Looking to add some freelance work into your mix? Whether you’re interested in pursuing a full-time freelancing arrangement or occasional freelance opportunities to earn extra income, a freelance recruiter can help you hit the ground running.
Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular career option. In fact, in our 2022 Job Market Compensation and Benefits Report, we found that 32% of full-time employees had taken on a freelance project within the last year.
As experts in digital, creative, and marketing staffing, 24 Seven recruiters help companies and businesses engage freelancers, according to their skill set and interests, as well as streamline the hiring process for both parties. Here are five reasons to consider working with a freelance recruiter to find your next career opportunity:
1. FREELANCE RECRUITERS DO THE LEGWORK FOR YOU
When you work with a freelance recruitment agency, you have a free, well-connected job search resource at your disposal.
Searching for freelance opportunities takes time away from your day because you have to scour through job postings, and then submit your resume, portfolio and cover letter. And from there, the waiting game often begins. Did the potential employer or client see your application? Did the opportunity already get filled? Why aren’t they calling you back? When you work with a freelance recruitment agency, what can often be a stressful and arduous process is simplified, giving you time back in your day and handing the heavy lifting over to industry experts.
2. TAP INTO A MORE EXPANSIVE JOB NETWORK
24 Seven recruiters have extensive networks and are tapped into some of the biggest and most well-known brands and agencies in the industry. Our freelance recruiters often know about upcoming open roles before they’re even posted, giving you potential access to these jobs first.
3. FREELANCE RECRUITERS CAN CATER TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND GOALS
Looking for something long-term? Something short-term? Our freelance recruiters work for you as professional matchmakers, finding work arrangements that are tailored to your individual needs and schedule.
If you’ve been craving more flexibility in where you work from, a freelance recruiter can help you identify remote opportunities so that you can enjoy greater work-life balance and expand your freelancing reach beyond your geographic region.
Furthermore, a freelance recruitment agency can help you strategically plan your freelance career path, taking into account your level of experience, portfolio, and professional goals. From there, a freelance recruiter can work with you to get a feel for the kind of opportunities that would be best for you and then work to find assignments that align with your priorities.
4. ACCESS TO FREELANCER BENEFITS AND PERKS
Freelancers working with our freelance recruitment agency can gain access to health and wellness perks and benefits. Eligible freelancers will have the option to elect health, dental, vision, and hospital indemnity benefits. 24 Seven also offers eligible freelancers a 401(k) option with company match, in addition to holiday pay and paid sick time.
5. MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK!
When you are successfully placed into a freelance role, you can request that your freelance recruiter continue to find and line up new roles for you so you can keep that freelance income stream flowing.
If you want to take the guesswork out of how to get freelance work and you’re ready to kickstart your career with a specialized freelance recruitment agency who understands the nuances of freelancing in the creative and marketing industry, sign up with 24 Seven today and apply to one of our freelance job opportunities.
This post was updated on June 29, 2022