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I usually try to do it in the form of a case study instead of worrying about screen shots. My case study would include the following: Overall goal of the application How it helps the customer's business Some interesting technical features What technologies the application uses If possible, I include the organization's name, but if not, I just say something ...


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I hate to say it but I don't think you should hire her at all. If you hire her it seems you have only 2 options: Talk to her about her husband and your concerns. By the sounds of it the husband would not take to this kindly. I don't think he would gracefully back down and imagine he would keep causing problems in your work. You also don't want to be ...


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I think it ultimately depends on how you want to market yourself and the industry. As a freelancer or contractor, you're ultimately the president, CEO and busybody. Based on that, use your best judgement as to how you want others to perceive you as a brand. If you're trying to speak to clients that are in the healthcare or financial industry, i would field ...


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A portfolio does need to be at least somewhat visual. My original UX design portfolio consisted entirely of text. (At the time, the portfolio site itself was also the only item in my portfolio!) Text is, not surprisingly, not the best way to communicate what I have done on my interaction design and visual design projects. When I met with the CEO of ...


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My advice would be to simply be up front. Note that you did not do any design work, and that you can only offer the last 6 months for the reasons you stated. The right kind of clients will be understanding, and may in fact respect that you are not disclosing old code because it is proprietary. Often times when showcasing your work, you can simply put "...


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I'm not sure what "applying" and "interviews" have to do with freelancing.... but.... Realize that most people in charge of the first round of hiring choices (Human relations officers/HR) have no idea what the actual skills for a position are. They are merely reading off of a piece of paper or email. The HR department weeds out the completely undesirable ...


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It's probably just a honest mistake - so tell them you applied for the iOS position. You really have no alternative; if you don't tell them, do you plan attempting to successfully handle a PHP interview? Regardless of what happens, they WILL find out that a mistake was made - and it will reflect badly on you not correcting it as soon as possible.


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If you are a developer, and not a designer, then I expect that potential clients are really only after acquiring your ability to write good code. This is the exact same situation that I am in and I have had huge success with my blog where I regularly write small articles which solve specific coding problems in my main language (WPF/XAML/C'#). I also am a ...


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Of course the answer to this depends on your terms and conditions. End of service comes when they pay the final invoice, but that of course depends on your payment schedule. Closing Interview. All you are doing here is giving them a chance to think of new things to add, problems for you to solve or issues that might otherwise not have been mentioned. You ...


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I would never discount my rate. Using 'rate' seems to indicate hourly billing (which I'm a huge advocate for, at least in the type of work I've done). If you're billing hourly, the thing you're charging for is your time not the task. So it doesn't matter if the task requires less of your skill, or seems 'easier' (talking to someone may feel easier than ...


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DO NOT HIRE THEM This looks like business and personal got mixed. The husband lied, he's out. The wife leaked information to her husband, she's out. They are out because the core foundation of business is trust.


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Pass on them. Realize any bond the wife has will be much stronger for her husband than any client, including you. If he's involved now in an undesired fashion, he will be later as well. Even after you speak with her. After all it's her husband, she lives with him, you're just some random client. She won't keep the work private. She will discuss issue with ...


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I dont think this couple comes as "package deal". Further you are free to choose wife over husband I dont think you need to look at relationship aspect of this at all. But you could drop a brief hint at what you think. You are paying for work and need to be focused on work part then on relation/psychological part thaqt goes with it If this couple is ...


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Asking someone to complete unpaid work as a freelancer in the hopes of landing a job isn't going to go down very well. If it's for web design, it would be better to ask for samples of previous work (at least 5) and details on how long it took for each one and the challenges that they faced. You can very quickly see whether they are legitimate or not from ...


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Common practice in Germany is that you need to consent that you will not appy for the same positon (note how this is different from the same client) through a different agency. Practically, you need to decide if you would like to have the interview or not. If you want it, you play to their rules. And I don't know a single case where a candidate got hold ...


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In Denmark, it's an unusual - but not unheard of - practice, generally called a 'marketing/sales clause' - meaning only they have the right to represent you towards a specific client for a given time period. Personally, I have twice rejected such clauses despite them claiming they are 'common practice' (which they are not). In order for me to accept such a ...


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It's important to make a good impression but not go over the top. I would aim to dress at least as smartly as peers might dress for an interview. Expected dress standards will vary depending on the location and the type of work. For example, as a remote office worker in Australia, I'd expect to at least wear a collared shirt or perhaps a polo shirt with a ...


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