This is a Guest Post by Tasha Kunneke We have all been there before, and will probably be there again with our stomachs tied in a thousand knots. Yes, I am talking about job interviews. That terrifying, yet exhilarating feeling that consumes you as soon as you come face to face with the gatekeeper to[…]
As a freelancer, there is nothing better than to hear about the success of your fellow creatives. Such is the case with one of my friends from school who moved to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a producer and actress. I’ve always known that she is destined for greatness, and her achievements[…]
So, this post might not be too enticing for readers that find themselves in countries where wifi is freely accessible, but it’s a freelance problem, none the less. If this post comes off a bit naggy, I do apologize, but I thought it would be a good idea to highlight one of the lowlights in[…]
I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Gretchen Rubin and her novels, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home – but she classifies people in four categories of tendencies when it comes to their approach on internal and external expectations. I’m not going to go into too much detail with regard to[…]
Here and now, everything we do is online … our socialising is done on the Internet, as is our grocery and insurance shopping and even banking. It’s convenient because it allows us to get everything done from the comfort of our own homes. We all love the idea of shopping without queues, catching up with friends without travelling to see them, and banking without waiting in line. There are however, some precautions to keep in mind when browsing the web.
Be Careful with Emails
If you get an email from someone you don’t know, rather delete it and be safe. Don’t open any links you’re not 100% sure about, as they could contain a virus. Double check any personal details you give out via email, in case your email reaches the wrong person.
Passwords Are a Must
Most of our online activities require passwords. The best way to protect your online accounts is to never use the same password twice; if your passwords are all the same, a cyber criminal can access any of your accounts with ease. Make your passwords long and hard to crack: use symbols, numbers and a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters. […]
This might be more of a personal rant than genuine freelance advice, but I do think it is something that needs to be discussed.
For some or other reason creatives tend to be rather apologetic. Throughout my writing journey and freelance career I’ve never really felt that I deserved success in life. I don’t know if it is part of our Afrikaans culture, but we tend to apologize for everything under the sun.
“Sorry for bothering you, but this is not what I ordered. If it’s not too much trouble would you maybe be able to give me my the right one?”.
That is the type of sentences that will come out of my mouth when my boyfriend and I are dining out. I did that the other day, and he argued that I will never be able to be successful if I keep saying sorry for anything and everything.
It doesn’t mean that I have to be an mean-spirited person, but I should just own up to situations and demand the attention and respect that I deserve. […]
How just being part of the masses in China led to a post about Webinars…
I am back in business after a spectacular holiday in China and even though I would have hoped to be a bit more rested, it’s time to push my limits and surprise myself. The Chinese have had a immense impact on me with regard to their work ethic and self sacrifice. We could all to with less complaining and more ‘doing’; after all we are the only ones capable of changing our lives. For some reason the first topic that came to mind when I arrived home, is something I have not yet explored, so there is no better time than NOW, to check it out.
I’ve always promised myself that this blog would be sincere and honest and that I would be open about the things I don’t know. […]
Applying for jobs in real life is a lot different for applying for jobs online. Your resume/CV in real life can be seen as a teaser to what you will be discussing with your prospective employer in the interview. Your online resume on the other hand, will be your only way of showing your skills as well as your personality without exchanging a word in person.
I am sure that you have read many similar articles about well established employees who quit their 9-5 jobs and took a great risk in starting to work for themselves. My story is a little different…
I don’t have an entire list of things to complain about when it comes to the corporate life, because I haven’t really been in it. I’ve never been completely certain what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’ve always felt like I am supposed to make some