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Weighing up the idea of working for yourself

Weighing up the idea of working for yourself Many of those seemingly “stuck” in the 9-5 grind might also be the ones spending time at their desk wondering how they could possibly set up shop for themselves and work off of their own accord. For some of these people the idea might be exciting, but […]

Stop waiting to be hired and hire yourself

Being pro-active when unemployed is very much advised; applying for plenty of jobs, asking companies if they have any openings and participating in internships. There is, however, one alternative that might be considered extreme, but if executed properly, very effective: starting your own business. This is a case of hiring yourself instead of waiting for […]

Employed, Unemployed, Self Employed (Whatever)

Employed, Unemployed, Self Employed (Whatever) – Diary of an Employable Blogaholic Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the moment. Especially when you are caught up in the realities of unemployment and unemployment benefits. Apart from the actual reality that unemployment benefit makes up a small percentage of what the UK government pays […]

Interested in self employment? Ideas wanted

Interested in self employment? **Ideas wanted** 4 months ago, our sister site, Startacus – the self start society launched. TheEmployable, always keen to highlight social impact initiatives, thought it was only fair (yes slightly opportunist too!) to let you know that the collaboration and ideas section to the site will launch in the next week […]

Some good reasons why you should consider self employment if unemployed

Some good reasons why you should consider self employment if unemployed The UK government is currently obsessed with unemployment. For good reason. For the last few years, since talking a good talk about the recession slowly dying and job opportunities increasing, well, its kind of just stayed pretty much the same. Flat-lined is the word… […]

Start a Business…Here’s some handy posts to help you along the way…

When you have a idea for a business – it does not necessarily mean you are ready to start a business! Knowing what you need to do next to make that idea a reality, is a major reason why many potential business ideas – just stay that – an idea! With this in mind, TheEmployable took some […]

Self Employment – 10 reasons why being self employed may not be for you…

Self Employment – 10 reasons why being self employed may not be for you…A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on Ten reasons why you should work for yourself…. At the time, one of the comments was along the lines of, “good article, shame it didn’t paint the opposing argument too; that self […]

How to work your ‘Work Life balance’ when Self Employed…Diary of an Employable Blogaholic

Work Life. What does that mean? It is fine preaching about making sure that you find employment that compliments your personal life, but the reality is, that many of us, are at least partly controlled by the jobs that we have. Whether you are employed, self-employed, or unemployed, it is tough, practicing in reality, a […]

A startup call for action not just words…

Startacus, TheEmployable’s’ new platform for the self-starter may still be a while away from full launch, but the landing page, now live for over a month has been getting some really positive reviews from prospective Startacus members already, who love it just as much as we do! If you’re still a tad curious about what […]

How to be self employed – The Diary of an Employable Blogaholic…

How to be self employed? I have been in two minds how to address my new self employed situation in this blog. It is hard calling yourself ‘self employed’ if you are not initially making loads of hard cash! Your friends and family may naturally ask the question, “when are you going to start making […]


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