Choose your timing
Make sure it is the right time to start this conversation. Don’t start it when your boss is frantically busy or stressed out!
Managers are busy people but they value ideas and creativity and someone who will think ‘outside of the box’. They appreciate an individual who is self-motivated and willing to volunteer for work opportunities that may arise but are outside of their normal job description. It may be useful to assist in the workload of someone in a senior role to yourself in order to demonstrate that you are capable of a similar position, if available.
Be Liked and Admired
Promotions are not just based on merit and experience because office politics can also play a role. It is important to use and develop your people skills. Be helpful to your colleagues: take part in company events, network across the whole company and … Read the rest
How quickly does someone scan over your resume? Interviewers are looking at your skills and experience, which will alert them to the needs that they are hoping you will fulfill. That takes maybe 20 seconds, tops.
So, what do you need to do? Make it pop! Bold certain words throughout your resume so they pop off the page at someone. You’ve got their attention now, right? An example would be: “have 10 years experience as a Project Manager”. OK, that sentence is just sitting there. But if you use “have 10 years experience and success a Senior Project Manager overseeing new business development oppotunities… “. Much better, right?
Quantifying your achievements is another great way to ensure that your executive value is being communicated in your resume. Did you meet your 2013 sales goals? If so, by how much? Revenue growth? By what percentage? Cost reductions? What system/staffing changes did … Read the rest
A position can be gotten quicker if you have some knowledge of computer software. A certificate of skill proficiency is offered by the IVAA or the International Virtual Assistants Association. The duties for a virtual assistant are among others setting appointments, writing, answering email, bookkeeping and data entry.
Another job possibility is known as drop shipping. This is where you work with a distributor of a certain product. It would be your responsibility to do the selling while the distributor gets that product to the customer. This is a great opportunity because you will make money from the products but you don’t have to handle, package or mail them yourself. However, before you can begin a drop shipping business you will need a product platform such as an e-store or a website so that the products can be displayed to customers all over the world. You have the opportunity to … Read the rest
There are several websites that will hire college students for tutoring. There is usually an application process and testing. This is to make sure the applicants are knowledgeable in their chosen subjects and placed at the proper grade level for tutoring.
Many transcription jobs ask for applicants with experience only, but there are some that do not. There is equipment required to get started with this type of work such as a wave pedal and headset. This costs between $50 and $100.
Online Customer Service
This one is not as flexible as the others but if you have your own USB headset, computer, and high-speed internet you are all set. The qualifications for this are minimal and the demand is high.
Companies that do market research will pay for people to test products and/or tell them what they like and dislike. These research companies have age, gender, … Read the rest
Vendor evaluation of vendors which are crucial for your business should be done at least once a year. It does cause harm in evaluating the facilities where they manufacture products which are used by your business. Evaluation or auditing a vendor goes hand in hand with a site audit. You need to audit the vendor location and his products and manufacturing unit to be able to maintain the quality of your products. The type of audits and how many times it should be done depends on the vendor and the kind of services he offers to you. Also how crucial is that vendor and his products for your business.
The areas which need to be covered when conducting supplier audits are evaluation of short shipments, invoicing to and fro from the supplier and technical support. The deliveries which are targeted need to be evaluated as well in order to keep … Read the rest
Keeping IT skills updated
Training is important in every field and so it is in IT. If the technical knowledge of your employees are outdated, then the biggest loser is the business. Companies need to arrange IT training sessions at regular intervals to update its IT workers’ skills and maintain company’s competitive advantage.
If a business has a tight budget and cannot afford IT training, there are other ways they can explore. For example, they can try associating with IT training companies. These companies often offer IT training for executives at discounted rates. A business can also try circulating IT magazines among its IT team members to scale up their IT knowledge. In other words, a CIO must not leave any stone unturned to ensure the growth his company’s IT workers.
Retaining IT professionals
Retaining IT experts has become quite a challenge for companies for some time. In a survey, … Read the rest