Why hire a freelancer?
If you are applying for jobs but not having the success you are hoping for, or know that you are lacking the skills and experience you need to get a job, then you might want to hire a freelancer to help you.
Answer the following questions:
- Have you applied for any jobs in the last month? YES / NO
- Have you had any interviews in the last month? YES / NO
- Have you been offered a job in the last month? YES / NO
If you answered no to any or all of these questions then it might be worth getting some help.
Remember, there are lots of parts that make up the process of securing a job:
Want a job.
Search for a job.
Find a job to apply for.
Prepare your CV and cover letter / Complete application.
Send off your CV and cover letter / Application.
Wait and see if you get an interview.
Get invited for an interview / Get rejected (Go back to step 1 again).
Arrange the time to go to the interview.
Prepare for the interview.
Attend the interview.
Wait and see if you get the job.
Get hired / Get rejected (Go back to step 1 again).
Hand in your notice if necessary.
Hate job (Go back to step 1 again).
What do you need help with?
That is a lot of parts. So, it’s not surprising that you might be struggling with one or more parts of getting a new job. This is when hiring a freelancer could really help you out.
There are lots of freelancers out there who can offer you support or assistance when it comes to finding work. These are some of the ways they could help you:
CV and Resume Writing
CV and Resume Design
Cover letter writing
Job application support
Personal statement writing
Find a Freelancer
There are lots of websites out there where you can find freelancers who can help you with the job searching and application process.
Search for them
Go on to the site and type what you are looking for into a search bar.
Post a specific advert
Go on to the site and post an advert for the services you need. e.g.
“I want someone to help me write and design my CV. I also need someone to help me write a cover letter.”
Negotiate and agree a price
On some sites freelancers will request a set fee for their services.
On some sites you can negotiate this price.
Create something you are both happy with
Work with the freelancer you have hired to create something you are both happy with. Be clear about the expectations you both have and work together to bring the task to completion.
Put it into practise
Now that you have got the extra support that you need, try using it and see if you have different success.
Some of the best freelance platforms to use are listed below. Check them out. Sign up and get started.
Check out more platforms on the freelance websites page.