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Temporary Work Can Get You Back On Track For Full-Time
By: CareerCast.com
If you’re trying to decide on your career direction, you’re returning to work after an absence, or you’re not sure about the kind of job that would make you happy, consider working for a temporary employment agency. Temp agencies, also known as staffing firms, hire employees and then place them in assignments at other companies. Companies approach these temp agencies, define their worker needs and then sign contracts for the agencies to supply the workers. In the past, temp agencies were known for providing lower-skilled workers for entry-level type jobs. But times have changed. READ MORE AT SEATTLE TIMESmore
Use Part-Time Work to Explore Your Creativity
By: CareerCast.com
It's no secret that job security is a thing of the past. Taking on part-time work – especially in a creative area you've always wanted to pursue – is one way to earn extra income and begin exploring new work opportunities before it becomes a necessity, says Scott Belsky, CEO and founder of Behance, a New York-based company that develops products and online tools for creative industries. But fitting this extra work into your schedule takes planning, and making the wrong decision can wind up hurting you in both jobs. So how can you be sure the opportunity that you're ... more
Taking On Freelance Work Without Interfering With Your Full-Time Job
By: CareerCast.com
Want to stop scraping by to pay your rent each month, but can't risk leaving your not-so-high-paying job without a guarantee that a better paying one is waiting for you? Are you feeling like you really need some great experience on your resume, but don't know how you can get that without, well — some great experience on your resume? Or are you just wishing that you could do what you're really passionate about without having to give up the security of a 9-to-5 job? Good news! There's a solution for you. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Part-Time Work Can Supplement Your Income
By: CareerCast.com
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in July of this year, 8,245,000 Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons. That means over eight million Americans working part-time actually wanted to work full-time but hadn't yet found full-time jobs. The very same number of Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons in July 2012, according to the BLS. If you're among those Americans working, or about to be working, only 30 hours weekly with your current employer, you may be wondering where and how to earn an additional 10 or 11 hours of weekly income ... more
Balancing Full-Time Employment with Freelancing
By: CareerCast.com
It can be tricky to find the balance between working your full-time job and pumping life and energy into your freelance or side work. First of all, there's the fact that you only have so many hours to work with, and so much brain power to contribute. Everyone has to rest! And not to mention, you have to watch out for issues like conflicts of interest, non-compete contracts, and colliding deadlines. For example, if you created a special way of setting up a JavaScript menu at your full-time job, you might not be allowed to use that same menu with ... more
Broad Spectrum of Work Can Help Freelance And Part-Time Workers Land Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
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. Additionally, freelancers who work on only one type of job, or on too many disparate types of jobs, are less likely to win assignments. The study's author, UC Berkeley assistant professor Ming Leung, said previous study findings recommend that freelancers ... more
The Email Lists To Join For Freelance Opportunities
By: CareerCast.com
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 have to figure out how to ask them for money. And there's the matter of actually doing the work. And, as a one (wo)man operation, you'll have to be the one who handles ALL of this. Sound overwhelming? Don't worry! ... more
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By: CareerCast.com
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 Inside Voice Consultants come with a certain amount of credible cache (whether or not it’s deserved). As a consultant, your opinion — even if it’s the same thing that internal staffers have been saying forever — carries a lot of ... more
Winning With Freelancing
By: CareerCast.com
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 the sense of personal validation is fucking great.” This new demographic, if it is to survive, has to eat. Let this career guide help. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore