You may have heard of a new term being thrown around, gripping the attention of a newly liberated and worldly curious generation: the ‘digital nomad’ phenomenon. The title ‘digital nomad’ has been roaming around lately, bouncing off conversations, apparent on our social media feeds, and written about in blogs.
Let’s be honest with ourselves here; having a freelancing career has a lot of ups, but it also has its fair share of downs too. You can “go to work” in your PJs if you want to. Yay! But wait, you don’t get paid vacations or any other benefits that usually come with a regular desk job. Boo…
Overwhelming numbers of freelancers are emerging nowadays, mainly due to the fact that freelancing jobs are becoming more and more popular by the year. Think about it, why feel like you’re limited to the company you’re working for? You’re a human being with passions, ambitions and dreams ready to be unleashed, so why limit yourself to a fixed lifestyle?
“Hmm, how do I knock down the old ‘5 years of experience’ barrier when I’ve only just graduated?” is something you might be wondering to yourself. As soon as you start thinking that you nailed a job interview, you get the dreaded email, you know the one, we’ve all gotten them, “…we’re sorry, we’re looking for someone with more experience”. But if they never hire you, you’ll never get experience, it’s this nightmare-ish Catch 22. So if you still think that it’s all sweet and dandy, that jobs are ripe for the picking when you’re fresh off the campus life, think again.
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