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A Great Job Opportunity on a Freelance Site?

A Great Job Opportunity on a Freelance Site?

If you were a program manager who suddenly found yourself out of work and in desperate need of a new gig, would you think to look on a freelancing site?  Probably not. What many job hunters may not know, especially those over 50 who would never consider freelancing, is that UpWork has many enterprise clients who use the site to find talent. Translation: Fortune 500 companies use UpWork to find part-time and full-time labor. Here is a client that has…

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Why it’s Easier for People Over 50 to Freelance Than to Land a Job

Why it’s Easier for People Over 50 to Freelance Than to Land a Job

Many people over 50, including myself, find it difficult to get that elusive full-time job. You know the one. With great pay and good benefits. The holy grail of jobs. Maybe it’s ageism, maybe not. I don’t know. At the same time that it’s increasingly difficult to land a full-time job, the freelancing marketplace is exploding. There are countless platforms, clients and opportunities to sell our expertise in the marketplace. Companies that would never consider offering me a full-time position…

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Finding Work After 50 – Episode #3 (The Full Time Gig)

Finding Work After 50 – Episode #3 (The Full Time Gig)

Admittedly this project wasn’t a perfect fit for me. It was for a financial writer. I’ve never done any financial writing but I did have an MBA in finance and speak the language of finance fluently. So, why did I apply? I was intrigued for two reasons: it could possibly lead to a full-time gig AND they were looking for someone in Austin, which just happens to be my home town, so I said what the… Here is my cover…

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