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Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Study: 1 In 2 Professionals Will Be Independent Contractors By 2020

Why Becoming A "Business-of-One" Can Be Better For Your Career

New study shows why more contemporary workers are leaning toward freelance work instead of traditional full-time jobs. Read More »

When Working For Free Makes Sense

When Working For Free Makes Sense

Unpaid assignments can lead to paying gigs

For workers who already begrudgingly set up shop in a cubicle, working for free can be the way out. Read More »

The 7 Phases of Freelancer Relationships

The 7 Phases of Freelancer Relationships

Why everyone needs a contract with a scope of work

Have a marketable skill such as writing or programming and engaging in the business of freelancing? Protect yourself from conversations such as this one. Read More »

Grads: What Do You Do For The Next Three Months?

Grads: What Do You Do For The Next Three Months?

Check out this timeline for managing your summer!

Advice on making you the most desirable candidate for any job. And timeline for getting a summer job and what to do if you don't land a job. Read More »

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Navigating the waters of freelance and contract work

Navigating the freelance and contract work waters. How temporary jobs can be just as rewarding as full time work and can often lead to a dream job Read More »

Thanks For Letting Me Stop By

Thanks For Letting Me Stop By

Lessons learned in a year of self-discovery. Ready to launch.

It's time to move on to the next adventure in the career journey I've been chronicling here for a couple of months. Read More »

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

How to Get Your Side Business Started While Working a Day Job

True job security no longer exists

How can you ease the transition to working for yourself without endangering your 9-to-5? Read More »

How I Lost My Car, And a Bit Of Income, To Superstorm Sandy

How I Lost My Car, And a Bit Of Income, To Superstorm Sandy

Goodbye, Corolla. Hello, FEMA

One Hoboken man's experience navigating the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Read More »

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

Excitement mixed with pangs of regret, self-doubt

After 20 years of knowing at least the outline of what each day would bring, going freelance is a regular exercise in mental and emotional self-flagellation. Read More »

My Boss Hates When I  Call In Sick

My Boss Hates When I Call In Sick

Walking pneumonia takes a toll and six days of work

Freelance life means no work, no pay and the pressure to work while sick. Read More »

Leaving Your Job: The Money Factor

Leaving Your Job: The Money Factor

The journey into independence

Tess Vigeland tells her story of how she came to the decision to leave her job and embark on an independent career. Read More »

Why Everyone Should Freelance

Why Everyone Should Freelance

6 good reasons to start freelancing.

If you've struggled but just haven't been able to land that 9-to-5 you want, you might want to consider a more entrepreneurial approach. Read More »

New Job Hunting Apps: Tools For The Modern Sweat Shop?

New Job Hunting Apps: Tools For The Modern Sweat Shop?

From Gigwalk to Taskrabbit, these new apps sound great but they come with a major catch for workers.

From Gigwalk to Taskrabbit, these new apps sound great but they come with a major catch for workers. Read More »

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may have banned employees from working from home, but this company is completely virtually -- and it works. Read More »

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

The Freelance Life: One Man's Journey To Becoming His Own Boss

When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all. Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »

Freelancers: 10 Ways To Get A Full-Time Corporate Job

Freelancers: 10 Ways To Get A Full-Time Corporate Job

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 »

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

Temporary and contingent workers are on the rise. The independent workforce has grown to 16.9 million from 16 million in the past year, according to research by MBO Partners, which provides business services to consultants. As companies realize that they can hire contractors for certain services instead of... Read More »

Is It A Mistake To Hold Out For A Full-Time Job?

Is It A Mistake To Hold Out For A Full-Time Job?

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 »

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

By Heesun Wee With long-term unemployment near historic highs, it's no surprise many workers have transformed into free agents. But younger workers-particularly so-called millennials-are embracing freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers, according to recent data. Read More »

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds. They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »

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