For those that don’t know I graduated with a master in mass communication in May 2015. Since then, I have been looking for a job.
But, I recently decided to also look into freelance work.
Some of you may be thinking, “Freelance? That’s scary. Why would you want to do that?”
I agree. The decision was a scary one. I didn’t know all the details of what I was getting into, and I still don’t – but that can be the good part.
Jack Nicholson – yes, the actor – once said, “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.”
I completely agree. I actively look for something to learn about every single day. Sometimes, it just falls in my lap. But, the point is that I don’t allow myself to remain stagnant. You shouldn’t either.
Granted, you don’t actually die the minute you stop learning – that would be even scarier – but, that’s another point.
Never be afraid to #learn something new. You may not need everything you learn (cough cough…calculus…cough cough). But, sometimes you may find that what seemed insignificant at one point will be the very thing you need to move forward. I’m still waiting for calculus to come into my field.
As for your job search, don’t ever give up. Block out at least an hour – or two – EACH DAY! Don’t ever back down from that.
The economy and employment rate is getting better. But, that also means people are applying for the same jobs – just look at CareerBuilder and Monster, and you’ll see what I mean. Keep plugging away.
But, keep in mind that, if you have the skills to do what you want to do, #advertise yourself and offer your skills on an individual level – that’s what freelance is. It’s going directly to people or companies and saying “I’m the person you want for that job.”
Keep doing it. Set up pages on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn AND Instagram. You never know where someone will see you and your work. You have to be willing to reach all social media in order to reach all the people. If you don’t believe me, read my other post about social media. I learned all about that in my training for my master of mass communication. Trust me.
I wish you well in your job hunt and your journey to become a freelancer.