Category Archives: Employment Tips

Face Job Interview Confidently

Confident man being interviewed

Throughout the years, interviewer’s method has changed from asking common questions to more behavioral style questions to pick their job applicants in an effort for a better qualified candidate. Normally the type of behavioral style questions, relates to the candidate’s previous job performance. The interviewers attempt to judge you based on your past performance and behavior in the job you are applying for and probably you are thinking that is not a fair deal. But when you think about it, the question as what you did in a certain situation as to describe what you might do is different because you may say something you’ll do but in reality will not do it. However, a smart interviewer will put together all the necessary skills that needed for the job and arrange a list of behavioral questions for candidates. If you are wondering about the type of the behavioral questions, it would be like, tell me a situation you handled blah blah…. you fill in the blank related to the job, and what the result was. Well for any kind of interview, you must prepare yourself regardless of the type of questions you will be asked.

Ace Your Self Confidence

Ace of self confidence

Competition in any given filed of work can be brutal, but some people are finding a competitive edge down a much better way. There are many different stages that one goes through during the course of their career. Often people go from one job to another in search for better opportunity to satisfy and fulfill their personal goals. At other times, people find themselves in an industry they love but they don’t have what it takes to advance and grow. How do they find themselves the opportunity to experience during the course of their career? Besides from having the right type of training and skills, there are other obstacles such as internal that keep many people from experiencing and succeeding. But not for these types of successful people who are using self-confidence. Having self-confidence is like having an Ace under their sleeve, using it as a career strategy at any type of work they do. Our tip in this article is you never accomplish anything in your life until you figure out what it is you want, then how you are going to get it.

Why a Job Contract?

signing contract

There are times that you question yourself if you really need to have a written contract. After a successful job interview and a firm handshake with employer who promised you a good salary package,  you think  it is a seal deal, do you need more than that?  The answer is “YES”. You need a written contract is like having the confirmation between employer and you which is legally binding. If the hiring employer fails to act according to your contract, then they have broken their promise and are liable for the damages. However, if the agreement was oral promise that you will receive 20 percent of the profit sharing of the company but later figure changed to 2 percent, surely you will be shocked to learn that. Is the promise worth anything? Unfortunately, the answer is probably NO, because oral contracts are not enforceable and it is so difficult to establish the terms of an oral contract in a dispute, the legal system tries to discourage them. Regrettably, there are unethical businesses around and you can save yourself a lot of headaches by discovering this information in advance by asking employer for a written contract once you are hired. If the prospect employer starts bringing excuses and delaying your contract, it may be a sign they are unable to meet their promises. Possibly that can give you pause before you pledge your time and energy with an unethical company.

Freelance Tips From Home

A lady working on the computer from home

Working from home needs a set of decisions that you must seriously make before quitting your nine to five job. Your decisions whether you can work your own because isolation could be a problem, working at home alone can be lonely and frustrating at times so make sure you are comfortable with spending time alone. If you are motivated and focused and you don’t need outside push from a person or a group about your deadlines because you have discipline. You don’t need anyone to look over your shoulder and make sure that your work is done timely and correctly. You are not allowing any distractions like housework, television, drop-ins and spontaneous friends and family invitations can hindrances to your work at home success. If you have young children that aren’t in school yet, it may be difficult to work at home with children is not always as easy as it seems. If you don’t have a clear work schedule, set boundaries for your time, people around you wouldn’t take you seriously about your work. Organizing your home at large will help make your business more organized. While it may take a while to establish some organizational habits in your house, your efforts will be well worth it. Working at home is one of the fastest growing trends in careers today. However, many people jump on without considering all of the drawbacks to working at home. While some people are naturally inclined to work at home, others find the transition more difficult to make. There are many benefits to working at home, but the drawbacks need to be well-thought-out before you make the choice.

Training and Internship

Group of people for training and internship

Learning a new, highly skilled line of work, involves a thorough, hands-on, committed training involvement. This is where the method of trainee-ship follows. It fills-in the training gap in those places where supervision is needed and offers hands-on guidance and a complete understanding of how a specific procedure works. Trainee-ship or apprenticeship is one of the most successful methods any one can use to improve new skills, particularly in a highly methodological craft. It normally includes full time, on the job experience under an expert in that specific job, to learn the trade the most valuable, safest way for that industry. For instance, you don’t become a chef by cooking a few easy food or based on life experience, you apprentice under an expert chef, to learn the most important, safest method for cooking and handle produce. Or your love for screen media, you need to develop Technics to deliver information through video filming and recording equipment and working with crew. Hence, the trainee-ship programs create some of the most highly skilled and well paid individuals who work at their jobs anywhere in the world.