5 Tips to Building Your Freelance Career

Career Alley

So you want to be a freelancer? Freelancer, contractor, consultant, self-employed – these all have similarities but can be different as well. Working as a freelancer typically means you are self-employed and offering goods or services to others.

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 are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to declare yourself an independent contractor as opposed to a company employee. Many jobs rely on a laptop and the Internet.

How to Write a Killer Contractor CV

The Undercover Recruiter

This article is sponsored by Nixon Williams, specialist accountants to contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals throughout the UK. How to Write a Killer Contractor CV. CV Tips Job Search Career contractor job search Resume & CV Writing

15 Companies Hiring Freelancers in 2017

Ms. Career Girl

The post 15 Companies Hiring Freelancers in 2017 appeared first on Ms. The freelance economy continues to grow, and these companies have hired the most freelancers this year. Astronomy Alignments Contractor. Work Companies Hiring Freelancers

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Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. Check on newly added jobs since your last search.

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Contract and Freelance Resumes – How to Highlight Your Employment History

Professional Resume Services

You list the names and locations of the companies you’ve worked for, your job titles, and a description of your duties. However, writing your employment history when you’ve been contracting and freelancing is a bit different from full-time, permanent employment and can be tricky.

Going Solo—Five Tips for Beginning Freelancers

Resume Bear

So, you’re going freelance? Whether you’re a business consultant, a contractor, a writer, or a photographer, deciding to branch out on your own is a big step. What types of jobs will get you there? Your Career Goals career job job hunting job search strategy jobs resumebear

How To Become An Instant Entrepreneur

Career Realism

It’s called, becoming an Independent Contractor. Upsides Of Being An “IC” Independent Contractors, or “ICs” as they are called, don’t work directly for a company. Companies can’t offer the kind of job stability they did in the past.

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. which job should I take?

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Navigating the Gig Economy

Ms. Career Girl

The following is a guest post by Torin Ellis, a job search expert. The phrase ” this isn’t your parents job search ” has never been more true. In fact, a study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

Diving into Job Applications

Workology

Job applications are arguably the most challenging and frustrating thing that many of us have to deal with in our professional careers. Research the Job. A huge number of job applicants make the mistake of failing to customize their cover letter, resume, and other application materials.

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Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

The report showed the business hiring online and professionals working online through Elance increased 120% in 2011, with 650,000 new jobs posted and cumulative earnings totaling over $500 million.

2012 273

Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

Understanding Careers in Business Analysis

Career Alley

This usually involves a specific degree and on-the-job skill sets. As an outside contractor, the first duty of a business analyst is to uncover the relationships that are often hidden behind formal job titles. Experience with writing job descriptions and preparing requirements.

2012 169

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. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. which job should I take?

2011 71

Hot Careers – Have you Thought about Consulting?

Career Alley

There are several ways you can approach consulting as a career alternative – as an independent (working as a contractor for a consulting firm or directly for a client) or as a direct employee of a consulting firm. Independent Consulting Contractor. Good luck in your search, Joey.

2014 186

Losing Your Job and Weathering the Storm

Career Alley

A friend of mine recently lost his job (his company shut down, no severance and no benefits) and, while he was “fine” financially while he was working, he is in financial distress now that he is out of work. Looking for a new job is stressful and time consuming enough, you want to minimize the time spent on financial difficulties so that you have time to look for a job (which will also help your financial situation. I lost my job, now what?

2011 143

Is SEO in Your Career Path?

Career Alley

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is defined as getting the most number of visitors to a particular page or website. The best way to do this is by making that page or site show up at the top of popular search engines, such as Google or Yahoo. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

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Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. How can a recent college grad find a job in their field of study that pays a living wage and helps them gain the necessary hands-on experience, yet doesn’t expect skills honed extensively beyond the classroom? But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips

Ms. Career Girl

If you approach these employment targets with the same level of preparation as any other position, you just might land the perfect job. The post Work as a Virtual Assistant : Insider Tips appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2016 133

Following Your Dreams: From Community College to Interior Design School

Career Alley

As of July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that jobs for interior designers are “expected to increase by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020,” which is average. Contractor for a design agency. Good luck in your search.

Desk or Labor Jobs Here Today, Consider Them Gone Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

I don’t think experts think these two jobs (desk or labor) will exist for the long term. For right now, we still talk about white collar vs. blue collar jobs. Traditional labor and desk jobs are paying $100,000+ depending on location. Job Jobs

2017 130

The Workplace that Employers Will Need to Have in the Future

Corn on the Job

More than 2,000 workers and 225 human resource managers were surveyed on their opinions and attitudes around critical workplace topics such as recruitment, employee engagement, job satisfaction, retention, employee advocacy, social media use, generational differences and work/life balance.

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Is the future of bosses in the “cloud”?

Workology

It doesn’t take much reading to determine that many people think the coming decade or more will be largely populated by independent contractors or solo entrepreneurs. An early organization that helped band freelancers together was the Freelancers Union. Per job or per hour.

2014 131

Catching Up with Jason Alba

The Job Quest

Linkedin Twitter Facebook rss Home About Services & Packages Contact Recommendations Resources The Job Quest Helping You Reach Your Job Search and Career Goals Catching Up with Jason Alba Posted by Melissa Cooley on | July 3, 2010 | 1 Comment I recently had an opportunity to talk with Jason Alba!

