Category Archives: job application tips

A Plea From Facebook for Editing Leads and My Response (You’ve Heard This Before)

I don’t have any leads, sorry. If you don’t have one, my best advice is to work on a website that shows off your writing and editing skills. You need an online portfolio that a potential employer can look at … Continue reading

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Poll: Would You Consider LinkedIn For Seeking Freelance Work?

LinkedIn starts at $24.95 a month. Would you consider it for seeking freelance work? If you are using it right now, and you’ve been successful, vote yes.

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Flexjobs.com Update

I’m not renewing my membership with Flexjobs.com. (internal link). I did get some continuing work from them but for the last several months they have flooded me with e-mails about jobs I’m not qualified for. No, I don’t speak Mandarin, … Continue reading

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Ghostwriting for an Online Dating Service?

Through flexjobs.com (internal link) I applied for a part-time writing position at ViDA, virtualdatingassistants.com. Though I didn’t get hired, I think the experience was fun and fair. ViDA sells men on “Done For You Online Dating,” with ghostwriters handling most … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination

It may be foolish to complain about things you can’t control but it may be equally foolish to ignore things that are totally egregious. Business Insider (external link) has the story of a top Apple engineer who retired and then … Continue reading

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Job Applications and Freelancers

Does anyone have advice on how a freelancer should handle a conventional job application form? I recently filled out an online application and it was a frustrating experience. The application asked to┬álist my last employer first. But I currently have … Continue reading

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