and maybe even create the next big hit reality show… 1. Get Educated It is possible to get a job in television without a media-related Bachelors degree. 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.

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How to Use Your Corporate Charge Card Wisely - Jobacle.com BLOG.

Jobacle

BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US Places to Go, Things to See BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US Search Recent Comments May 3 - Nancy on 10 Must-Avoid Business Card Designs (and How to Make Yours Rock!) As a full-time freelance writer, she still likes wining and dining clients.

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updates: the personal goal-sharing, the lunching interviewer, and more

Ask a Manager

Most importantly, I learned how to navigate the professionalism weirdness while not losing my job. 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.

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

In the post, titled “ Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees ,&# Penelope argues the following five points to be true: Job hoppers have more intellectually rewarding careers. Job hoppers have more stable careers. Job hoppers are higher performers. Job hoppers are more loyal. Job hoppers are more emotionally mature. I’m a bit impatient and I have both a day job and a “passion project.&# How would you define a job hopper?

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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. I also wonder if it would be a popular idea around here or get shot down as ‘crazy talk’ from that woman without a “real&# job.

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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. Especially if you are not a perfect fit for the job skills. Or if you have light industry experience for the job. Apply for the right jobs - I’ve said it before. If you are not qualified for the job, don’t apply. Interview with confidence and smarts – Job seekers come in all shapes and sizes.

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Is Your Personal Brand In Demand?

Tim's Strategy

Your co-workers. Related posts: Why Personal Branding Is So Important In Job Search The following is a guest post by Meg Guiseppi, an. career #jobsearch [link] [link] The Job Guy RT @TimsStrategy: Is Your Personal Brand In Demand? link] blog comments powered by Disqus Need A Job? 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.

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Warning: Your Major is Not a Floatation Device

Ms. Career Girl

I brought my pretentious attitude with me to my first job in financial sales. After a while, you may start thinking you will never get a job unless you do something within your major. Accepting a job that is outside of your major might be the best thing that ever happened to your career. The Unexpected Event Many successful job seekers take their major out of the equation and pay attention to what is going on around them instead. Great job as usual!

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

Tim's Strategy

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. But the main point of the post was to recognize that some jobs matter to us more than others. And the reality is that even if your job matters, it doesn’t have to be the sole thing that drives you in life. At risk of being hit especially hard if you were to lose that job.

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6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Time Management When you work from home, depending on the type of job that you have, the most challenging aspect may be managing your time. Even if you’re a contract worker, chances are you’re responsible for adhering to their hardware and software guidelines. If your telecommuting job doesn’t regularly require phone time or conference calls, then sporadic solutions are often easier to come by and deal with.

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

Jobacle

BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US Places to Go, Things to See BLOG ABOUT US PODCAST ARCHIVE BLOG ARCHIVE CAREER LINKS CAREER NEWS CONTACT US Search Recent Comments May 3 - Nancy on 10 Must-Avoid Business Card Designs (and How to Make Yours Rock!) Author Bio: Cardiogirl is a freelance writer who blogs Monday through Friday at Cardiogirl : 19% body fat 100% fun.

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

Tim's Strategy

While in the process of finding a job back in 2007, I didn’t always send thank you notes. Either because I figured out during the day that I wasn’t a good fit for the job. Not overwhelmed with my potential new and trusted co-workers, bosses and direct reports. If you are right for the job, you are someone that I will schedule for round 2. You need a job and they need someone like you to do something important at their company.

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What Posh Spice Knows About Starting a New Gig

Blue Sky Resumes

Especially when we start a new job or freelance project, or begin working with a new client. When starting a new job or freelance project, it’s wise to keep ideas and opinions to yourself for a while. Never boast about past successes – your new co-workers don’t care. 08 / 30 / 10 by Louise Fletcher 3 Comments Just How Many Jobs Are You Missing Out On?

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something cool and free for you

Ask A Manager

Going through the sign-up form it asks for ‘Company Name’ & ‘Job Title’… ugh Any ideas? :) Reply Ask a Manager February 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm Absolutely it applies to you as well! I think you could put anything you want in those boxes — unemployed, freelance, or whatever seems right. Job title is not a required field. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? job searching?

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. The contract job is simular to my old salary job that paid $49,000 but has a little more responsibilites. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. I have started to not say anything when my co-workers complain to me and just nod along. job searching?

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short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Do your job to the best of your ability, and let him be accountable for his own performance. I interviewed for the job, but did not get it. I applied and got an interview, but did not get the job once again. It was the same department, same job, same job description all three times. How I convey that I’m smart in job applications? I’m job-searching as a recent graduate with only one full-time job under my belt.

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