By Jessica Stillman
For many young people, building a career as an independent pro working on your own has tons of upsides. You get flexibility with your time, no office drama and often a zero minute commute (though certainly there are downsides and costs as well). Plus, the uncertain economy and dearth of... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you've tried your hand at freelancing but want to get back into the corporate world, you might need an extra boost to make yourself more hireable. Unfortunately, very qualified freelancers can be passed up for a dream position because of general misconceptions associated with freelancing. Read More »
I don't want a part-time job.
I'm fine with freelancing, which I do now; I'm a self-employed writer and editor. What I mean is that I'm not actively seeking a 20- or 25-hour-a-week job working regularly for someone else. Read More »
By Carol Berman
The word "gig" elicits thoughts of comedians and musicians, getting gigs at clubs to pay the bills or cover the bar tab. It also means "small boat," but perhaps the only connection to that 14th century use is that people today hope gigs will keep them afloat. "Freelance" is out; "gig" is in.... Read More »
We all know people who have been job hunting for more than a year; some have been out of work for two years. As these job searches stretch on people repeatedly wonder, "what are my options?"
Here are a few: Read More »
Maybe you have or haven't noticed yet, but many people in the U.S. are no longer spending their days working away at a permanent job. Many people have moved onto the world of freelancing, consulting, self-employment or even working multiple part-time jobs to meet their financial burdens. The reason why freelance... Read More »
As more people step (or are pushed) off the corporate ladder, many are landing in the exciting, rewarding and sometimes scary role of free agent.
"I was tired of doing assignments I didn't like on a schedule I couldn't control," says Mary Beth Neumann, who quit her job at a major... Read More »