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Are you at a crossroads in your freelance business?

Have you ever woken in the middle of the night gripped with fear because you don’t see a future for your creative career or business?

If you’re feeling anything other than a Zen-like calm right now, you’re not alone. You’re definitely not alone. But your fear IS misplaced.

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Don't be an April Fool at work

There are a heap of tricks to be played on unsuspecting colleagues on April Fools’ Day – wrap a desk in Glad wrap, turning computer screens upside down, inviting them to non-existent meetings – the possibilities are endless.

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Freelancers: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

 

If you’re new to the world of freelancing you’re probably still learning a lot about how it all works including the taboo issue of negotiating rates, Laura Feinstein at 99U outlines the best ways to navigate this:

Talking about pay may be tricky, but it’s a necessary skill, particularly as more...

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How do I become a Pro Member?

Our core group of exceptionally skilled and experienced digital, marketing and creative talent. We have a lot of talent on our books but only a select few are asked to become Professional Members.

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Three things clients get when they call The Pond.

As New Zealand’s premier recruitment agency for creative, digital and marketing talent, The Pond is here to help you find the right people for your agency or business.

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Creating a Killer CV

Recruiting managers spend less than 15 seconds scanning your CV, so you want to do everything you can to ensure yours makes a good impression. Read on for a few easy tips to spruce up a CV instantly and make your stand out from the crowd.

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How to Get Started as a Freelancer

With freelancing in the Creative Industries the biggest it has ever been in New Zealand, with no signs of stopping, it's no wonder many creatives are thinking of dipping their toes in.

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Struggling to Get Paid as a Freelance Creative?

Imagine this sad scenario: Dressed to the nines, you are treating yourself and your other half to a fancy candlelit dinner at the bougie restaurant normally reserved for anniversaries, sharing a bottle of fine wine and a menu with names you've never been able to pronounce.

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Contemplating a change in your creative profession?

You’ve made it through highs and lows, but you may be sitting there asking yourself if it may be time for a new challenge.

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