How to find a freelance job without a degree
The freelance world can be a dangerous place.
But as many as 40,000 people a year are taking jobs on the back of a degree or higher, according to the latest figures from the Centre for Jobs and Skills.
These jobs pay up to £1,000 per hour, are typically unpaid and offer no benefits or entitlements, and often lack any protections, including minimum hours, sick pay or holidays.
There are some things that employers can do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their workers, says Ben Burt, managing director of the centre’s Employment Rights Unit.
“But these are often the kinds of things that can make an individual feel they’ve been left out of the loop,” he says.
A good starting point for people to get advice about how to make an informed decision about how they can make money and how they’re going to get paid is to check out the careers portal on the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills website.
“There are a lot of jobs where you’ll be asked about your degree and you’ll have to fill out a form to get an interview.
You can then check the job posting for your qualifications and the pay.
It can also help you understand the job market and the way you’re likely to get a job.”
In some cases, employers may even try to recruit people with degrees, so they have a “good idea of the qualifications” they want to employ, says Burt.
He advises people to check the Jobcentre Plus site to find out how much money you’re making for the position.
If you’ve got a degree but want to go into a new job, it’s worth asking about the hours and the benefits that you may get, says Kevin Murphy, who runs employment consultancy, Murphy Consulting.
“Some companies are asking people if they want a paid holiday and the company may want to pay for the cost of your car,” he adds.
There’s a lot you can do if you’re looking for a new work, says Murphy, and to make the most of the opportunity you’re given, it might be best to choose a career that suits you.
For more on how to get and keep a job, see the BBC’s article on the new skills tax.
What to look for If you’re in the market for a job that requires a degree, the first step is to find the best job for you.
Burt advises checking the industry portal on Jobcenters Plus to see if any of the positions advertised on the site are available to graduates with degrees.
“You can check a lot more than the job listings,” he explains.
“For instance, you can search the company and you can go and ask for information about their training and qualifications.
If a job offers benefits or benefits that are not fully covered by the degree, you’ll want to check with the company. “
If you’re doing a degree in computer science, you’re going for a certificate in information technology, and if you are in the music industry, you should be in a degree for information technology,” he advises.
If a job offers benefits or benefits that are not fully covered by the degree, you’ll want to check with the company.
“These are often terms and conditions and terms of employment that are being offered.
There may be an extra payment in the form of salary, for example, if you have been offered a job at a company that has a contract for a particular role or for an employee who has a job to do,” says Birt.
If the company has offered you a contract, he advises you to look at the terms and the conditions and how much they are likely to be able to pay.
If it’s clear that the terms or conditions are not covered, you might be able go back to Jobcentres Plus and ask them to check whether you can be put through to a new company.
If so, it will be worth a visit again if you want to find something more competitive.
“I’d recommend going back and asking to see whether you might still be in the job and seeing if you might qualify for a bonus or a promotion.
If they don’t want you, you may need to consider whether you want a more traditional job.
It could be worth looking into opportunities in the health and safety sectors, or in the private sector where you can work directly with employers,” says Murphy.
If that’s not an option, you could also consider a career in arts and culture.
“It’s not a job for everyone, but it is a good opportunity for people who want to work in the arts and make a difference in society,” says Brown.
What you need to know about getting a degree The minimum wage The minimum salary that most employers pay to their staff varies from employer to employer.
However, some companies, such as Burt’s, will pay a minimum wage that covers all the costs of training, including tuition fees, and that is usually £9.20 per hour.
For many graduates,