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Big Career in the Big City by Vicki Salemi

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CHAPTER 6

GIGGING IT ANDPAYING YOUR DUES

If having a day job is clearly not your thing, nor is climbing the corporate ladder one chunky Steve Madden cork heel at a time, never fear. For creative and consultant types who dance to the beat of a different drum, it’s time to think outside the cubicle, think bigger, and color yourself Big Apple red.

A temp job, freelance gig, or contractor’s role is an alternative route to a dream job for people who want freedom and flexibility or simply don’t know what their dream job is yet. You gotta get in the game somehow, so one way is to consider freelancing as a way to get your foot in the door and then kick it open. Consider this chapter the MapQuest version of avoiding highways: Sure, it gets you from point ...

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