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Where can you find the support you need when job searching or starting a business?

Nowadays, many editors, web designers, graphic artists, writers, social media writers and marketers find it necessary to start their own freelance businesses.

Networking and collaboration are essential elements of starting a business. Since freelancers don’t work in an office where we can brainstorm with coworkers, it is important to have other professionals who will share their knowledge, offer their support, and collaborate.

There are many ways to look for work and get support – searching Craigslist for telecommute jobs is one way, joining existing groups, is another. There are many groups that have services and networking opportunities  for business owners, such as  Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters. Most cities have networking groups,  Le Tip and other similar groups of people who meet to exchange business contacts and tips.

Another tremendous networking resource is LinkedIn, which is basically Facebook for business. LinkedIn has discussion groups that cover almost any topic, and you can start your own if you have the inclination. There are ongoing webinars about how to maximize the use of LinkedIn for finding jobs and clients.

Tip of the day: If you feel stuck in your job search or starting your business, reach out and talk to other business people about your vision and goals. Whether in person or online, this step will help you get moving in the right direction.

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I am happy to report how much I have accomplished since I lost my job. I have learned so much about jobseeking online, the San Diego job market, how to look for a telecommute job, freelancing, recruiters, resume writing services, and so much more; I have focused on telecommute jobs because I’m so devoted to working from home. But I am also researching agencies for part- and full-time work, and other opportunities.

I received calls from Robert Half Agency in UTC and San Diego Jobs in Mission Valley. Both agencies saw my resume on www.monster.com, so that was encouraging. There are so many great resources for jobseekers, including people who want to work from home, and I will provide more links soon as I can.

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