Freelancers looking for more assignments should diversify the types of jobs they work on, new research suggests.

A study from the University of California's Haas School of Business discovered that freelancers who demonstrate work commitment through an incremental career path, by moving between similar — but not identical — types of jobs, are the most likely to be given work. ...

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You've done it. You've made the decision to go out on your own as a freelancer. So, you can alert the media and get ready to roll in the dough, right?

Well, hopefully. Eventually. Soon! But, before you start planning the press conference and practicing belly flops into piles of cash, you'll need to get yourself some clients. And you'll ...

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While there are plenty of perks that come with a proper 9-to-5, it’s also a big transition from part-time and consulting work to full-time, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

If you’re moving from freelance to a full-time gig, here are seven steps to help you succeed, regardless of your new workplace reality.

1. Use Your ...

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Young, urban professionals are foregoing full time salaries in favor of freelancing to do the creative work that they love, including photography, web designing, painting, and writing.

That means they are hard workers. They are not tied to a cubicle, or a salary, or a clock.

“The money ranges from 'very bad' to 'sometimes OK,'” Writer David Infante says, “but ...

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1. Register with temp firms in your local area as they don't care about age but are more interested in your skills and experience. Also if you get work through a temp firm it helps build your resume for future work assignments.

2. Try to get an interview with an employer that is not your first choice to practice your ...

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What’s that noise you hear? It’s the dads of America doing their part to “lean in,” per Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s well-publicized initiative to encourage parenting to be 50/50. The good news is, the Facebook chief operating officer is preaching what many families have been doing for years: sharing responsibility.

For dads who hope to continue with their careers and have ...

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More and more employers are finding it cost effective to utilize boomers, seniors and even “retirees” on a part-time or project assignment basis. Temp firms have been using this resource successfully for years.

An older worker generally needs less training, has a better work ethic and will often take a temporary or project assignment for far less than the hourly ...

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