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Do You Have these Traits of a Great Freelancer? Take the Quiz!


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Do You Have these Traits of a Great Freelancer? Take the Quiz!There are certain jobs that are more active in the gig economy. Obviously technology contractors form a big part of it, and so do writers, graphic designers and carpenters. It is a massive trend beneficial for many; however, freelancing and independent contracting is not for everyone. In many ways, it requires a person with strengths in various areas.

According to this article from moneyguru, there are 10 traits every great freelancer has:

  1. Time Management
  2. Sociability
  3. Skin like a rhinoceros
  4. Little need for sleep
  5. A headful of ideas
  6. Adaptability
  7. Marketing savvy
  8. Patience
  9. Time alone
  10. Multitasking

Based on past articles published to the Talent Development Centre, it is clear that we agree with each of these traits, and we believe some are more important than others depending on the industry, role and client.

In addition to explaining the traits further, moneyguru’s article also provides a fun quiz you can take to see if you possess the right mix of what it takes to be a freelancer. You can take the quiz here. We don’t recommend taking the results to seriously, but it’s a nice starting point to understand your personal situation.

Super-Hard ScrumMaster Quiz – Test Yourself!


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By Mishkin Berteig
President, Co-Founder of Berteig Consulting

The original version of this article can be found on his Agile Advice blog.

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Super-Hard ScrumMaster Quiz – Test Yourself!For a little while last year I was using a quiz in my Certified ScrumMaster courses that was deliberately designed to be super hard.  Why?  Because if anyone could answer it correctly before the end of the class, I would give them their certification early and allow them to leave.  Not a single person out of several hundred was able to do it.

This test was first created by me and one of my close colleagues, Julien Mazloum from Outsofting.  We were trying to make the CSM class something that the Chinese audience would really appreciate culturally.  It worked well, up to a point.  The main problem was that some of the questions were too subtle for people for whom English was their second language.  That said, when I used it in my North American courses, still no one passed it!  In fact, the best score I ever saw was 25 correct out of 30.

Have fun!

Take the Super Hard ScrumMaster Quiz!

About the Author

Mishkin Berteig is the President and Co-Founder of Berteig Consulting Inc. He has been Mishkin Berteigtraining, coaching and consulting for organizations adopting Agile methods since 2001 and is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations apply Agile methods. Mishkin is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and qualified to deliver OpenAgile and Agile Project Management training.  He has developed and delivered Agile training both in public and in-house seminars for over 3000 people in Canada and abroad. Courses have been as short as three hour intro-style and as long as five day boot-camp-style, and audiences have ranged from junior team members to senior executives. He has also assisted organizations of all sizes to make the transformation from traditional methods to Agile/Scrum methods (Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean, OpenAgile).  Assistance includes Agile Engineering Practices, Agile teamwork, Agile project and product management, Agile management and executive management.