I have been working in freelance for many years and because it has been many years there has been some time those little lessons have slipped my mind. Working as a freelance copywriter gigs for many years has given me quite a good amount of skill and experience but there are things about freelance in general that were soon forgotten. It is unfortunately one of those important things that almost cost me a large amount of money. I’m sure the readers are already stirring thoughts of what happen; well give me a moment and I will spill it and with whom.
I made the discovery of a company called Outsource and thinking they could assist me in finding a freelance gig I took it upon myself to check them out and got an account. What I didn’t think about was the six month fee of $101 that was requested. Needless to say I refused to pay it and began researching the company and started to discover many persons were scammed after the fact or never even given a chance to obtain a job because of how the company ran.
I learned my lesson that day and remembered the freelancer’s #1 rule; don’t ever pay money for a job, the job pays you money.
A good lesson to every person that wants to be a freelancer or is currently a freelancer; always watch where you are getting your jobs from.
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When looking for your career job whether it is online or at a local job fair are you doing this on your own, with someone else who is searching for a job career or are you job seeking with a network?
Think about this for a moment. If you do this on your own good for you and that is a wonderful step in the right direction. What if you were to attend a job fair with another individual who is job seeking as well? You could both share in gas expenses, discuss the various employers that will be at the job fair, and also discuss points after meeting with choice employers and handing out resumes.
Now what about having that same idea in mind and meeting in a job network that everyone within the area can meet together and discuss their experiences and share thoughts on their spot interview in a brief summary over coffee. Everyone can meet at a certain time and it doesn’t have to be in person, it could be online at a special location already provided to everyone wanting to attend.
There are many ways to perform a job search the main goal is to know help is out there and the assistance can be gotten for free. You can easily obtain job searching ideas and build new ideas just by speaking to other job seekers. Don’t be afraid to help one another as job seeking is a learning experience and the more you do the better you will become. Best wishes at building your network and finding that job career!
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I have fallen in love with the TLC show Love, Lust or Run. Unsure if anyone has seen this show but I have been paying very close attention to it as it just draws me in mainly because of the host. I love and adore Stacy London. She is wonderful and so honest with everything she says and the tips that are provided to the guests.
As someone who also helps others in getting what they want out of their career whether it is building a business, going after a first time job, or rebuilding a career after having a baby this show is something I have grown to love and gain many of my pointers from because Stacy is just wonderful in creating the right look.
I highly suggest to everyone and anyone that hasn’t seen Love, Lust, or Run to take a look at it because it will give you some ideas on how to build your personal look slowly and do it correct so you can start out fresh plus look right when wanting to make the best change for a new beginning to your job career.
Because of the economy and persons who have medical issues there is a high need for virtual work now than ever before. The one issue that has taken place for many years prior is now beginning once again and this time it is actually gotten more intense; job scams. How this is happening is in the way job advertisements are being worded as they are becoming more advanced than ever before.
To someone aware of virtual work, also known as (aka) remote work they would be informed of what to look for when job seeking but to a person who is just beginning to job seek this can become quite frustrating very fast especially now that keywords are constantly changing and being used for new terms.
A prime example when job seeking is finding the phrase “Work at Home” written into a job advertisement discussing how that job can earn you $300 to $500 a week for example. In actuality that advertisement is not virtual employment it is a business opportunity in which whomever wants to get involved could very likely go through the following:
1 – pay to get involved with the company whether once or monthly
2 – not be paid during training period
3 – be required to pay for specific material other than their computer equipment
4 – and the list can continue…
At any rate, the fact of the matter the above phrase mentioned is something to be quite cautious of because it is frequently used by many business owners and it is taken for granted as these business owners believe they can steal money and bring others into their business rather than hire employees like true small business owners have been doing and wanting to do for rebuilding this economy.
Grant it, some people like the idea of running their own business but not all job seekers favor the idea of being pulled into a business opportunity especially for the fact they are not given the truth when reading the job advertisement. My best suggestion is to be careful when reading the documentation and ask questions if you are not sure. Never pay to get hired even if that amount is promised back to you – you are entering into a business opportunity and it is just not worth the headache.
I have just been played for a fool by a telework company and wanted to share an experience for everyone to be aware of. Ever heard of a company by the name TeleReach? I learned my lesson very quickly and will never recommend anyone to sit through an interview nor make the attempt with this company as they are only seeking those who know very little (sheep) to work for them.
I spent what felt like hours sitting through the first interview then afterward the person who was holding this presentation played games in taking the calendar appointments and proceeded to schedule my appointment wrong. What I found more interesting is while awaiting for this appointment to take place I am constantly receiving email after email from them to sign up for the first appointment from this company which I have already gone through. I am beginning to think at this point in time these presenters have absolutely no clue who is running the show and are only based on greed more than satisfying the consumer, mark 1 against the company. The second mark against the company was a form letter telling me I was not fit for the company, etc. What the hell?! I did not even go through the second interview and this appeared out of nowhere.
After obtaining the above that places a black mark against the joke of this company. What I find more troublesome is the way the job advertisement is written as it is not stating exactly what the job is about. This position is outbound telemarketing, it is not inbound, it is not per hour. This is commission only. All of this information is not listed within the advertisement and is not provided to you until going through the presentation itself. Now in most cases when going through a job listing companies that are honest will tell you who they are, what they will pay you, and the responsibilities expected; not this one. So, with that being said I am posting a beware of notice for the company mentioned above.
On a final thought, as I come across others I will blog about them along with my experience I have encountered. I encourage others to share their thoughts because job seekers need to be aware of who to avoid for scams and what small business owners are the solid business companies that want employees willing to work for them. Most importantly employers who will hire personnel without expecting an employee to pay for training.
Received an interesting email but chose to avoid for good reason. As I happen to look into this matter further it began to make me feel quite uncomfortable then I happen to do some further research on the company then discovered some further knowledge on matters I was not happy with. This is not someone I wish to do business with as it is bad news all across the board.
Transworld Systems Job Scam.
Due to the current status of economy millions of American people are unemployed and the numbers are still rising as employers are making the choice to lay off employees or not hire. It is not only current employees being released from their jobs that are dealing with stressful situations but it is the millions of experienced job seekers that are being overlooked because they can no longer gain employment. In many cases there have been questions raised on the matter of why the current White House administration will not allow small business owners do what is needed to correct this economy and unfortunately there has been no response to that other than total silence.
Unemployment is a large issue and no cure is in sight.
Just as job seekers should have a specific checklist so should the freelance worker as it will come in handy for every independent contractor gig applied to. This freelance worker checklist should be drawn out like the job seeker tool kit. For example this checklist can have the resume and cover letter but what makes this freelance checklist more specific is there should be a brief question list to help while researching and during the interview.
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Freelance checklist to use when seeking gigs.
With the economic crisis America is currently in many job seekers are feeling an overly amount of stress when reviewing job classifieds. It is quite natural for this to happen because many are in need of a job and there is a highly competitive resume jungle throughout the career market. When experiencing the two types of situations below, the job seeker can use either phone communication or email.
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Two key tips to avoid job stress during the job search.
Now is the time to consider everything written in Part 1 but also consider the situation of the current job economy. According to Reuters, the CBO brought into focus “President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017.” That factoid is quite disturbing and frightening but very mind opening as to what is about to take place in the coming years with employment.
Time to refresh your job resume for 2014 Part 2.