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How to Work with Local Recruiters To Find Freelance Jobs.

05/03/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Gig Economy!
Recruiters and Staffing Agencies Aren’t
Just For Full-time Job Searches Anymore.

What can you do to connect with local companies?
What kinds of freelance opportunities are out there?
How can you make your portfolio stand out?

Don’t Miss our Next Atlanta Freelance Forum Meeting
When: Thursday, May 3, 6:30 PM
Where: Professional Photo Resources, Inc

(667 11th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318)


A recent study suggests that freelancers and 1099 independent contractors in the U.S. will grow from 3.2 million to 7.6 million by 2020—that’s double the freelance work force.

Many independent creative people are finding opportunities by working with recruiters at creative staffing firms. These companies offer temporary, part-time, short-term and long-term contract work, both remote and on-site.

At our next Freelance Forum meeting, we’ll host a panel discussion with local creative staffing recruiters to talk about freelance opportunities and how the process works. If you’re looking for new projects, you don’t want to miss it.


Suzi Rooker Starosta is a Talent Manager and Senior Recruiter with Hire Profile, a creative staffing agency based in Alpharetta. Hire Profile is in the business of helping companies in the Southeast find the creative talent they need to increase growth, grow market share, gain new customers and revitalize existing ones. Suzi has been matching talent with agency and corporate clients for more than 12 years.  Today, she’s passionate about reviewing portfolios and getting new resumes. Contact her at suzi@hire-profile.com.


Kate Gilman is the Director of Recruiting, Creative, Marketing and Interactive Services at 24 Seven, a New York-based company with an office in Atlanta. 24 Seven is an international creative staffing and recruiting firm working with today’s leading employers and specialized employees. They are the go-to talent source supporting the world’s top teams in digital marketing, creative services, technology, e-commerce, fashion and beauty.

After more than 10 years with the company, mostly in San Francisco, Kate is here to keep growing the Atlanta office. A Peace Corps veteran, she’s familiar with the mission of maintaining a pipeline of trained talent. And as a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Kate has creative blood in her veins.  Contact her at kgilman@24seveninc.com.

Save the Date:

Thursday, May 3, 2018. Come at 6:30 to enjoy food, drinks and great networking opportunities. Our panel discussion begins at 7:15.

Eventbrite - How to Work with Local Recruiters To Find Freelance Jobs.
Freelance Forum programming chair:
Pat Mills Sullivan


Event Location:  PPR – 667 11th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318
Take the Howell Mill Rd exit off I-75 and head south to 11th Street. PPR is next door to Six Feet Under. Park in the lower lot and trek up the hill. We’ll have a sign on the door & hope to see you there!

Attendees include freelance marketing and creative professionals (designers, writers, videographers/photographers, marketing consultants, illustrators, etc.). Learn more about our group at www.freelanceforum.org.
Free for Freelance Forum members.
Guests pay $15, $10 for Full-time Students.
Cash/check/credit cards accepted. Walk-ins welcome!
Casual attire is great. Light snacks and refreshments are served. See you soon!Watch for upcoming Freelance Forum events every month around town, including evening meetings, lunches and after-hours socializing. Each event will be different and may include special speakers, activities, giveaways, etc.

About Freelance Forum

Freelance Forum’s website showcases work of members and serves as a portal to the larger community of creative professionals. Businesses and individuals can seek out creative specialists, read member profiles/bios and view portfolios at:  http://freelanceforum.org/

Annual dues: $95 individual • $160 business partners • $65 student


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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At the Freelance Forum, it's all Business Casual – until we get down to business.

No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.

Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.

So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Students: $10

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