If you are a fresh telecom engineer graduate, you are probably thinking of securing a job at that telecom company you have had your eye on ever since you joined college as a young hopeful freshman. Well, there is nothing wrong with wanting to work in a white color or blue color job, but you will miss out on the new trend. Chances are you will secure the job and as the years go by you will dislike your job and eventually end up hating it. Present study shows that the number of freelance telecom careers is growing year after year. Most people attribute it to the lack of flexibility in traditional employment, fatigue, lack of exposure among other contributing factors.
So what are the benefits that you stand to gain if you sign up as a telecom freelancer?
You are in control of the hours you will want to work or those hours that are convenient to you. The fact that the people you are working for are not essentially your employees, but rather your clients makes all the difference that working in a traditional job. You will also get the flexibility to agree to terms and conditions of every project you decide to work on.
Since the freelance marketplace attracts clients from all over with a wide variety of projects, as a telecom freelancer you are exposed to projects that match your skills or unique project that provoke your mind and hence needing you to become more innovative. Depending on how well you perform your projects, the time of delivery as well as the level of satisfaction your clients get, you will get your favourite clients. It is like having multiple employers something that is not achievable if you are working in the traditional 9 to 5 job.
Due to the exposure, you get you will have an opportunity to develop your skills. Over time you will work on different projects some which will force you to think outside your comfort zone. In the process, you will get a chance to sharpen your skills and in the process acquire new ones. As you gather new skills, you will also gain industry reputation, and soon you will have amassed enough skills to have companies’ sought-after you as opposed to you pitching them.
Control your workload
Something that traditional employment does not offer is the ability to say when enough is enough. With telecom freelancing, you are in control of your workload. If you have too much on your plate, you can opt not to take on other projects or sign in new clients. You can also set your own productivity goals and as it turns out according to a Kansas State University research, working for more than 50 hours a week will have a toll on your mental and physical health. So you get to work on what your body can handle, you reduce incidences of fatigue, and you get to stay healthy; it doesn’t get better than that.
An average freelancer in the telecom industry will earn double or triple what a full-time employee in the same industry will earn. Additionally, you enter into the market as an expert so you will be able to negotiate higher rates. You can also get a client who will pay you on an hourly rate as opposed to fixed project rate. Whichever way you look at it, the pay you receive is more than working in a full-time job.
Get full exposure
In addition to the above benefits, the freelance marketplace will also help you get a great deal of exposure, the kind you would not get working at a traditional 9 to 5 job. You will be exposed to a wide range of clients, a wide range of projects that help expand your skills, a chance to earn increased earnings. You are also exposed to a platform where you can negotiate your rates depending on the specialty of your skills. Your clients will also get a chance to leave reviews regarding their interaction with you and the quality of your services. These reviews are in the public domain for future clients to see hence giving you a worldwide exposure of your skills.