When you're looking for a job these days, you need to understand that
you're one of potentially hundreds of candidates competing for just one
position and having a strong resume isn't enough. Following up consistently with potential employers is one of the keys to standing out as the best candidate and landing the job.
In a tough economy, you may have a hard time finding a position as a full-time
employee where you can use your unique skills and get paid solid wages
with benefits. In these situations, you may be tempted to turn to freelancing in lieu of holding down a classic 9-to-5.