2010 163

Experienced iPhone Developers

Telecommuting Journal

Opportunity offers the flexibility and freedom of telecommuting/freelance job but with the steady income and client relationship for multiple projects. Full time contractors only. OK for recruiters to contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

2009 100

Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

This is a contractor position, and therefore no benefits are provided and you are responsible for reporting your own taxes. This is a part-time job. This is a contract job. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Bottom Line it For Me – What's Really Important to Consider When.

Jennifer Anthony

Follow the rules: In this case, the “rules” are the ones that they request in the job description. Think about the last time you had a contractor or salesperson trying to win your business. What was it that made you choose one contractor over the other?

2009 130

Why Now Might Be The Perfect Time To Quit Your Job

Career Realism

QUIZ: Should You Quit Your Job? They all have a very negative attitude about their jobs and their careers. There’s no secret that the average person hates their job, but what I’m seeing and hearing goes way beyond just hating a job. 5 Ways To Avoid Job Burnout.

2014 110

Yes! You Really Can Find Work From Home Jobs!

Career Realism

Did you know that you can actually find work from home jobs from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, or businesses with a national footprint? Hundreds Of Work From Home Jobs. You can find work from home jobs with Fortune 500 companies, like AT&T, Dell, Google and Amazon.com.

taking a new job while still working part-time for my old employer

Ask A Manager

This organization means a great deal to me, and the available position would be the perfect combination of “dream job&# and “attainable at this point in my career.&# I love my job and would only leave it for something essentially exactly like this position. Is there any way to avoid providing contact information for my supervisor and ask that they verify my employment and check current job references only if they are ready to make a job offer?

2011 56

Resume Writing – What Do Hiring Managers Look For in a Resume?

Jennifer Anthony

Simply put, they want to find the best candidate with the qualifications and required skill-set for the job. You are more likely to go straight to the “E&# section and look up electrical contractors. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

2009 151

Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

Telecommuting Journal

Back then I occasionally accessed a computer at school but certainly didn’t have one at home, so the thought of being able to do my job–to take those customers’ orders right from home never even dawned on me. I hated that job.

2008 130

Got a Phone And a Plethora of Patience?

Telecommuting Journal

Back then I occasionally accessed a computer at school but certainly didn’t have one at home, so the thought of being able to do my job–to take those customers’ orders right from home never even dawned on me. I hated that job.

2008 130

The 2010 Remote Worker Awards Launched

Telecommuting Journal

The 10 award categories will appeal to a wide variety of organisations applying flexible working practises plus millions of freelancers, contractors and home businesses across the country. Paula Wynne, organiser of the awards and co-founder of Remote Employment , a job site specialising in flexible, remote and home working, expects to unearth an abundance of inventive pioneers who champion flexibility with remote working solutions.

2010 100

Make Today’s Job Market Work For You

Corn on the Job

So I applied to 30 different jobs and got rejected. I went for a job with the police; they said, ‘You’re no good.’ Twenty-four people went for the job. Ma managed to turn this on its head by forging ahead on his own path in business when the job market wasn’t working out for him. But even if you’re not an entrepreneur, you can read the job market to improve your best chances of getting a job. What Is The Job Market?

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Remote Worker Awards

Telecommuting Journal

The Remote Worker Awards comes at a time when thousands of people across the UK are faced with job losses or reduced hours. All freelancers, self employed consultants and project contractors are encouraged to enter The Freelance Consultant Award. To top it all, The Open University Skills Award will give one deserving winner a brand new career with a £2000 Open University prize and two runners-up great new job prospects with learning vouchers worth £500!

2009 100

Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted December 3, 2009 · 0 comments I found this on Craigslist and it looks pretty interesting, especially if you’re a really outgoing people-person who wants to work from home but not be cocooned in silence with little day to day interaction. The Good Search is seeking telecommuting search associates to build out our team.

Leapforce Agents - Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators February 13, 2009 · 91 comments I’ve heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I’ve never taken the time to look into them. So today I hopped on over the Leapforce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator! If you pass both parts of the Search Engine Evaluator exam, you will receive an award of $150!

Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators February 13, 2009 · 91 comments I’ve heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I’ve never taken the time to look into them. So today I hopped on over the Leapforce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator! If you pass both parts of the Search Engine Evaluator exam, you will receive an award of $150!

updates: the boss who pretended to be from Child Protective Services, and more

Ask A Manager

She continued her job hunt and recently received a good offer. I think I misread his interest in traveling and being part of the “team,” and it was better for everyone involved when we focused on the work he contributed as a contractor and stopped putting him in situations where he had to collaborate in person. She then revealed that she’d taken a freelance role… doing write-ups for an app in the Google Play Store.

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when is it time to admit that you can’t do a job?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: When is it time to admit you can’t do a job? After six months of job searching and freelancing, I started a position far more senior than I expected (think Assistant Director of a particular area of my organization’s work). It’s not directly managing anyone, but I direct and organize contractors to deliver projects, often working on the design myself. I’m 24 and I graduated a year and a half ago.

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Do Pea-Brained Managers Launch Entrepreneurs?

Jobacle

If you’re longing to go out on your own, bag the day job and start your own business, what’re the motivating factors? Because I’m a freelance independent contractor , I probably know more folks like me – in business for themselves.