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Engineers are not immune when it comes to experiencing COVID-19’s impact. PWC reported at the end of March that a range of challenges will be presented to the industry, which could deepen, “…depending on the severity and length of the crisis in the US and globally.” While there has been a clear delineation between what essential (go to work) and non-essential (stay at home) workers should be doing, there remains...
Do you really achieve flexibility / independence when working as a freelance engineer? That’s the big question, and it’s important because the very reason why you’re choosing your career in the field while working in a freelance capacity is to gain the benefits of flexibility and independence. But there are a couple of considerations you need to keep in mind. First, we need to establish the fact that the concept of...
It’s important to create a good work-life balance when you’re working as an engineering freelancer, as it is with any profession. But when your working life has been shaped around you maintaining your hours, your schedule and doing what’s best for you, it’s important that you keep in mind that your work-life balance needs to be maintained. Here are four tips to help you ensure this happens. Set aside...
The business landscape is changing, and it’s changing fast. Tough competition is forcing businesses to cut costs by any means necessary. One way of doing that is to reduce expenses in personnel costs, which has remarkably contributed to the fast rise of the freelance economy. As Australia’s infrastructure is booming, we are starting to notice an increase within freelancing engineers from many sectors; engineering also consists of...
In the old days of traditional work models, we were not only discouraged from having second jobs, or working ‘on the side’; in some cases it was forbidden. Helping the enemy was feared and so was, and still is, the misuse of proprietary information. However the business landscape is changing rapidly, and some companies are now encouraging their staff, especially in engineering roles, to get further experience outside of their...