The following online resources and website links can be used by FEU members to create personal resource kits, as well as by freelance Union Learning Advisors (ULAs) to provide Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to freelance members. Almost all, bar the learndirect e-courses, are free.
FEU Training Blog
09 Mar 2017
The saying “necessity is the mother of all invention”, is relevant to creative freelances because most of us don’t have […]
18 Jan 2017
I once worked with a young graduate called Sian, her CV was outstanding, she had a good degree in film […]
05 Jan 2017
I USED to hit the beginning of every January like a lead balloon with a feeling that I couldn’t quite […]
14 Oct 2016
Ever noticed how most trains these days have an engine at the front and another at the back? So instead of having to turn the train round when the train reaches it’s destination, the driver just walks to the other end and drives back the way they came. This works really efficiently, the extra engine is justified by time saved and more efficient use of the tracks.
26 Sep 2016
IF YOU WANT to earn more money to support the downtimes when creative work is thin on the ground or you just feel like taking on an exciting challenge as a matter of personal development, you may well already have the skills to do so or, at least, have the basis of what you need to create new opportunities. Most freelances have many talents but often don’t realise that their abilities are potentially marketable and lucrative.
09 Jun 2016
When I suggest to a freelance that learning a few key business skills might help their creative career, they look at me as if I’ve told them to sell their grannie. After all, we haven’t spent all these years studying our art and developing our talent just to waste time touting apples and pears down the market.