Category Archives: Freelancing
Finding full-time work and achieving an ideal work-life balance can be challenging. For many people, self-employment is the best solution to this challenge. I saw this at firsthand when I attended a party organized by Chris Guillebeau, who writes about unconventional work, entrepreneurship, and foreign travel on his blog, The Art of Nonconformity. Chris has […]
53 million Americans–one out of three workers–can be classified as freelance entrepreneurs. A career as a freelancer offers lots of advantages. You work when and where you want. You set your own prices and keep the profits. You choose your clients and your coworkers. (And yes, you can work at home in your pajamas!) A career […]
Finding a job can take a lot of work. But what if you could get in front of a recruiter–someone who is paid to find great employees? Like a fairy godmother, couldn’t a recruiter make your wish for a dream job come true? And by doing so, save you a lot of time and effort? […]
Being a professional no longer necessitates going to an office every day. People are increasingly able to work remotely, using telecommunications technologies to stay connected with their companies and colleagues. This trend is happening in nearly every industry sector–even fields like healthcare and education. According to one estimate, the number of jobs that allow for […]
Much has been written–and many hands have been wrung–over the influx of millennials into the American workforce. A common (and totally unfair) narrative about this group is that they are overprivileged narcissists who expect too much from their employers. The not-too-subtle inference is that Generation Y is simply out of touch with reality.
Every week I answer questions from “Mac’s List” readers about looking for work in Oregon. In order to help as many people as possible, I’ll share excerpts from those conversations here on the blog. The text below has been edited for clarity and brevity. What do Public Relations Freelancers Earn in Portland? Q. I recently […]
For some of us, freelancing is a long-term lifestyle choice. For others, freelancing just helps to make ends meet until they nail down a job offer. Either way, we think of our professional expertise as the foundation of our freelancing ability. But… What can freelancing teach us about the Portland job-search game? To find out, […]