I’m a single mom to three girls in the Bronx, a house cleaner and one of the thousands of New Yorkers who use the gig platform to find jobs in today’s economy. I set my own hours. I pick my own jobs. And most important, I know I can always be there for my kids when they need me.
Freelance work is not the invention of the last decade, of course; that is a longstanding extant part of the U.S. workforce. But what has changed, enabled by the advent of mobile, is the emergence of various centralized platforms that offer gig workers an easy access point to locate — and be paid for — gig jobs as they choose to take them
Most candidates find themselves surprised by the emotional demands of a job search. They focus all their attention on tasks like résumé writing and interview preparation, while failing to implement the strategies that would help them manage the pressure and stay committed to the process. The good news is that you can avoid making this same mistake.