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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Don’t Like Your Recent College Graduate Jobs? How to Make a Career Change

What happens to young professionals when they realize they are unhappy with their recent college graduate jobs?  They can either deal with them, or make a career change.  The following post offers advice on finding a new career path.

You loved every second of college. From day one, you knew exactly what career to pursue… what you were meant to do. You could see yourself being fulfilled by a job in this field for many years to come. Then reality hits. You aren’t happy. Or there aren’t enough jobs to

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Posted October 08, 2013 by

How to Compete for an Entry Level Job?

As a fresh college graduate entering the entry level job market, you’ll face plenty of competition.  However, there are some things you can do to stand out to potential employers, according to an infographic in the following post.

Today, most career fields aren’t exactly booming, and few have an abundance of entry-level positions. This often means going head-to-head with several talented candidates when a position opens up. If you want to catch eye…

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Posted September 18, 2013 by

Work on your own terms: 5 great freelance careers

Businessman holding a chalkboard with the word Freelance on it

Businessman holding a chalkboard with the word Freelance on it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

More Americans want to work from home, and more businesses are happy to oblige. A recent study conducted by Intuit found that by the year 2020, over 40 percent of the US workforce — that’s 60 million people — will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers. Whether your goal is to work from home, be your own boss or take a job that doesn’t require you to keep a rigid schedule, freelancing is an intriguing option.

Some careers are easier to go freelance than others. But when you find the sweet spot of freelance work, you may never want a typical nine-to-five again. Check out some top picks for freelance work and learn more about the training you can pursue to get you there. (more…)

Posted August 09, 2013 by

Want a New Entry Level Job in Another Career? How to Make that Change

Is the job in your current career field not quite working out?  If not, then it may be time to consider getting a different entry level job in another area.  Learn how you can make this transition in the following post.

You loved every second of your four undergraduate years. From day one, you knew this was exactly what you were meant to do for the rest of your life. You could see yourself being fulfilled by a job in this field for many years to come without losing the least bit of

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Posted July 23, 2013 by

Pondering Self-Employment in Your Search for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 5 Bold Moves to Make

Would you like to become your own boss?  Graduates thinking about self-employment in their searches for recent college graduate jobs can make five bold moves to make this dream a reality, according to the following post.

Self-employment. It’s the dream of many, but the hard-fought-for reality of far fewer. If you find yourself in the latter group and wondering how you can plan for and switch to self-employment, make these five big and brave choices. You’ll put yourself on the path to a successful work-for-yourself career. 1. Work

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Posted July 09, 2013 by

3 Things to Remember When Making Freelancing Your Full-Time Entry Level Job

If freelancing is going to become your entry level job on a full-time basis, make sure you remember three things found in the following post.

You’ve been freelancing on the side to supplement your income. And recently, you’ve really been giving some thought to making freelancing your full-time gig. You’ve got a nice collection of clients and a fairly solid idea of how the whole thing works. You’re ready to get out of

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Posted May 17, 2013 by

Are Entry Level Jobs in Freelancing Becoming More Popular?

The following post suggests that more workers may want to leave their current entry level jobs and move towards freelancing.

More than seven in 10 freelancers who still hold down “regular” jobs plan to break away and work for themselves in the near future, according to a survey conducted by Millennial Branding, a Gen Y consulting firm, and oDesk, a popular online worksite. Of nearly 3,200 freelancers worldwide who were interviewed

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Posted May 17, 2013 by

Searching for Summer Jobs for College Students? Consider These 4 Options.

Are you on a break this summer from college and looking for some work experience?  Think about four jobs for college students (as well as other job seekers) found in the following post.

Use your talent to serve the American public! The IRS has a variety of career opportunities and is seeking bright people like you. Learn more here: http://jobs.irs.gov. This summer, many job seekers will flock to job boards, attend countless networking events and scour through their contact lists to find the perfect position. No matter if you’re. . .

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Posted December 22, 2008 by

Advice for Freelance Writers

Like franchising, freelancing is a great way for college students and recent college graduates to earn money because they can set their own hours. In his aarticle for the December 2008 issue of Writer’s Digest, “Off the Clock,” Art Spikol gives freelance writers advice about how to charge for their services. In some instances, charging by the hour can be a bad idea, he says.
“An hourly rate always comes with the likelihood of somebody getting hurt,” Spikol says. “If you’re fast, you earn less than the slowpoke, which, of course, is absurd.” He goes on to say that experience alone will make a writer faster and more efficient, and that speed and efficiency should be rewarded, not penalized. By charging a flat fee for the entire job – research, writing, etc. – a writer can charge what he thinks h’es worth, then negotiate with the client from there.
“Flat fees work because business doesn’t like surprises,” says Spikol. “No matter what else you’re offering, your first priority is to make your clients feel safe.”
Spikol realizes, though, that sometimes a writer will be required to “provide an hourly rat or lose the project.” His advice? Provide it.
Spikol generally offers flat rates so clients know exactly how much the project will cost them. With an hourly rate, the amount the client owes can fluctuate, leaving the client with a feeling of uncertainty and stress. If a client chooses not to hire him, Spikol doesn’t take it personally. “There are lots of ways to lose a job,” he says.
If you’re a freelance writer who isn’t sure how to charge for projects, weighing the pros and cons of flat fees could be time well spent.