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Career Advice Round-up for the week of Sept 21st, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of September 13th, 2020.

How to start freelancing (even when working full-time)

As much as 80% of the traditional workforce in the US would love to do additional freelance work next to their full-time jobs to increase their income. And, the number of top US companies who are open to hiring freelancers is rapidly increasing.

Opinion: Child-free workers aren’t selfish. They’re being exploited

Jill Filipovic says parents’ angry responses to childfree workers’ complaints in a recent New York Times article (that it’s unfair that parents get accommodations they don’t, that they’re expected to pick up the slack) miss an important point.

Don’t Get Stiffed! 7 Ways To Make Sure You’re Paid On Time Every Time

Startup Ask 100 freelancers if they’ve ever had issues with a late payment and 97 of them will respond with an eye roll and a “yes” (the other 3 were too busy chasing down delinquent clients to answer). Fifty percent of freelancers say they’ve had an instance of not getting paid at all.

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6 Effective Responses to Constructive Criticism

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