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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 »

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

By Heather Huhman Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer. Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... Read More »

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Read More »

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

By Steph Auteri One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount. Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Read More »

Freelancing Takes More Than Discipline And Skill

Freelancing Takes More Than Discipline And Skill

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder Freelancers are known for having a passion for their craft and the ability to get the job done without bosses looking over their shoulders. But while talent and discipline are key elements, they are by no means the only ones needed for success. "Many... Read More »

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