It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable income. And as one freelancer in a pool of thousands, it can be hard to compete to secure more work. It can potentially lead you to give up on their freelancing career before you even get started. However, there are some ways you can make a success of your new career. In fact, here are a few top things every freelancer needs to be successful.
Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and all kinds of other things change about their life situation. Of course this means that getting a new job makes sense in many instances – you spend a large portion of your time there, so you need to do something that’s right for you at the time. Here are 3 signs you should look for to work out whether it’s time for a career change:
Book Title: Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life
Authors: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 104 pages
Genre: Communication, Self-help
Publisher: New View Press
Release date: January 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 16, 2017
Content Rating: G
Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people.
If you are currently looking for a new job and you have impressed enough to bag a face-to-face interview, firstly, well done! You have passed the first hurdle, and this should give you great confidence. However, the hard work is not over, as you now need to prepare for the interview, so that you stand out from all of the other candidates. One thing you don’t want to do is stand out for all the wrong reasons. With that in mind, read on to discover the common interview mistakes you need to avoid if you want to secure the job.
Working from home is becoming more common, and it’s extremely popular because it affords workers more flexibility and enables them to achieve a better work-life balance. However, it isn’t all roses, and many work from home employees, freelancers, and sole traders find that they begin to feel lonely without the contact of colleagues during the working week.
Here are some of the things you can do if you’re a home-worker who’s currently suffering from weekday loneliness:
The recruitment process isn’t quick, it isn’t cheap, and it isn’t simple. When we hire an employee, we have certain expectations and hopes that they will turn out to be a high-performing, engaged employee. We want them to be productive and surpass expectations but, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, your employees let you down and you need to consider letting them go.
Dismissing staff is a task nobody looks forward to, but if you have tried all you can to manage your employee’s underperformance, it might be time to sever ties. Failing to do so will ultimately hurt your company’s bottom line and affect the reputation of your business.
If you’re uncertain as to whether or not your employee’s performance is below standard, take time to consider the red flags below.
Two months ago I was walking in my hometown of Bristol, England. I passed a modern office with glass walls and my curiosity compelled me to look inside. I saw a conference room with about ten people in it. All of them were men.
Is the Gender Gap Still Prevalent in the Workplace?
When we talk about the gender gap in the workplace, there are two factors to consider. Firstly, that there are more men working than women. Secondly, that those women are not paid the same amount as men. Despite numerous countries creating laws to eradicate the gender pay gap, it is still very much present in today’s society. This isn’t just a problem for us in the UK: the problem is worldwide.
The American Association of University Women explains why the gender gap still exists for so many of us in the workplace. For full-time men and women, they claim that there is still a 20% pay gap in the USA. How is this possible?