For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.
After analyzing freelance job postings over the last year on FlexJobs.com, we determined which companies are offering the most freelance jobs, the industries freelance jobs come from, and who's working them.
It seems clear that while the conversation continues about gender differences in the workplace, the freelance economy is becoming a great equalizer of work. The freelance economy is a true meritocracy where decisions are based mostly on data.
An increased preference for contract work, part-time gigs and even temporary roles is being driven by professionals and job hunters. Leading talent and high-level project specialists are seeking out this type of work at greater numbers for all kinds of reasons.
Everyone is looking for a plan to create jobs in America. But what if we set our sights on helping people to work, rather than getting them hired to traditional positions with traditional salaries and benefit packages?