Month: December 2017

Tips For Slacker At Job

In my generation working hard and having ethics were key factors in finding success. Today the bar has been lowered, labor laws allowed people to get away with things unheard of in our times. I had a discussion with someone in their twenties who apparently educated me on being an ideal staff member, more in retail situations. The problem for me is some of this made sense, totally against the values I was brought-up with. You might find this shocking to if in my age group, so here it is…

The first thing he said was don’t bring ideas to the table, it’s a cookie cutter world and your bosses doesn’t want to hear them anyways. When hired for a position don’t be surprised if you are never promoted, therefore working at 100% doesn’t make sense in this world anymore. Just do the minimum they’ll be happy, as well as not making a problem for yourself with the other employees setting a higher work bar. In today’s world the labor laws are totally in the employee’s favor. Firing someone is a real challenge after the three-month probation period. If you don’t want to do something physical at work find a disability they will not make you do it. The perception of being not compassionate in social media can ruin a business. If you want time off but the employer refuses, no problem again look-up undetected symptoms on the internet, go to a clinic get a doctor’s note your golden. Just make sure you call in sick to notify them of your absence. Don’t feel like working for a few months, stress leave is your ticket because unemployment will kick-in. Just make sure you find-out what is required to collect work hours, weeks employed etc… How impressed are you so far with this new world thinking?

Don’t worry about getting fired they must provide a warning and write you up three times before let go. With a few exceptions like stealing. If you’re late all the time, most likely your supervisor will verbally mention before warning or write-ups. Be on time for a little while that way getting off his/her radar, then no worries you can be late again until a formal warning. Let’s say there is a duty you don’t like mention bad me was so busy doing whatever. Then when you do it make sure to keep doing it wrong. They’ll just ask someone else to do it thinking you incapable. He liked the fact that schedules are based on his availability not the employers need. Never leave a job because if do no unemployment, however being fired is more acceptable to collect.

As a person who owned businesses and worked for others, this mentality for me is disgusting. Beside all the social issues needed to be dealt with by employers like sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination now the labor laws allow employees to be slackers. If someone continues not to do their job, a manager can’t be hard with them in a professional way. Just saying something like I’ve asked you to do this many times, why are you not doing this task is there a legitimate reason? If this person exaggerates on social media there is a very good chance that manager will be fired. The always corporation needs to protect their brand. There is no wonder retail is suffering, and companies seem to like doing business more online. I also believe the employers are some what responsible too, because no promotions or raises doesn’t build loyalty either. The next time you walk into a retail corporate store with no service you know why now.

How To Feel Possitive About Your Job

Ever felt stuck in a job you despise? How do you deal with it? There is no best way but in this article I give you several options.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Try the 3-day technique

If you loathe your job, tomorrow will be worse and so will be the day after tomorrow. But the third day, things will be better. See if you can leverage this day to your full advantage doing things like being nicer to your colleagues and cleaning your workspace and finally attacking your frog of the day – settling down to your work project. Find out what parts of your work project are doable and trace from there to the harder parts. See if you can handle it and watch over the next two-three days how you do at the project. Chances are you will stick to your job and complete before the deadline. See if you can adapt to your work and work environment and things may start to fall together and you will probably retain in your job.

  1. Try looking for an alternate job

If the job you are in no way interests you, do some job hunting online and call influential people. Both combined you are likely to land on something you love. But do these tasks outside of your current work schedule so that you still do hold a good job reputation.

  1. See if you would like a career change

Sometimes the job you are in was never meant to be for you. Ask yourself what you would love to work on and where your interests basically lie. Search online various work niches of your interest that go with what you are educated in and chances are you will land on your dream career. Like before, remember to call influential people. Five phone calls should do the trick.

  1. How about working from home?

If you completely detest your current job, you can actually call it quits. There are many online money-making schemes and many online work tasks which you can execute from the comfort of your home. Self-improvement is a popular niche to work on. You can grow your email list by participating in self-help joint venture giveaway events by contributing a free gift in the form of audio, video, eBook, online course or membership script etc. Once you have grown your list to a level, you can grow it further by coming in touch with self-help experts and swap clicks of opt-in pages of your gifts. This way you can also earn commissions. Finally when your list is large enough, you can send in a digital product you built to sell to them and make huge profits. At other times, keep in touch with your email list by sending newsletters with affirmations, quotes, free gifts, blog posts and articles.Summing up, these are some of the ways you can find life again doing the very work you love and you will never have to work another day again.

Take Opportunity For Your Jobs

As a manager, I’m always on the look-out for the performance of my team and also the opportunity to add someone new that might take our companies and brands to a higher level. I happen to be one of those executives that are never satisfied and is always striving to achieve higher results.

All of this means that I have the opportunity regularly to meet new people who could potentially join my team. At any given time, I could be in the process of interviewing anyone who could enter into my team as a junior member and even seasoned professional. Recently, I’ve been hiring experienced professionals, and they’re doing an excellent job. A lot of the reason this is happening is because I’m always on the look-out for qualities that go beyond their resume and work experience.

