Job Availability

Question: Are you seeing a lot of openings for full-time, “permanent” jobs? Are you finding a lot of opportunities for contract work? Date: 01/07

Responses: Overall, most of us are seeing opportunities out there.

Individual responses relating to full-time work include the following:

More and more lately. Things have really picked up in the last 6 months or so.
Some. The demand is the highest I have seen in several years.
I’ll say 50/50 permanent/contract based on the job boards coming through my inbox (BWA, STC, referral work–all contract btw, and Andrew Hudson’s PR job list–includes writing gigs and perm jobs for business and marketing communications.

Individual responses relating to contract work include the following:

Yes, I’m turning down work every month. At decent-to-good rates, too.
Yes indeed. My business opportunities have really taken off in the last 3 months or so, to the point where I have started to hire subcontractors (rather than work as a subcontractor, which is where I was last spring).
I have never worked so hard in all my life–’06 was my best year ever. All my work has been repeat business up until the first week of ’07 where I got two new clients from referrals and a gig I had to turn down (dang!) because my schedule was too full.