It's time to start thinking about your significant other or your best Galentine as we all get ready for Valentine's Day. It seems like you just exhausted every gift you had in your repertoire this past holiday season but we have a gift list for him and her that is sure to fit everyone in every budget!
In the business world, an opportunity is the chance to maximize your profit and your market shares. More importantly, it’s about seizing the moment as it presents itself. While you may never know when you’ll get to come to an unexpected advantage, there are still some things that you can do to ensure that you don’t miss it when it happens. Being prepared is everything in the business world, whether it’s prepared to impress to knowing the right people in the industry. So how do you best ensure that no day goes by without making use of a world of opportunities?
Even in uncertain financial times, investing in your career is still a decision that is worth taking. After all, taking steps to make yourself more employable means that you will always be in demand. Not only this, as technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, you need to be in a situation in which you are ready to offer the latest skills to those who need them.
Of course, there are plenty of different options out there of how you will pay for such an investment including with your own savings or a bad credit personal loan. But here are just a few of the best ways that you can invest in your future career.
HR can be a little overlooked as a career, however it’s an integral part of any company which can provide a wealth of opportunities for candidates. As an in-house attorney, I have had the privilege of working extensively with human resources department in various companies. This department is responsible for everything to do with the staff side of a business, covering everything from training and recruitment, benefits, payroll and redundancy and more. It’s also responsible for implementing employment law, and so it's extremely important and something that no business can do without. I have known many people that have started as lawyers and then transferred into HR. It is a role that you may not have started in but you can learn HR. Working in the human resources department of a company can be surprisingly rewarding, and so if you’re planning on taking this route with your career, here are a few things to consider.
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There is nothing more nerve-wracking than having to prepare a presentation for work - but it’s often part of your role and certainly a way to get you noticed (in a good way) if you do it right. To create and deliver an excellent presentation takes time and preparation. It’s a given that you will have to spend time researching the subject of your presentation, and we can trust that you know best what is needed there. But a presentation goes far beyond having the right content. You could have groundbreaking facts and figures with an award-winning plan to improve the company, but if you don't present it well, then no one is going to take it seriously. So here are our tips to a boss presentation.
Are you ready to take that next step and change your career? So many people are unhappy with their jobs that it’s almost become the norm. Perhaps you’re in the same boat. You believe that work isn’t supposed to be enjoyable because… well, it’s work. But there’s a difference between something being a challenge and something simply being unsatisfying. Your career should inspire and motivate you to push yourself. How else are you going to progress up the ladder and get those promotions?
Even when your job role is mentally or physically taxing, it should be rewarding in some sense. You should care about the industry in which you’re based, at the very least. The subject matter should inspire you. And if you’re not getting that from your current career then this might be a sign that it’s time for you to change to a career that does satisfy your intellectual and personal needs. Here are some pointers that might help you to be brave enough to change career.
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Where would you be on a Friday night out without your girls? Not only are they a special group of friends with whom spending time together is always a delight, but each has their own inimitable skills that make night out after night out go with a bang. They wear their personalities on their sleeves; in the way they dress and the way they conduct themselves. There’s the sensible one who always makes sure that things don’t get out of hand and wards off unwelcome attention, the one who’s able to get you into the best places for free, and the one whose infectious sense of joy always lightens the mood and gets everyone up and dancing. This dynamic of complementary skills is important in a friendship group… but it’s even more important in the business world.
Running a business right takes a huge amount of time and dedication, and perhaps one of the biggest parts of running a successful business is the relationship we built with our clients and customers. Our clients are the beating heart of any business, they are the most important people to us and they are the ones who feed the company's success.
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Have you ever thought about leaving your day job and really striking out on your own? There may come a time when you’re at work, look around, and suddenly realise that this it isn’t really enough for you anymore. When that time comes, you may decide that it’s no longer enough for you to be just another employee: it’s time to become an entrepreneur, and have your own staff of your own. It’ll take time to get the ideas, funding, and so on together. Once you do, you’re ready to dive in and see what you’re made of! But beware: there are some things you (and I hint hint) need to know beforehand...
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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