How to survive the quiet months as a self employed

How to survive the quiet months as a self employed

The earning potential of a freelancer or self employed is limitless, unlike being an employee. As a self employed person you determine how much you want to earn so long as you back it up with the work that will make that figure possible. In a 9 to 5 you’re only entitled to a fixed salary from month to month. There are pros and cons for each career path, so it all depends on what matters to you. Working from home works for me and my family at the moment, and I don’t see that ever-changing. I enjoy my work and the flexibility it brings. Plus, I make more money every month than I did at my previous traditional 9 – 5 job. Although being self employed is great, there are times when you face those dreaded quiet months where the inflow of projects or gigs is slow. This can pose a challenge in your life. However, if you’re prepared for those quiet months you’ll be unperturbed when those months knock at your door. Here are some quiet months...
10 things to check before handing your resume over to your interviewer

10 things to check before handing your resume over to your interviewer

Your resume is one of the most important weapons that can help you nail your job and start up your career. Now, your resume isn’t something that is simply made in just a few minutes. If you want to craft a winning resume, then you need to take note of all the things that you need to put inside. Remember that resume crafting is an art. When you create your resume, you want to introduce yourself, provide an overview of your career to further market yourself, and simply impress your employers. Here are a few things to check before you hand out your resume: 5 Things to Make Sure to Include Contact Information – This is probably one of the most important parts because this allows the company to contact you. These contact information include the phone number, email address, home address, and landline number. You may also include your LinkedIn URL if you have. An Outline of Your Career – This would include all of your jobs in the...
What you wear to work may be preventing you from getting a promotion

What you wear to work may be preventing you from getting a promotion

Climbing the corporate leader requires the right gear, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests. The majority of professionals (86 percent) and managers (80 percent) surveyed said clothing choices affect someone’s chances of being promoted. The study also found that workers put thought into their fashion decisions: They spend an average of 11 minutes a day selecting an outfit for the office. “Dressing professionally establishes credibility and helps others envision you in a role with greater responsibility,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. “While many organizations have relaxed their dress codes, especially for warmer months, employees shouldn’t assume casual attire or the latest fashion trends are OK for the office. It’s always a good idea to follow company policies and observe what colleagues in more senior positions typically wear.” Time Well Spent? Men...

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