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Decrease in Number of Self-Employed Workers Since Recession

LifeAsFreelancerAccording to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, self-employment grew tremendously between 2001 and 2006 but has been on the decline lately.

There are approximately 10 million self-employed jobs in our country representing 6.6 percent of all jobs but that number is down from 7.2 percent in 2006. Read more

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New Research Shows Self-Employment Could Hinder Your Shot at Full-Time Job Offers

According to a new research study mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, being self-employed could hinder your shot at landing a full-time corporate job.

Researchers concluded after a two-year experiment that self-employed job seekers went on fewer interviews than candidates who worked in corporate America.

Here’s the kicker: Researchers submitted pairs of faux resumes and cover letters to 100 job postings in the United Kingdom for human resources roles. For each pair of applicants,  the only main item that differed was their recent job experience. Read more