As a freelancer applying for in house-positions what are your options for references?
For the last few years I have worked part time as Freelance Industrial designer. With the economic recovery a few great in-house positions have come to up and I have some interviews lined up.
I thought all was good until a recruiter expressed concern that I didn’t have many long term in-house positions to contact references from. Most of my positions have been 1 year contracts or shorter, and are at least 2-4 in my past.
I do however have have a stable of freelance clients that I have worked with on an ongoing basis for several years. While they are not peers reviewing my work they I believe that they are valid references.
Has anyone else ever been in this situation?