We're thinking about it as much more of a social experiment than a television show. [Sarah] had been thinking about doing a topical show again but wasn't sure what she wanted it to be and had been talking to [executive producer] Adam McKay about it. After the election, she saw the divide between people and thought, "If I were sitting around having a cup of coffee with this person and not talking politics, could we be friends?" I think the election was the thing she needed to really get inspired and motivated with material to get back in there.
What is not so well known is the humorous, friendly and fun-loving side - unless you are Bavarian! Convince them that not only will you do a great job, but you will be a good team member and an enjoyable employee. A study by Universum found that employers value the ability to fit into their company culture more than job skills . People hire people they like so avoid overly formal language and trite standard phrases and let your personality shine through. Personal contact is generally missing in long distance applications so it is doubly important to humanize your written communication.
5. The buck stops with you. No longer will you have the luxury of passing on client problems or office mishaps to someone else. As a freelancer, the proverbial buck does stop with you. In addition to negotiating with the occasional deadbeat client (it happens, even to the most careful of us) and soothing the irate client, you will also have to handle things like malfunctioning office equipment and missed payments. So when your laptop falls in love with the blue screen of death, there won’t be a handy IT person to come along to fix things for you, or to give you a new one. And when an up-to-now reasonable client turns out to be an ultra demanding one, yes, unfortunately you’re the one who’ll have to deal with the repercussions.