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20 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Freelancer

Wouldn't it be great to be your own boss?

Absolutely not!

Everyone talks like free-lancing is the best thing in the world but it's actually a really tough choice to make. Are people schmucks just because they want to work out of a tall high-rise with a corner office? Think again!

Here are 20 reasons why NOT to start freelancing.

1. You Think It Will Be Easier Than a Corporate Job: You think answering to a single boss is tough. Try dealing with multiple clients, ALL of whom are your boss. After all, they're the ones paying you.

4 ways to be successful in the restaurant industry

Have you ever noticed the quality of service when you go to a fancy restaurant? The restaurant staff all give an excellent level of service, and they are very polished in their manners and grooming. Many staff members that we don’t even come into contact with a big contributors to a restaurant’s success.

So what does it take to be successful in the restaurant business?

How to score a cashier job at Wal-Mart

Interested in becoming a cashier at Wal-Mart? Why not? Good benefits if you become full-time permanent employee, it looks on your resume. Sounds great right? Turns out they're pretty friendly during interviews as well. Make sure you're prepared with answers to these questions:

1) Name 3 of your worst/best qualities
2) What would you do if you had an encounter with a rude customer
3) If you find a problem going on between two different employees what would you do?
4) Tell me about a time you went above and beyond to help someone at work. How did your help make a difference?

How 33 public relations pros ask for a job

I saw Help a PR Pro Out Day (#HAPPO) as a hashtag on Twitter the other day. Basically, a virtual army of public relations professionals and agencies from across the country donated their time and talents to help those who are currently unemployed connect with employers. A little PR stimulus.

Here's how some PR folks pitched themselves to the world for employment opportunities.

Renee Alexander Hamilton (@LuckyRenee): “Hire me because i can deliver authentic, engaging communications in 140 chrctrs or less”

Andrew Dumont (@andrewdumont): “You should hire me because I get results.”

4 ways to make a career comeback


So you’ve had some problems. Maybe you’ve been laid off or downsized or made redundant, whatever they’re calling it this week. Perhaps your old employer fell victim to economic turmoil. What are you going to do about it? Find another job, obviously. But overcoming a career setback is easier said than done. Fortunately, we’re here to offer you some tips on how to do it.