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The Round-up – April 8, 2019

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This week we have articles on the coming gig economy, freelancing, interview mistakes, and interview follow-up mistakes.


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Google Just Predicted The Future Of The Gig Economy

Earlier this week, Google that partnering staffing companies will now be required to pay contract workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour and provide health benefits. This is great news for the thousands of freelancers who have dedicated their careers to the tech giant and for equal treatment, but this isn’t the only business who is guilty of taking advantage of “giggers” as cheap labor.

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Here’s Exactly How To Make It Big While Working On Your Own Time

(Paid Content) Walking away from a steady 9-to-5 to pursue your dreams of going freelance can feel a little bit like jumping out of a plane: exhilarating and bold but also pretty terrifying. While the idea of choosing your own clients and setting your own hours is appealing, freelancing involves way more than freeing up your weekday calendar to do what you love.

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CNBC managing editor reveals the 11 most common job interview mistakes

In previous jobs, and now in my role as a managing editor at CNBC, I’ve conducted dozens of job interviews. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, and I’m consistently amazed at the very basic things that candidates screw up. Here are the most common interview mistakes I see people make.

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New Privacy Settings – New StyleCareers.com – StyleDispatch

With the old version of StyleCareers.com, privacy was an all or nothing proposition. Public profiles (resumes) could be seen by any StyleCareers customer who purchased access to the resume database. Private profiles were hidden from all employers and recruiters. With the new version of StyleCareers.com, job seekers can still elect to have profiles that can …

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How to Avoid These Common & Costly Interview Follow-Up Mistakes

Don’t let your interview thank-you note cost you the job. Avoid these common mistakes. A survey conducted by TopResume found that 68 percent of hiring managers say receiving an interview thank-you note has an impact on the interviewee’s candidacy. In other words, if you’re not conducting proper interview follow-up and saying thanks, you’re hurting your chances of landing the job.

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Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.