We shot 7 short films in just 7 days. So what are they all about?
There are now 1.6 million freelancers in the UK and together they contribute over £82bn to the UK economy. The freelance community is one of the most flexible, agile and broadly skilled sectors of the UK job market. Highly skilled, highly mobile and highly diverse, the freelance community is growing and becoming increasingly accepted as a key contributor to the UK's economic recovery.
Through the eyes of different freelancers, businesses and industry experts, these films set out to explore the freelance community, to understand exactly what it is, what it does, and what it contributes to our businesses and our economy.
The topics and titles we have produced are as follows:
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The Flexible Agile Workforce - An introduction to freelancing in the UK
What exactly are freelancers and what do they contribute?
Success for Hire - Exploring the business case for freelancing
What value do freelancers add? Is it purely a financial case, or are there other advantages too?
Making it Happen - Freelancers' perspectives on the realities of working for yourself
Some of the advantages and the challenges facing freelancers, in their own words.
Thinking Like a Business - Getting the basics right, starting out correctly, working efficiently
Industry experts give their views on how to get it 'right first time' and avoid costly mistakes.
A Freelance Career - New perspectives for the graduate community
With over 1m unemployed 18-24 year olds, can freelancing be a serious career choice for our graduates?
The making of - a supporting 'behind the scenes' film - made by the Salford University Student team
We asked a team of Salford Uni students to make their own film in their style. They also had just 7 Days.
but that's not all - there is one final film...
On 21st November 2012, this special film will inaugurate the 24 hour programme of activities planned for National Freelancers Day, the UK’s annual celebration of the vital work of independent professionals. To find out more, stay tuned to www.nationalfreelancersday.org.uk.
These 7 films are a unique resource, full of hints, tips, insights and advice and we want as many people to see them as possible. Please support us by registering here, by joining our twitter feed and our linked in group and by sharing the 7 days in June project and our films amongst your own networks, contacts and connections..