Published: January 17, 2017, 2:30 pm
In 2017 things aren’t what they used to be. Major institutions and the minutiae of modern life — the latter of which includes ordering food delivery, getting around town and even dating — have seen a major facelift since the turn-of-the-century tech boom. Workers worldwide (including 24 percent of Americans in the past year alone) have adapted to the prevalence of money-making opportunities that are specifically internet- or app-based, creating a substantial pool of industry-specific talent that are ready to put their skills to use.
The advent of the sharing economy
The sharing economy, often referred to as the (Read more...
Published: January 13, 2017, 4:20 am
7 Ways to Find Your Dream Job or Business
The world of work can be a confusing and complicated place. If you’re coming to the end of your formal education and are wondering what sort of career to pursue, or you’re stuck in a dead-end job and are desperate for a fresh start, you need to take action now.
Committing to a long-term career path is a risky business when you don’t know what you’re letting yourself in for. How do you know whether you’ll actually like being a teacher, or lab technician, or policeman, or stockbroker, or social worker (Read more...
Published: December 16, 2016, 5:00 pm
If you’re an agency or a freelancer – and that should be at least 34 percent of you, statistically – most of your clients probably ask you to submit a proposal before they engage with you. You may have even responded to a few requests for proposals, or RFPs, over the years, as these make up 35 percent of the sources freelancers use to find new work.
You know all too well that creating proposals means investing hours of time and energy into a client you don’t know for a project you don’t fully understand, all without any guarantee of (Read more...
Published: December 13, 2016, 9:32 pm
Love it or consider it a waste of time, social media has become a big part of how the best companies attract the best employees. Companies spend a significant amount of time building their brands and developing their online personas so that they can attract the best candidates for their open positions.
Recruiting new employees through social media is like many other recruiting efforts. It must be done with caution, and employers should remember that it is a two-way street. They may want to screen candidates’ Facebook profiles, but they should remember that candidates will also be looking the (Read more...
Published: February 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
Leaving your day job and launching your own freelance business is a dream that many of us creative professionals share.
If you've spent time thinking about going down this road, you'll have an idea of just how much effort goes into becoming a successful freelancer. There are certain things you need to do, in order to prepare yourself for that jump to self-employment.
Create an irresistible online portfolio, fully define your service offerings, set your prices, and figure out how you're going to bring on your first clients.
While you can (and should) certainly start your freelance business while keeping (Read more...