Being self-employed comes with many challenges determining your niche, finding clients, having adequate insurance, hiring additional help, etc. To succeed as a freelancer, contractor, or a new business owner, you have to have determination, passion and patience, much of the same characteristics you need to successfully hunt for a new job. So why is self-employment on a resume a concern for your potential employer?
Listing self-employment on your resume when looking for full-time job can raise questions for your potential employer. They will ask questions such as:
– Were self-employed because you were in between jobs, or because you wanted to start your own business rather than work for a corporation?
– Are you still working on your own, as a freelancer or a consultant? If so, do you intent to continue this work in addition to your full time job?
– Is your self-employment presenting a conflict of interest for the company?
– Are you working as a freelancer or a contractor on part-time basis, and never intend to have this replace full-time employment?
– Does your long-term career goal include owning your own...