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Things you need to know before going freelance

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It's tempting to become a freelancer, because of the near unlimited freedom it brings. But do note that there are some difficulties you will face when becoming your own boss. (Shutterstock/-)

Intan Tanjung
The Jakarta Post

Though many chase the freedom associated with going freelance, few can bear the struggles of the first few years. Here are some things you should know before quitting your job to go freelance.

Do it because you love it

Don’t give up your day job just because you want to avoid a problem at work. Being a freelancer is a hard thing as you’ll face many uncertainties that can wear on your emotional wellbeing.

But it is a very different story if you do it for the sake of love, because you will follow your curiosity and won’t feel the pressure of generating some income.

 

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Indonesian power women in tech industry: Great career prospects await

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Commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, four women from Information Technology (IT) industries in Indonesia have shared their opinions about women's current roles in the industries. (Shutterstock/File)

Ni Nyoman Wira
The Jakarta Post

March 8 marks the celebration of International Women’s Day around the world, and the rise of women power in the tech industry in Indonesia is a positive sign of how women can build a solid career in the country. The Jakarta Post spoke to four women in the Indonesian tech industry who shared their points of view about Indonesian women’s prospects in…

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Gender bias in career advancement in Indonesia

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Irene E. de Pater
The Jakarta Post

A recent report analysing all companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, IDX, for which annual reports were available, found that female members only made up 11.6 percent of the boards in 2011.

While the study by the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations of the National University of Singapore’€™s (NUS) Business School, revealed that Indonesia is still ahead…

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Advance your career by networking

admin March 20, 2017 0

High self-monitoring individuals exhibit ease and social skills when interacting with others that enable them to be centrally connected in organizational networks. (Shutterstock/File)

Fang Ruolian
Assistant professor of management and organization at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

How do we get ahead in our careers? Some say occupying certain positions in the company helps. Others feel having the right personality is the key to success.

To better understand why people do well at work and experience career advancement, I examined over 137 past research projects conducted to assess the effects of position in a company and personality on job performance and career success.

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Women in Tech: Female Daily Network founders share their success story

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The founders of Female Daily Network (from left to right): the company's CEO Hanifa Ambadar, beauty director Affi Assegaf and operating director Novita Imelda. (thejakartapost.com/Naga Tonga)

Dian Arthen
The Jakarta Post

Female Daily Network’s office in the hip area of Kemang is a woman’s fantasy of corporate life. The back wall of the office decked out in pink tones, casually-dressed female employees — some busy taking photographs of beauty products, others testing them — and that distinct smell you usually find in a salon wafting throughout the two-story office.

“We have a hip-hop dance class every Wednesday night here,” says Hanifa Ambadar, the company’s CEO.

The idea of creating a community-based website first came from Hanifa when she was living in the US. Back then, writing about fashion and beauty was merely a hobby for her. However, she saw that the online world was rapidly growing in that country, and thought Indonesia would soon be hit by the same trend.

She decided to create an official online beauty hub and asked Afi Assegaf to join in 2007 as co-founder and beauty director. Novita Imelda was one of the early members who later joined the team in 2011 as an investor and also serves as operational director of the company.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/04/01/women-in-tech-female-daily-network-founders-share-their-success-story.html

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