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Starting as a freelancer, can I hide my previous workplace?

I graduated a year ago, worked for a year for my dad's company because the plan was for me to take over. I do not want to do this anymore, and would now like to start as a freelancer. I am worried ...
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Can ghostwriting be listed on the resume?

I have several health care and science articles that were published in peer-reviewed journals that I wrote or copy edited under contract or as part of my employment at an academic medical center. I am ...
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How to succeed as a freelance writer? [closed]

I want to be a freelance writer, I've done some research on it and I will be signing up for online classes to learn more about the subject. Is there anybody on here who has succeeded as a freelance ...
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As a freelancer, how do I calculate my cost to company value?

I am a VBA developer and Excel Automation developer. I have developed lot of projects for some BPO companies for automating their process. They settled their payments to my account directly but not ...
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Upwork - including a link to online resume in the cover letter

Recently I have created a personal website to help me in my effort to find more clients. The website already appears to attract clients (I have been contacted once through the contact form), but ...
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Cover Letter even without experience on a particular language

Im a c++ programmer for more than 2years and resigned my work. Now I want to be a freelancer which I will focus on web development using php. What is the proper way to put it on a cover letter? My ...
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How can I list project in my Github profile, while only doing work for clients?

I have been a web developer for about 6 years. All the work I have done, design specs and code development was for clients. I have never contributed to any open source project. A lot of freelance / ...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

I’m in a situation where I wanted to hire 2 freelancers, and they’re a couple. After a few interviews and investigations, I realized the husband totally lied on his resume and experience; all he did ...
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What badges should I include on my website, if any?

I have made an about me page that contains basic information (basically my best websites and a link to their respective githubs. I was thinking of including a few badges, like this: on the website. ...
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Should I list every short-term contract on my CV/LinkedIn?

What's common for me as a freelancer is to contract at different companies for typically between 1-6 months. Currently, I have 8 positions under work experience on my LinkedIn, 6 of which are within ...
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File format for CVs for software freelance jobs

I've used Word for the last 15 years. I have to crank up a Windows XP virtual machine to run it. I don't own a more up-to-date copy of Windows, since I focus heavily on Unix development. I only use ...
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What is the best way to add internal projects as references?

I've had the opportunity to work on many internal projects, projects that either offline or protected by admin credentials, for different clients - I'm wondering what's the best way to refer to these ...
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Does this freelancing experience count on a resume for a full time job? How do I mention it?

Should I mention freelancing experience on my resume when applying for a full time job? In particular, should I mention freelancing work done on sites like freelancer.com or elance.com? I am ...
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Is it OK to refer to work performed as a subcontractor?

I've been working with Bob (name changed) as a subcontractor. He's always had some interesting projects with well-known companies and well-known people. However, since I had been working as a ...
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Different fields of expertise: single or multiple account?

What is better for a freelancer, who are experienced in different fields (for example: LaTeX typesetting, physicist and statistician) to have multiple accounts (on Elance, oDesk or any other place) ...
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How do I start my Freelancer career?

I'm from Brazil, I have more than 5 years of experience with ASP.NET, and was recently certified as MCSD Web Development. There's no freelancer market here in Brazil, only full time boring jobs ...
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Impact of long pause in CV on finding job as contractor?

I'm planning longer pause (about 1 year) after current contract (IT - programmer). I have about 8 years of experience, and I haven't made such a long pause yet (maximal - 3 months). However, there are ...
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How do I put freelancing in my CV?

After I finished my CS school, I had an accident which took me far away from the industry for approximately 4 years. After that I worked on my dad's business, and I didn't do much in the way of ...
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What steps can I take to protect my reputation if my CV is plagiarised?

A number of my recruiter contacts recently drew my attention to the fact that a CV was doing the rounds that was effectively my CV with a different name and part of someone else's CV tacked onto the ...
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How should an independent contractor's resume differ from that of a candidate seeking a permanent position?

How should an independent contractor's resume differ from that of a candidate seeking a permanent position? Are there things that should be emphasized on a resume for an independent contractor? Are ...