Building Your Career Through Freelancing

Whether you are launching your first career or transitioning into a new one, you should consider the option of freelancing as a stepping stone to develop your skills and confidence. According to a recent report by Upwork and Freelancers Union, there are an estimated 57.3 million Americans currently freelancing. However, the thought of being your own boss may be daunting and it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Here are some tips to help you launch a career as a freelancer.

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Grow Your Career with these May Events

May is here and that means warmer days, more sunshine, and new opportunities to grow your career. This month you’ll have a chance to connect with your entrepreneurial UMUC network, prepare for and attend the next Virtual Recruiter Session, and learn the essentials of a federal job search — all from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

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The #1 Secret to Interview Success

When you’re job hunting, it seems like advice is everywhere—from blog posts and articles, to books aplenty. Your friends, family, and colleagues may also weigh in, solicited or not, with their opinions and suggestions. In fact, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a job hunter is how to filter through all the information to find the advice that works for you.

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How to Refresh Your Personal Brand

Have you thought about your personal brand in a while? If not, it’s time to dust it off, give it a good look and make it shine for the year ahead. After all, your personal brand is at the very heart of how you market yourself, whether it’s within your own company or with prospective employers. It needs to reflect where you are now—so you can get where you want to be in the future.

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April Showers Bring Flowers and Opportunities!

It’s officially springtime, which means flowers are in full bloom and so are your career development opportunities! Plan to attend this spring’s webinar series to learn strategies for job searching, the secret to interviewing, how to negotiate your salary, and how to build a career as a freelancer. Then, attend the next virtual LinkUp in May to network with successful alumni entrepreneurs. Continue below for more information and to register.

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