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The opportunity for the self-employed to rejoin the job market

Due to the economic crisis, many people lost their jobs and opted to start their own businesses and registered as self-employed workers. Beyond the smallest or biggest success that self-employed people can experience in their new venture, over time and with the improvement in the job market, many of them are now trying to return to work as employees. But are there really any opportunities for them? The answer is yes.

Doubts regarding the opportunities that are available for self-employed workers to return to work as employees are fundamentally due to the concern that the employer in question has on the basis that they have worked on their own for so long and it may be difficult to go through the transition of self-employment to employment. However, as stated by the country's top recruitment agencies, this need not be an obstacle. When deciding on the most suitable candidate for the job, companies tend to take into account their training and experience in the field in question without paying special attention to whether he has worked as a self-employed or employed person.

Madrid - Oportunidad de reincorporarse al mercado laboral como autónomo

In addition, when a human resources manager reads on the CV that the candidate in question has worked as a freelancer, he/she usually draws a series of positive conclusions from this. For example, it is normal that you have had to deal with crisis situations on your own and that you have had to learn to perform your work with the minimum amount of resources available. All these prove that you are a versatile and adaptable worker. Furthermore, this fact also denotes leadership and decision-making by oneself without expecting to constantly receive orders from the manager.

With respect to the obstacles referred to above, it should also be said that employers expect the candidate to explain the reasons why he ceased his activity as a self-employed worker at the actual interview. This is because it's impossible to draw any conclusions by just looking at the CV without any explanations from the candidate. The employer may think that your business failed or you just abandoned it. It is best to state that you either sold the business, closed it down when it was still profitable, or simply needed greater stability in your personal and working life.

Ultimately, if you have been self-employed and are thinking of returning to work as an employee, the fact that you have been self-employed should not be an obstacle - but quite the contrary. You probably have obtained invaluable knowledge and skills from your self-employed experience, which from now on, you can put into practice for another company.

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