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Bill Gates’ essential summer reads |

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared the 5 books he’ll be reading over the summer, including a memoir, a corporate leadership read and a Pulitzer prize winner. Posting on his personal blog, the billionaire has recommended five books which share a common theme, that being the idea of conflict between man and nature, unsurprising given … Continued

3 quick fixes to relieve desk-related aches and pains |

Long hours at your desk playing havoc with your posture? Try these quick fix stretches to ease those aching muscles. The rest of the world have now become all too familiar with the reality long faced by freelancers that when working from home you tend to spend way more time at your desk than you … Continued

Renaissance your résumé |

You may not be aware, and why would you be, that the first CV in documented history was written by someone we would now regard as needing no introduction – the grand master himself, Leonardo Da Vinci. As UK jobs postings return to pre-pandemic levels, it might be time to dust off your CV and … Continued

Is your imposter syndrome actually making you better at your job? |

Imposter syndrome has long been seen as a detrimental condition, certainly by those who feel it, but this lack of confidence could actually be to your advantage. Those of us who occasionally suffer from imposter syndrome – that unnerving feeling that our abilities are being overestimated by other people – might believe that such lack … Continued

Top tips for perfect email etiquette |

Email makes us more efficient right? Not necessarily, according to research by productivity software provider Boomerang. This month marks the 50th anniversary of email. Its inventor, Ray Tomlinson, declared at the time that it was “a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate.” He wasn’t wrong. Fifty years on the average worker sends and … Continued

How to be an indispensable freelancer |

All businesses desire to establish mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships with clients, and its no different for freelancers. The gig-economy has skyrocketed during the pandemic with huge numbers of workers turning to freelancing, and not necessarily as a result of losing their jobs. Many are simply trying to earn some extra cash by maximising the extra … Continued

Top tips for tip-top freelancer organisational skills |

You are your own boss but are you bossy enough with yourself and do you have the self-discipline to be as organised as you know you should be? You’re a freelancer and you’re brilliant at what you do. You love the independence it gives you, although sometimes you might feel you could do with a … Continued

Top 5 new year resolutions for freelancers |

New year is not new year without resolutions, both personal and professional. 2020 was memorable for all the wrong reasons and its high time we put it very firmly behind us and look ahead with as much positivity as we can muster for the year ahead with our top 5 new year resolutions for freelancers.