How to Define Your Career Headline

You’ve created dozens of presentation decks, written an encyclopedia worth of articles for clients, but still, crafting your career headline is a task you haven’t conquered yet.

Freelancers are often troubled with explaining the most diverse experience through the smallest window. Your career headline has to be all-encompassing in the least amount of characters. It’s a difficult ask, but once solid, it can lead to an array of opportunities that grow your network.

When you work for yourself, being able to showcase your skill set is half the battle and it starts with your career headline. A few key factors can make for a captivating social profile and the world of difference when it’s time to find new opportunities. Let’s explore some examples of quality career headlines and what you can learn from each.

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3 Tips for Managing a Side Hustle + Full Time Job

When you think of millennials, do you think of “side hustles?” I sure do.

I find that the majority of my peers are involved in some sort of side gig to bring in extra cash or expand their skill set.

I’m no exception—I’ve worked on side hustles both while in school and while working full-time jobs.

Many people think that side hustles can do damage to your school or work performance due to their time requirements; however, if you manage your time effectively, only benefits result. While side hustling in college, I still managed to get on the dean’s list and, while building a business alongside my full-time job, I was recognized for multiple quarterly achievements.

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How to become a thought leader: insight from a tech evangelist

Tamara Dull is a geek and she owns it.

While she may be full-time Director of Emerging Technology at the SAS Institute, where she can geek out all day long, Tamara has also built an engaged following for the writing she does on the side.

How has she found a way to blend her passion with her profession, you ask? Read on to find out.

Don’t forget to check out her page and attend her upcoming event with a click on her Spotlight.

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Lessons in handling errors with Node.js and Express

A few years ago, our engineers began migrating our site from Python to Node.js. The process is almost complete now and it’s been a good move for us.

Nigel Kibodeaux, one of our backend engineers, is here to share some of the lessons we’ve learned in the process.

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5 ways about.me can help you grow your side hustle

Today, a side hustle isn’t just limited to bartending on the weekends like your best friend used to do in college.

Sure, a side hustle can mean bringing in some extra cash. But it’s really so, so much more.

So, what is a side hustle?

A side hustle refers to a project you pursue in addition to your 9-to-5 job. A side hustle allows you to push the boundaries in terms of what you can do.

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3 Key Tips to Freelancing Success: One Creative’s Journey

Have you heard the popular advice, “find a niche and stick to it?”

Max Lapointe had heard it too.

But his success as a creative freelancer has proven that this particular piece of advice should be taken with a grain of salt.

As someone who was always willing to say yes and learn on the go, Max has attracted global freelancing opportunities in film, photography, and cinematography. In this interview, Max shares his secret for staying relevant in the eyes of clients and agencies, plus his top tips for succeeding as a creative freelancer. Don’t forget to check out his page and watch his videos.

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Pushing the Boundaries of Design at Facebook & Beyond

Michelle Morrison wants to push the boundaries of how people see design.

But how, you ask?

Although she is a Design Program Manager at Facebook, Michelle’s real passion lies in building a community called Designers + Geeks. Designers + Geeks is for people interested in design, art, and technology. They host monthly talks, covering everything from “morally manipulating” your users with Nir Eyal’s help, to how design impacts the cannabis industry. Michelle’s goal is to create content and inspire conversation about how design is constantly evolving in today’s world.

Read on to learn more about how Michelle’s entrepreneurial mindset and background in industrial design allows her to juggle a full-time career, while cultivating a passionate community as her side hustle (and how you can, too!). 

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