We are proud to be a resource for employers and employees in the interactive, creative, and digital fields to find helpful industry news, advice and guidance. Over the years, we have learned a lot of valuable information about our field. So we’re sharing some of our most useful knowledge with you.
Learn how to negotiate with clients and make sure you are properly compensated for your time and skill.
Taking the time to do your research and formulate a game plan before a job interview will be be well worth your time and effort.
Writing a clear, targeted resume that describes your skills, abilities, expertise, and professional experience in a concise, informative manner is the first key to success.
Before you embark on a job search, take the time to figure out the reasons you want to leave your current job to avoid getting into a similar situation down the road.
Making sure you master interview techniques and prepare answers to the toughest interview questions will help you land your next job.
It’s important to take the time to obtain references that can best speak to your positive qualities, and to let them know your prospective job may be calling.
New York City, a hub for advertising, financial services, publishing and other industries, is a great city for freelancers.
Chicago is another good city for freelancers looking to make their way into the thriving arts and media scene.
Booming TV and film industries make Los Angles an ideal city for freelancers looking for steady work.
Today’s cluttered marketplace make skillful brand managing and marketing analysis necessities for success.
Copy Editors have the important task of shaping material to meet the intent of the writer and the needs of the reader.
Freelance copywriters can find work in a variety of fields, and are responsible for using emotion to connect with potential consumers.
Freelance graphic designers are in demand, and it would behoove them to cultivate strong and mutually beneficial client relationships.
Production Artists can have many different duties and responsibilities, and a knowledge of production software, web design, video and audio is becoming increasingly beneficial.
Resumes and portfolios are really self-marketing tools, and as such you should take the time to perfect each and avoid some common mistakes.
Interviews are often your one opportunity to market yourself and your portfolio of work as freelancer, and it is equally important that a client know how to properly interview candidates and be clear about their needs and expectations.
Social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Ning also make great networking tools.
If you know how to present yourself and make them work for you, talent agencies can be great tools even for freelancers.
A portfolio, web site and strong resume are all great tools, among many others, to market yourself as a freelancer.
Running your own practice as a freelancer requires some understanding of how to deal with accounting and taxes and also make sure you have quality health insurance.
Hiring freelancers can be tricky business, but here you can arm yourself with the right questions to ask, what to look for, and learn all you need to know to make sure you get the right person for your project.