Freelancing Expertise: Contract Professionals in the New Economy
April 19, 2011
From the Publisher:
Contract work is more important than ever—for better or for worse, depending on one’s perspective. The security once implied by a full-time job with a stable employer is becoming rarer, thereby erasing one of the major distinctions between “freelance work” and a “steady gig.” Why hang on to a regular job for the sake of security if security can no longer be assumed? Instead, contractors, hired temporarily for specific knowledge and skills, market their expertise as they move from project to project. Even though their employment is precarious, a great many consider freelancing preferable to holding a “regular” job: the control they feel over their time and careers is well worth the risks that come with relatively uncertain cash flow.
Freelancing Expertise: Contract Professionals in the New Economy, by Debra Osnowitz. Ithaca : ILR Press, 2010. 260 p. ISBN 9780801476563 (pbk.)
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