When you’re working as a Freelancer, getting a job can be rather difficult, and ever since lockdown, the market has become even more saturated. Not to mention, if you’re only looking for work in Finland… best of luck.
Finding work as a freelancer can be done, but nobody ever said it was going to be easy.
Update your CV and portfolio… constantly!
Your CV and your portfolio are what people are going to look at when they wish to know a bit more about the kind of stuff that you do, and how good you are. It’s your chance to show off and brag about all of the things which you have achieved.
Making sure your CV and Portfolio are up to date is one of the most important things that you can do for new clients. People aren’t too interested in what you were like several months ago, they want to know about the projects that you have going on at the minute, and the ones that you have completed recently.
Get some experience
Nobody will want to hire you if you don’t have experience. If you’re new to something, chances are, nobody will want to pay you for your services. And for this reason, you need to be giving your stuff away for free so that people who would be willing to pay you can see what you’re capable of.
If you’re a writer, run a blog.
If you’re an artist, have an Instagram page.
If you make music, get on SoundCloud!
No matter what it is you do, make something and put it out there.
Now, when you want to find work, there are many websites that you can use. I’m sure you could spend all day applying for jobs if you wanted to. But I’ve found that one of the best websites that you can use for find Freelance work is Monster.
On the surface, Monster might just seem like any other job search website, but it’s got loads of stuff for freelancers to work on. Websites like Monster allow clients looking for people for one project to find exactly who they’re looking for.
Of course, Monster isn’t the only online jobs board. There’s so many that talking about all of them would turn this article into a book.
But if you want to know what the best one is, then try using Suomiarvostelut. With this website, you can look at the reviews for hundreds of jobs boards across Finland.
When you use a particular jobs board, you can leave a review to either warn others about it or sing it’s praises and let everyone know just how great it is.
Getting a job might not be easy, but there’s no reason why searching for one can’t be.
When you’re working as a freelancer, looking for a job is something that will need to be done constantly. There’s no time for you to be waiting for them to come to you.
But there are ways you can make it that little bit easier.