221. Allie Stewart on hiring and ways to stand out in your pitches and portfolio

Episode 221: Allie Stewart on hiring and ways to stand out in your pitches and portfolio

 

EPISODE 221 SHOW NOTES

Are you wanting to find a way to stand out in your pitches and portfolio and get hired? If so, you are in for a treat today with our guest Allie Stewart. Allie is a former Live Free Academy alum and now a certified DOO and certified OBM specializing in team management. Allie is hugely passionate about ethical hiring and team management. She uses her business experience to show business owners the importance of people over profit and how a positive business culture can drastically impact business in the long term. When not working, Allie loves spending time with her husband and 3 year old daughter.

Today, Allie is bringing her knowledge and expertise and sharing with you ways to stand out in your pitches and portfolio. Allie talks with us about whether you need a website when first starting out, the things she likes to see in a portfolio or website. We chat about how it’s okay to be a beginner and how business owners frequently are looking for beginners. Allie shares how to showcase work ethic and what you can do to show the concrete details and examples in your portfolio and pitches. She shares common mistakes that she sees, what happens after the application process from a hiring manager’s perspective, and how you can stand out. 

Whether you are thinking about getting started, a beginner, or a seasoned freelancer, this episode is going to be helpful!

If you are part of the Live Free Academy, be sure to check out Allie in the guest expert training this Thursday. Allie will be reviewing and giving feedback on pitches and portfolios for us. If you aren’t part of the Live Free Academy, enroll today so that you don’t miss this training. Sign up here: www.micalaquinn.com/academy.

Head on over to Instagram (@micala.quinn and @essentialalliestewart) to let Allie and I know what you thought about today’s episode. Can’t wait to chat with you there!

 

 

In this episode, we cover:

  • Ways to stand out in your portfolio and pitches
  • If you need a website when first starting out
  • The things Allie likes to see in a portfolio or website
  • How it’s okay to be a beginner and how business owners frequently are looking for beginners
  • How to showcase work ethic
  • Showing concrete examples or details in your portfolio and pitches
  • Common mistakes Allie sees
  • What happens after the application process from a hiring manager’s perspective

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

More about the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn:

How do I get started? What if I fail? Who will hire me? Is it really possible to create a consistent, full-time income from home?

Welcome to the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn where we will be answering these questions PLUS many more! Whether you’re just starting your freelance business (heck even if you don’t know what freelancing is yet) or you’re looking to scale, this podcast will give you tangible business advice along with inspiring interviews to help you create a life and career that works for YOU and YOUR family.

Your host, Micala Quinn, started out teaching high-school English, but when her first child was born, she immediately began searching for something more. She wanted a way to stay-at-home with her daughter (and future babies), but still needed to bring in a full-time income to help support her family. Micala started freelancing, quickly replaced her full-time income, and now helps other moms (like you) get started and grow their freelance business from scratch to 5K and beyond! She believes that being a working mom or a stay-at-home mom no longer needs to be a black and white decision. You CAN have both. On your terms!

Our motto is Mom Strong, Work Smart, and Live Free. Are you in? We’d love for you to join us each Monday, as well as in our Live Free Podcast Facebook community!

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