Freelance Files: The Conversing Conundrum

With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?

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Freelance Files: Finding work, Am I Good Enough?

Thankfully, in recent times, there has been an increase in awareness around self-care and dealing with mental health issues. Personally, and openly, I have been dealing with my own depression at the same time as trying to carve a different path for myself. Across three different blog posts for The Study Room London, I am going to talk about different aspects of the freelance environment and how each one impacts on mental health.

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Freelance Files: The First Leap into Freelancing

The last time I wrote for The Study Room I was climbing the ladder in the television industry as a Production Coordinator. Mainly working in Reality and Entertainment TV, I precariously stepped up that ladder a rung or two to the role of Junior Production Manager.

Then I jumped; with no regard for the Health & Safety that I was responsible for monitoring day in day out at work, I threw myself off that ladder into the abyss and I am only now thinking about what happens when I hit the ground. If someone could get the medic on set, that would be great.

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