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Abbey Charles

Content Lead at Gun.io

Freelancing with multiple clients

One of the best things about freelancing is the ability to pick and choose the kind of projects you are working on, which can sometimes mean freelancing with multiple clients at once. If you’re new to the juggling act, we’ve got some sound advice on making it work for you.

What to cover in your cover letter

Writer’s block hitting hard at the worst possible time? The devil is in the details (and the job description). I have been paid to write, in one capacity or another, for close to 15 years. And in all that time, no single style of writing has vexed me more than the dreaded Cover Letter™. I […]

Decluttering your desktop

Get organized and stay organized by decluttering your desktop. We’re all guilty of letting things accumulate on our computers, slowing them down until that fateful day you’re forced to do a system update and have to close 17 programs and million tabs. Get a fresh start by clearing out the noise.

The great portfolio debate

The battle rages on. There are more grains of sand in the Sahara than there are opinions on whether you need a portfolio, but just barely. When it comes to the great portfolio debate, here’s what to consider before diving in.

Should you get paid in crypto?

You spend all your time working in the digital world. Why not get paid there too? Despite the wild fluctuations in value for crypto, quite a few companies offer to pay part of your wages with it. What should you do if the offer falls on your plate? Let’s take a look at the good, […]

Explaining gaps in your resume

We’re used to feeling like WFH is normalized, but what about no work at all? Yep, time to normalize that too. Maybe you were away on an intergalactic bounty excursion. Perhaps it was that gap year you never got to take and wanted to reclaim. Whatever the reason, if your resume has a big ol’ […]

Crafting a great resume

A good resume talks about your work history. A great resume sells your skills. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just begun the hunt for your first job or if you’re a seasoned vet with a long list of accomplishments behind you, you will always need a polished resume. And while it’s good practice to brush […]

How to hire a freelancer for your development tasks

A decade ago, the freelance market just made up 17% of the global workforce—fast-forward to today, and this percentage has grown to 36%. As advancements in technology continue to digitize all industries, the demand for developers has skyrocketed. What’s the best way to hire a freelance developer?

How to find remote software engineer jobs

Let’s face it—not everyone is cut out for a 9-5 work schedule that requires you to be confined to a single, physical location. And you know what? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But how do you even get started finding good remote work? Here’s how to find remote software engineer jobs.
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