If you’re thinking about your next job opportunity, you should be aware of the qualities that managers are looking for when they hire.

Confidence

It doesn’t matter if someone who just got out of high school or has been in the business world for decades; it’s essential to believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else? I’ve seen people whom I’ve interviewed, and they have not appeared nervous, and the only tell was when I’ve gotten up to shake their hand, which was perspiring, after the interview. That’s fine. Fear or nerves are a natural part of life, but confidence comes from the knowledge that you will overcome this challenge and anything else that you face and so you’re comfortable in your skin.

Personality

One of my recent hires had a lot to do with personality. I had a gut feeling that this person was going to do well with the other members of my team. This individual’s character was warm and engaging. It doesn’t matter to me if someone is an introvert or an extrovert. I happen to have both types of people on my team, and they each bring different qualities to the table, which work well. However, even if they are one way or another, they all know our ethos revolves around momentum, excellence and getting the job done at the highest levels. These elements are a natural part of the personalities of the people on my team and what many managers seek in their hires.

Leadership or Initiative

Let’s face it, not everyone on your team can be a natural leader. The world takes all kinds of people, and you need the followers as well as the leaders, but everyone has to have initiative–even the followers. In my team, I want to be informed about almost everything, especially before we have to make critical decisions or something can develop into a crucial situation. When someone takes the initiative to speak up and propose something that can help us do our work better, sees a problem in the making, or offers a new idea, that initiative is leadership.

Intelligence

By intelligence, I don’t necessarily mean formal education. Candidly, I never attended college and yet became a very successful business, and we know there are countless others like me. Intelligence comes in many forms. When I speak to someone who could potentially work in my team, I’m looking for a person who demonstrates a sharp intellect in areas such as common sense, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, etc. One of the essential aspects of knowledge is curiosity. If I see someone who is naturally curious, asks questions and wants to know, learn and discover, that tells me the person in front of me is smart. I can’t tell you how often I have a candidate sitting in front of me who has not bothered to even look at my company websites. An intelligent person takes that time to do their due diligence and homework.

If you’re in the process of looking for a new work opportunity, take the time to read other articles about what managers want to see in their employees. A significant activity to do is to speak to someone who is an experienced professional and ask that person to provide you with a critique of your interviewing style. Take the time with this person to practice your interview skills, especially if you’ve never done it or are rusty.

Many people looking for a job take a lot of time reviewing and redoing their resumes, but it’s just as important to work on yourself. Stay motivated and in a positive place because that energy flows through and is sensed by others in a heartbeat. Never forget that first impressions only come around once and you want to be able to knock it out of the park.

Right Time To Change Your Career Path

Are you in a well paying job, but you’ve always had a desire to be an artist, a writer or to own your own business? Second – or third – careers can be fulfilling, But change isn’t easy.

There are many reasons why you may choose a new career path or take a break from your present job. Sometimes you just need to get away. Other times your passion is pulling you down a different path.

Experts like to talk about how often people change careers during their lifetimes. This figure usually ranges from between three and seven times. Most careers these days are not forever.

In most cases you can leverage some of your current skills and experiences to your new career. Many of these are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your next endeavor.

Here are 5 important skills needed in order to get you from where you are to where you want to be. They are not magic pills, but these skills can be learned and are applicable to most home and work situations.

Have good interpersonal skills

These are important in getting along with others. They help you function better in the home and workplace. They can help you resolve conflicts when problems arise.

Work independently without supervision

This is often found on job applications. The answer helps identify those who can plan and organize their own work day and tasks. It also points out those who can initiate change in work practices or policies and even who can adapt well to those changes.

Use appropriate planning and organizational skills

Can you identify specific tasks to accomplish or complete and have a plan to reach them? Are you able to prioritize and accomplish the most important tasks first? These form the basis of many different types of jobs.

Able to persuade and negotiate well

This is important in many jobs, especially in areas such as marketing, advertising, selling and buying, but they are also valuable in everyday life. When you persuade others you are trying to get them to take appropriate action. Negotiating involves being able to discuss and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. The art of persuasion is to get others to want what you want.

Make wise decisions

First you have to see if there is a problem and then identify it. Is it: Should I take the higher paying job or the one in which I feel more fulfilled? Should I work in the family-owned business or go into my own business? Should I go back to work even though I have 2 small children?

List all possible alternatives. Being able to choose from several alternatives allows you to view them more clearly. Choose the best alternative and act on the decision.

Evaluate by reflecting on the action taken. Here you can see whether your decision met your goals in the most positive way.

It’s important to listen to your intuition as well. The best leaders do this. They then gather all the facts and data to either support or reject that deep-down gut feeling.

Successful second careers don’t just happen. Practicing these 5 skills necessary for most jobs can help you in possible career changes. Through forward thinking, setting goals, and working toward them, you have the best chance of achieving what you want.