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The digital media has provided a wide range of opportunities to streamline and boost communications particularly in the job search sector. Professional job search is a major project to undertake specifically if you are not clear about the distinction between established job sites with real opportunities and the ones that are just fronts for unqualified or unacceptable offers. What attracts visitors to Job sites Major Job boards today have brought forth the modern concept of connecting potential employees with a variety of job opportunities. One of the key issues with this situation is that many job boards are designed to attract both job seekers and potential employers without truly understanding “The Connection” needed between the two.  Most hopeful job seekers fall prey to the elaborate marketing and appeal of the job boards mentioned below: Job boards claiming to use modern predictive algorithms to match you to your perfect professional opportunity match. The ease of seeking a new job from directly an interface that reduces having to make direct calls and applying resumes to different professional offices, the job sites promise to lower the usual stress of handling multiple professional discussions and applications right from a single platform. The overwhelming competition in almost every professional sector makes it hard for potential job seekers to rely on simply their own struggles to get them through to major professional opportunities.   Potential pitfalls..

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Top 5 Industries that…

Top 5 Industries that Offer you the best Opportunities to Grow Most of us when we search for a job, we do so because of the stories that we have heard about people who started their career from nothing, but turned out to be something in their field in a very short span of time. Everyone who joins a job or applies for a job, before they think about anything else, they think about achieving something great in the field they are about to join. But most of the time, the reality turns out to be something different, because several months down the line you realize that there in not much scope for your own personal growth and moreover whatever great that could possibly be achieved with the available resources, more or less, already has been achieved. So once that castle of dreams comes crashing down to the ground, you start thinking about “is there something related to your area of interest, that provides you with a good income, and at the same time offers you an opportunity to grow?” Well realistically speaking, there might, and maybe you are still not familiar with those opportunity, because you didn’t do your research well. In any case, you are just several months down the line and you still have enough time to make a switch. So if you are at that point..

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How to Find Qualified…

Finding qualified applicants (and quickly) when you have a job to fill can be very difficult. Often, it takes a lot of time and money to find the perfect person for the job. You might not have the time, but it is important that you find the right candidate or you may be out looking again shortly. Here are some tips to finding qualified candidates for the job. Ask your employees. Your employees know the job and what is required of them. They also usually know people who are in the same field because they have a lot in common with them. They probably know someone who is looking for a job. Some employers even give their employees a reward for recruiting a new employee. Place ads on job websites. There are many websites designed to help match up employees looking for jobs with employers who have positions to fill. This can help you find people from all over the world who may be willing to relocate for a job. Contact a staffing firm. Staffing firms can help you figure out what you are looking for and work hard to find you the most qualified applicants possible. It can be hard to find the right candidate for your job. However, you may want to start by asking your employees. They may know someone who is looking for a job. You..

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Four Psychological Persuasion Techniques…

Quite often in your working life (and sometimes your non-working life), your goal is to get another person to say yes. This is most evident if you work in sales or marketing, run your own business, or even need to sell an idea to your manager before you go ahead with it. If any of this sounds familiar, try these persuasion techniques based on academic research. Endowed progress Next time you get one of those loyalty stamp cards in a coffee shop, have a close look at it. You may find that your first stamp was free and that the one the barista put on counts as your second. This is the endowed progress effect in action. If you make a degree of progress towards a goal, the brain doesn't want to stop because that will mean all that initial effort went to waste. Think about how you can apply this in your own situation. For example, if you sell an online course, you could give the first lesson for free. The power of because Psychologists have found that people are more like to accept a request if you give a reason for doing so, even if that reason is not particularly relevant. In one study, subjects tried to skip the queue at the photocopier. If they just said "May I go in front," the request was denied significantly more..

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7 Things To Bring…

Have you just been invited to an interview, but unsure what to bring? Or wondering whether you should bring anything at all? Worry not, there are just a few things to bring that will be useful for you but impressive to whom is interviewing you. 1. A copy or two of your CV Most likely, the interviewers will have a copy of your CV in front of them, with some notes scribbled on suggesting potential questions to ask you. However, it's always handy to have an extra copy or two if somebody else asks for one, and it is worth bringing extra copies if you have updated your CV since applying for the job. Your CV might be handy for you if you need to provide dates of previous employment when filling in a written application form, or for when providing reference contacts. 2. Identification You never know when you'll need your ID, or what their company's security procedures are. 3. The job spec Hopefully, you've read the job spec several times, and know what types of skills the job requires, and what the day-to-day responsibilities are of the job. Before you go into the interview, maybe even when you are sitting in the car because you've made sure to be early, make a few notes on the job spec itself. Circle the skills that you have, what job responsibilities..

