Freelance or Office? Freelancers Answer
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2020
make your own schedule
Hi, I am a freelancer for life and I am often asked why I do not realize myself in the office.
They say that remote work in a company is a kind of golden mean.
Now I will try to answer all the questions at once as a kind of comparison of work in the office or as a freelancer. Well, go ahead!
Your predisposition. Self-organization or control
In my opinion, an important point in choosing your path is your ability to self-organize or need control.
If we are less and less adapted to work schedules, bosses and teams since childhood (this is kindergarten, school and university), the freelance story is a little different.
You have to understand that the freelancer is his own boss and subordinate. He makes his own schedule, loads his own work and assigns a vacation.
This does not suit everybody, I know many people who can not force themselves to work diligently except personal assistant India. Because of the lack of self-organization such people are more comfortable in the office, because there is a clear schedule, the head who says what and when to do, an equipped workplace, even a coffee maker.
So companies are made up of unorganized people?
You need to listen to yourself and understand if you can work on your own, without clear instructions, office walls and staff.
For example, I have a slightly different situation. I started my way as a freelancer sitting in the office of one of the factories in the distant 2008, and despite the fact that I am terribly lazy, it was the monotonous and greenhouse routine of the office that pushed me to adventure. And also my superiors, work schedule and vacation once a year. It all not for me.
In any case, do not hurry to draw hasty conclusions, because it is only the beginning.
Easy start of career. Specialist or Employee
Let’s imagine that the specialty is chosen, the training is passed and you think about where it is easier to start your career.
So, let’s look at the main differences between the start of your career in office and freelance. To do this, I have collected a few basic requirements that you need to meet in order to get a job.
For freelance, this:
To have practical and theoretical knowledge in your field of specialization. That is to be able to do what I choose to do.
Have access to the necessary tools. In other words, to buy, lend, steal or rent the necessary tools or equipment for the quality performance of the order.
Find a market for your goods or services. Register on freelance exchanges, or find other markets where you can offer exactly your services.
Have basic oral or written communication skills. In other words, be able to talk to people, clients.
Example. You are an artist, respectively, you must be able to draw, possess all the necessary brushes, paints and, in fact, be ready to find a potential client and offer their services.
The requirements to start a career in the office are extremely diverse depending on the specific company, I tried to highlight the main ones:
Here you also need to have knowledge of your specialty. But exactly those subtypes, technologies and tools that a specific vacancy requires.
To have additional knowledge of programs and practices, which are used in a particular office.
To be young. This point is not always voiced, but, unfortunately, practice shows that it is worth including it here.
To be a team player. As a rule, for a company it is more important than your knowledge. For management it is necessary to manage the team painlessly, so the “pop-ups” and overly ambitious candidates who are not used to play by the rules are likely to be sifted.
Example. You are a programmer, so you need to know exactly what programming language is specified in the job. And also have an additional knowledge of different office programs for teamwork. As a rule, be young and know English. Be able and love to work in a team, and your ambitions should not go beyond the company.