I'm new here. I've been browsing tons of forums for an idea of what to
do. I was laid off from my job about 3 month ago. I've been looking
for a job
since then, but did not even get a single interview. I
worked as a web designer
for a publishing company for the last 5
years. Looks like www.spicyhome.com is
an active forum with active
members and may be someone has some experience
working as a freelance
web designer. May be "Usenet alt.home.repair" category is
not the most appropriate for this question, but I want to try anyways
some opinions before I go ahead with my life. I'm wondering if
it is possible in
the current economy to find work for a freelance
web designer and make enough to
pay for rent and groceries. I was
able to find a small project on craigslist and
I developed a website
for a company. It was a small project and took me only a
complete. I got paid $800 for 1 week of work which is not bad. Please
people give me some ideas. I have 2 kids and my wife is out of work as
Thank you in advance.
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When you and the family get hungry enough, you'll take any job to tide you
over till you can find employment in your field. Same goes for your wife.
Sorry to sound harsh but that's the reality of life.
If you are even remotely serious, a big part of your problem may be
gramatical in your application for a job. Your subject line is spelled
correctly but is not correct english. That's workable if you are a person
where english is a second language but not if your primary aim is to get a
job in the USA/Canada with a company that wants bi-linqual but enough care
given so at least the *subject* line is correctly formatted.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Poobrebet) wrote in
Consider yourself lucky if you're not a baby boomer. Yes, that's right.
You're at an advantage.
"Competition is steep among the 13.2 million Americans currently
unemployed, but older job seekers seem to be having an even harder time.
And oftentimes, the jobs they do get offered are steep demotions."
"ABC News recently told the story of Ken Karpman, a 45-year-old former
equity sales trader who earned $750,000 a year. He now delivers pizza for
$7.29 an hour."
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