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Freelancing can be a profitable way to be your own boss while doing work you enjoy. It can also offer opportunities to earn extra income from side gigs while still working full time for someone else. Starting a career as a freelancer, however, requires some work to get started. Besides having the relevant skills to complete the services you’re offering, you need to understand how to set up your business, create a portfolio, decide on your fees, and get your name out there. Here’s what to know about starting a successful freelancing career!
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While you’re searching for your next opportunity or trying to decide the best steps to take to advance your career, taking time to build your skills and earn new credentials can boost your resume and help you move forward toward getting a job. Here’s how to prepare for your next best job and why now is the perfect time to start planning for your future.
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A traditional learning environment isn’t for everyone. Patricia Carey knew her high school-aged students needed a flexible education option. With her students, she made the decision to enroll them in Penn Foster’s online High School Diploma program. Here’s how Penn Foster helped them.
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A lot of things have changed since the start of the pandemic, including job interviews. Whether you’re applying for an in-person position or a work-from-home job, most companies and hiring managers are holding interviews through video chats. Just like traditional interviews, though, there are a few tips to consider to help you have the most successful meeting with a potential boss possible. Here's five things to keep in mind when you’re preparing for your next remote interview.
It’s no secret that Penn Foster alumni are off launching their careers and making the world a better place. This year we received over 200 Graduate of the Year submissions. Our graduates’ stories blew us away. However, there were five that really stood out. While this graduation season wasn’t exactly what we expected, we’re still absolutely thrilled to share with you our Graduate of the Year finalists and celebrate yours, and their, success. Read their stories.

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