Category Archives: contract employment

Freelancers: Is your career path same, same but different?

A recent study conducted by Assistant Professor Ming D. Leung from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business reveals that freelancers have the best chance of securing more work if they follow an incremental career path rather than take on exactly the … Continue reading

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Resume Writing Tip # 3 – Does Your Resume Pass the 10 Second Test?

It’s a well known fact that recruiters and hiring managers spend just 10 seconds (if you’re lucky) briefly scanning each resume to find potential candidates for a position. Not only are they pressed for time, but by about the 20th … Continue reading

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Is being the ‘stand out’ candidate more than just good resume writing?

It certainly is. The stand out candidate in any job application isn’t just the person who ticks all the boxes and sounds fabulous on paper. It’s the person who can offer more than the standard candidate. They are the ones … Continue reading

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The ‘secret sauce’ to making freelancing work for you

If you’re sick of the drone of 9 to 5 and crave flexibility and freedom of choice, then working as a freelancer could be your ticket to your dream job.  More and more people are joining the freelance community every … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Quoting Freelance Projects

One of the more challenging aspects of freelancing is working out how much your time is worth and getting paid for the job on time. We’ve all had bad experiences when we’ve under-quoted a project or just didn’t get paid … Continue reading

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Freelancers: How to become a morning person

One of the many perks of working as a freelancer is the luxury of choosing the hours you work. But have you become one of those people who work all hours of the night and struggle to get up with … Continue reading

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Career Change: How I went from behind the bar to cleaning mine equipment earning a $100K salary

For many 17 year olds like me growing up in Townsville, the first job you landed after you left school was either an apprenticeship (preferably with the Defence Force) or a job working in hospitality or retail. When I left … Continue reading

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