The day after graduation is the day you start facing reality and unemployment. We can say than 10 years ago was less competitive compared to today’s time. A graduate faces more pressure and more competitors when it comes to job application. Of course, all of us have to start somewhere. So if you don’t have the experience needed for a specific job opportunity, then stop sending your resumes!
Luckily, new graduates can take advantage of the technology and what it can offer. If you don’t have the needed skills for office jobs, or whatever jobs it might be, you could be successful in online freelancing. You can work as a writer at the comfort of your home. As a graduate, would you consider a career as a freelance writer, web designer or whatever it is?
Here are some things to consider before jumping into a decision.
☛ If you’re good at what you do best, then freelancing is suited for you.
Why? It’s not true that freelancing isn’t a steady job; in fact it offers you endless job opportunities that aren’t offered in the real world of traditional jobs. As I’ve said, if you are good at what you do best then many clients will hire you, endless projects with big pay contracts lining up for you. You’ll easily pay your dues!
☛ Not all jobs you get is permanent
Once a contract has ended or your freelance job has ended, you have the choice to re-apply in minutes to another open job post. You don’t have to worry about going out, dressing up and printing your resumes and at the end of the day not get hired. How frustrating is that? Freelance career offers endless jobs, thousands of new job everyday with great pay to choose from at the comfort of your room! How great is that?
☛ Freelancing is competitive world
You need to have the best skills to be chosen for the said position. However, the best part is you can learn as time goes by and eventually take all the great paying jobs once you’ve build a rapport to your clients and great feedback.
☛ No regular schedules
You can bring your jobs anywhere you go. You can travel anytime and bring along your laptop or tablet. Start your jobs at any time you like but you need to make sure that you’ll finish it on time.
☛ The world of freelancing is kinda saturated
Freelancing is a growing field. Eventually it will grow to an even bigger industry and everyone will go on freelance. As a recent graduate, it’s best to familiarize yourself in this field; this is suited to younger generations since almost all recent graduates grew up using Web 2.0 technologies.
☛ If this career doesn’t work for you then you may shift into something else
If you think this is not a good venue for you to kick things off or start a career with, try something else or try getting a job based on your educational background.
There are a lot of reasons why you should consider freelancing after graduation, the only thing you need to make sure is your commitment and discipline! If you don’t have these, then freelancing may not be the right career for you. Choose your career path wisely and think of the things you’re capable of then decide if freelancing suits you and your lifestyle.