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Freelancer Nation

Sep 1, 2018

"So, as a freelancer, you have to be responsible to the project, you can't double book stuff, if not, you just don't have the bandwidth. I mean, pitching is good, knowing how to sell is great, but you can't oversell as well. Then obviously, from the other end, please be fair to your freelancers, they're only human, they're not going to pull off X amount of work in Y time, that kind of thing. You work in the industry, you know what's humanly possible.

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What do employers look for when they hire freelancers? What are the opportunities for freelancing in gaming and Virtual Reality industries? How do they create a portfolio that will get them hired? How can they market themselves to employers? What can fresh graduates do to find jobs in these industries? Can creative professionals upscale themselves and switch to this industries?

Join us as we switch sides to speak to Ashima Thomas and Shawn Toh and learn about the hiring process from the perspective of the employers.

Ashima Thomas is the Co-founder & CEO of Warrior9 VR, an immersive content company that specialises in CG animated VR from Singapore. She is also the Chair of AsiaVR Association

Shawn Toh is a CEO and Design Director of Battlebrew Productions, a gaming company which specialises in mobile strategy games.

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