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4 Killer Ways to…

Toxic attitudes in the workplace are contagious and can affect company morale in a negative way. Here are a few steps on dealing with toxic attitudes in the workplace. 1. Don't Engage Negative people feed off of an audience. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a negative tirade in the break room, don't add fuel to their fire by engaging their negative ideas (even if you agree with them). Simply nod your head, say "that's interesting" when they've finished and then go back to eating your sandwich. Your toxic coworker will sense that you're not going to give them the attention that they want and they'll move onto someone who will. 2. Turn the Tables If you have a particularly attention hungry coworker who doesn't go away after you show disinterest, turn the tables on them and be positive. Whatever situation your coworker is complaining about, find a positive aspect to it and interject that positivity into the conversation. Positivity is repellent to negative people. By turning their negative rant into a positive conversation, you'll completely turn them off and they'll leave you alone. If you're able to define yourself in your office as a positive person, negative attitudes will avoid you and you'll be able to work in peace. 3. Give Them More Responsibility If you have an attitude problem in your office and a few..

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7 Reasons Why Employees…

Employee turnover will cost you, and in ways you may not have previously considered. Higher than average turnover can sink morale, cut production, and tax you dearly in training costs. Although not every resignation can or should be thwarted, by understanding the reasons why employees quit, you can reduce turnover accordingly. We'll take a look at seven reasons why employees resign and move on as well as how to counter each one. 1. Poor hiring decisions. Sometimes people leave or are pressured out simply because they were the wrong person for the job. Worse, this individual may have been wrong for your company's culture. That's a clash in interests that could have been averted before they were hired. If your company consistently hires the wrong people, then your method of recruiting, evaluating, interviewing, and offering jobs to these individuals is all wrong. Something is broken in the process and needs to be fixed. Human Resources must be empowered to have the final say whether an individual is hired or not. If they already have that say, then something in the HR department needs overhauling. 2. An uncompetitive compensation package. Salary and benefits work in tandem to form your business' compensation package. Naturally, such packages should be tailored to individual employees, especially as they move up in the ranks. While the initial compensation package may be sufficient to attract an employee,..

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How to Stay Sane…

Being laid off is one of the most stressful things to happen to a person. Studies have shown that it is as stressful as suffering a major illness and almost as stressful as divorce or going to jail. Staying mentally healthy after a layoff is a key to riding out the financial turbulence and finding a new job. There are several vital things works can do to stay balanced during this challenging life event. The first thing to remember is that you didn't do anything wrong; losing your job because you were laid off is not your fault. People usually are fired because did something wrong, like stealing from the company or refusing to complete their work. When people are laid off, it's often because the position is no longer needed, such as in a factory plant closing. Upon receiving the news that they were laid off, some people react badly. They may burst into tears or scream at the person who delivered the news. While this is not ideal behavior, the managers doing the layoffs are professionals and understand that it is an emotional time. Feeling guilty about how you acted, if you reacted poorly, is normal. You can alleviate these feelings by sending an email or a note to the manager apologizing and explaining that you were surprised by the news and that you became overwrought. Anger is..

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Virtual is a Reality

If your firm offers customer service, inside sales, or help desk assistance you undoubtedly staff a call center. Should you, for financial, recruitment, safety, insurance or real estate reasons, want to seriously consider going virtual (remote call center staffing) you have two options. You can go it alone, sending some of your call center staff home, overseeing the transition and the supervision in-house. Or, to expand your current staff, you can look to virtual call center firms. These agencies are fast becoming an attractive alternative to your spending time finding, training, supervising and paying your newly-virtual staff. How do you decide which alternative is the most attractive – affordable, efficient, effective? Jack Heacock, virtual call center/telework consultant with the Heacock Group and Vice President of the Telework Coalition, is an expert on this issue. He is past president of the International Telework Association and Council and board member of Call Center Magazine. His background includes many years as a call center administrator. “There are a number of factors involved in setting up your own virtual call center,” Heacock advised: “ IT, Human Resources, pay, replacement of broken parts, termination of a virtual employee, employee relocation and so forth.” Heacock noted several points your management team should discuss: How much money are you going to invest up front? How do you take HR people used to face-to-face interviews and training and..

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You Can Increase Your…

Many surveys are publishing similar results when it comes to the growth of freelancing in today's economy.  Between 35%+ currently and 50% in the coming years, the percentage of freelancers in the workforce is growing steadily.  There are many reasons for it, from lower costs for business to more workers who want better control of their working hours and rewards.  Almost anyone can add to their income through freelancing part-time to get their feet wet.  It is all about what you know.  Do you know what you know that is of value to others?   The Self-Assessment Step Instead of jumping onto freelancing websites to see what you may find that you can do for income, first figure out what it is that you can do well.  What do you know, what have you done, and what experience do you have that others will pay you to share? Depending on your age, you have a past education and work history, and that's where you start.  If you went to college, what was your major/minor?  Were there courses you particularly liked and spent time learning more about those subjects?  Did you later get a job using that education?  Perhaps you were a finance major who worked for a bank, an investment firm, or a lender. Did you go to trade school or learn a trade on the job?  Maybe you learned..

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