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Winning in Our New Economy: Inside the Mind of a Freelancer [Infographic]

Mind of a freelancer

Who are freelancers? What motivates them? What advantages do they have over traditional in-office workers? Why are they taking over the planet?

This infographic from 24SevenTalent.com let’s us take a look inside the mind of a freelancer, and learn more about them. Take a look, and then answer: How well equipped are you to be a winner in our new economy?   

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5 Ways 20-Somethings Can Show They’re Amazing and Capable

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Let’s face it… ageism exists. Older people have to deal with it and those of us fresh out of college have to deal with it too.

It’s not fun. Some people really underestimate our ability.

So here are some things that we can do in our twenties to prove all those haters wrong. Because if you’re doing the right things in the workplace, you’re going to get noticed.

And you want to get noticed as the amazing and capable employee… not as the little twenty-year-old fresh out of college.   

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Millennials and Loyalty: Mutually Exclusive?

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Millennials, we have a communication — and generational — breakdown. A disconnect of biblical proportions.

A workplace survey from Beyond.com, an online career network contains a pretty startling statistic: While 82% of Millennials self-identified as being loyal to an employer, only 1% of HR professionals believed Millennials are loyal to an employer…    

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10 Work and Life Lessons Learned from Millennials

Every time I see yet another blog or news article bashing the Millennial generation I’m tempted to defend. The reality is, however, they don’t need me in that role. They do just fine by – and for – themselves.

So let me take this in another direction and say, without hesitation, that over the last three years I’ve learned more from young professionals than I have from fellow boomers, business books, blogs and big conferences – all put together…   

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Young Professionals: Earn (then Demand) Respect in the Workplace

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I once went on a job interview and overall, it was a great experience. The people were friendly and made me feel comfortable…something a bit rare for an interview. I was actually having a good time. Until I wasn’t.

I was totally bothered by something that one of the men who was interviewing me asked. He said, “I’m going to ask you something…you look very younghow are you going to handle yourself when an executive or a senior employee needs something resolved and doesn’t want to talk to you because you look so young?” Yes. I was really supposed to answer that…   

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Gen Y Power! 3 Strengths Millennials Have in the Workplace

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The battle of the generations continues! Baby Boomers and GenXers share the opinion that GenY workers are uncommitted, slackers, elusive and, of course, brazen. Millennials, on the other hand, retort that their Baby Boomer and GenX co-workers are all work and no play. Where’s the work-life balance, they say?

Well, it seems the world is changing rapidly. Now that young professionals are moving up the ranks in the workforce, we’re likely to see some fundamental shifts in how business gets done.

In the workplace, GenY has a few significant advantages over their predecessors:   

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