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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There is something satisfying about working from the comfort of your own home. There's no commute, VIP access to your very own bathroom and the perks of working in sweatpants when you so choose.

Yet, despite the numerous advantages of having a permanent home office, it's sometimes hard to stay happy and healthy while working from your house. (Too) easy ...

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One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money.

Teachers have long used the summer months as a chance to work in ...

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