Here are some of the main advantages that self-employment can give you:
New Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Pursuing sefl-employment opportunities is perhaps the easiest way to break into a new field or industry, as well as an opportunity to beef up your resume quickly. Whether you are a recent grad, just looking to break into a new freelancing career, or returning to the world of work, self-employment may be the most efficient route.
Avoid Gaps In Your Resume
It’s an unfortunate fact that those who are actively working tend to get viewed more favorably than those who are unemployed. Employers and clients are always curious about gaps within a work timeline. So, better to explain that you were pursuing self-employment than why you were looking for work.
Build Your Professional Network
In today’s job market, not enough can be said about the advantages of networking. According to a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York study, referred candidates were twice as likely to get interviews and 40% more likely to be engaged than those “cold applying.” So, look at it as an opportunity to connect with professionals in your field who may be able to provide a referral later.
No job is guaranteed. However, building up good standing with an industry recognized referral agency is a way to take control of your financial destiny, break into a new industry, grow your existing business, or obtain freelance opportunities between permanent positions. It also is a great way to maintain or grow your income flow or subsidize your income for short or long term goals (college, vacations, home ownership, etc.).
Perhaps one of the best parts of self-employment is its flexibility that allows you to try different jobs and work environments. Understanding how to tailor your search for specific types of client opportunities increases your chances for longevity moving forward. The key is finding the right fit for your needs, and abilities.
Client referrals through Delta-T Group can meet to your needs, goals and schedule. Trying different roles and work environments before committing to a career change can save you both time and money. For people new to an area, or just looking for short-term freelance work, this is also a great way to earn a living without permanent commitments.