While it may be questionable whether you need to separate work and play, it’s obvious that careers play a vital role in our lives. Not only do our jobs put food on the table and a roof over our heads, but they also take up quite a bit of our time. With that in mind, this week’s edition of What’s Up Wednesdays focuses on the world of work. Feel free to be as ambitious as you want.

Before you can start working, you need to first get a job. Freelance Writing Gigs has compiled advice from a number of notable industry professionals regarding how to get your resume to the top of the pile. What are the deal makers? The deal breakers? Check out the opinions of folks like Darren Rowse, Amy Derby, and Wendy Piersall.

It may be a little hard to swallow, but Bob Buskirk has finally acknowledged that summer is over. The changing of the seasons aren’t as dramatic for workers (compared to students), but there are still adjustments that you may need to make. Bob is looking forward to the increased traffic, for starters.

As a freelancer and online entrepreneur, it’s important that you do a lot of networking. Jennifer Mattern of All Freelance Writing agrees, voicing her opinion on referral fees. Do you charge them? Do you pay them?

The American Presidential race is well underway, but there is also a forthcoming election here in Canada that may see a new prime minister take the reigns. Buzz Bishop has noticed that politicians are trying to reach out to younger people this time around. More specifically, Buzz takes a look at the Twitter accounts of Jack Layton and Stephen Harper. Are those accounts working? Are they effective?

Just because you work from home doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t treat it like a regular job. Sherry Osbourne has a guest post up at Freelance Writing Gigs that talks about putting “work” back into freelance worker. She has six great tips for staying productive and professional.

So go ahead. Work it out.