I’m still not having any luck on the job front and it is grinding me down. It is almost like you become a non-person and cease to have any value in society.
I have always worked and when I’m in a role I really love, I work like a whirling dervish. It is a worry that is sticking with me 24/7 now. I wonder if I freelanced too long to get back in to an organisation.
So why would an organisation want to employ a freelancer who wants to transition back to a staff role?
Quite frankly, because that employer gets much more bang-for-their-buck. Not only do you buy in the skill-set for that corporate role, but you buy in a whole of experience besides. When new start-ups are worrying about being under capitalised, that former freelancer will know the feeling and you will get more out of them to help the situation. When corporates are dealing with inflexible business processes you will find the freelancer can come up with more suggestions on how to streamline things whilst still retaining control and accountability.
As a manager working with a former freelancer in a staff role, you will find the former freelancer sees both sides to each discussion and can quickly weigh-up the options for going forward. They will put forward solutions rather than raise problems.
So whilst I continue in my hunt for that perfect staff role, I would appreciate any help or advice you could offer to help in making the transformation from freelancer to staff member.
Many thanks for your time.