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Financial Service Requirements – How to Avoid Falling Through the Cracks

Financial Service Requirements – How to Avoid Falling Through the Cracks

The discussion of the different types of debt can never really get tired because it’s quite clear that not enough people really understand the difference, or at least not enough people demonstrate an understanding of these differences based on their actions and their approach to handling debt. I’m talking about good debt versus bad debt, good debt being debt which you take on in a manner which you can manage and with a plan to ultimately better your current financial situation, while bad debt only tends to worsen your financial situation over time.

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How IT Professionals Can Work Less and Earn More

How IT Professionals Can Work Less and Earn More

Even if you’re a specialist in a particular field of Information Technology or Computer Science, getting qualified for any such profession at some point entails learning the basics. This is why qualified IT professionals don’t really struggle to find jobs just about anywhere in the world, but those very basics which you have as a qualified IT professional are worth much more than you may realise.

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Safe, Healthy Employees are Happy, Productive Employees

Safe, Healthy Employees are Happy, Productive Employees

The relationship between a manager, business owner or some kind of authoritative figure and their employees is often a very delicate one, with so many boundaries that can just never be fully and properly defined. You can never really be fully clued-up on how your employees really feel about you and what they say about you behind your back. As an authoritative figure however, your subordinates’ or employees’ personal opinions of you shouldn’t really be something keeping you up at night. At the end of the day, your job is to preside over them and ensure to collectively deliver productivity which ultimately translates to profitability.

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3 tips for a Financially Secure Retirement

3 tips for a Financially Secure Retirement

Life expectancies have risen considerably over recent decades and this has had a profound impact on how we plan our future finances. Whatever your job, you’ll need to make sure that as well as covering your living expenses now, it allows you to build up enough money to help give you financial security in retirement. Here, we offer three tips that should make it easier for you to prepare your post-work finances.

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Productivity Hack to Help Remote Workers Get More Done in Less Time

Productivity Hack to Help Remote Workers Get More Done in Less Time

In this age of 24/7 connectivity driving the growing trend of people enjoying the ability to work remotely, the option of using nothing but your laptop as an office and then subsequently being able to work remotely comes with its own set of challenges – challenges which are a big part of the regular working world, but challenges which are aggravated by the freedom of not having an explicitly defined working schedule.

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Why WordPress is the Right CMS Choice for Your Business

Why WordPress is the Right CMS Choice for Your Business

Businesses large and small have been using WordPress as the content management system of choice for some time now. It’s the big behemoth of the CMS world, powering up to 8% of the online community – this reputation isn’t undeserved, either. The software is high-quality and has powered many businesses to record levels of success in the internet era.

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Balancing Your Business Career with Motherhood

Balancing Your Business Career with Motherhood

One of the advantages of being able to say that you’ve successfully made the transition from being an employed career-woman to a successful business woman is having the liberty to better plan ahead for something like becoming a mother.

Unfortunately, one of the societal caveats of living in an extensively economic world is the very short duration of essential life requirements such as maternity leave and perhaps the complete absence of paternity leave.

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How to go from job-less to employed in a few easy steps

How to go from job-less to employed in a few easy steps

In today’s economic climate, it’s not easy for those who are out of work to get back on the career ladder. Even those who are just starting out after getting a degree can find it increasingly difficult to get into the world of work. As time passes, it gets harder and harder to find work, and many find themselves frustrated with the amount of rejection letters and emails clogging up their inboxes or trash can at home.

Many people, of all ages are finding themselves feeling forced to move back home with their parents whilst they look for work, which can be upsetting when they may have previously owned their own home! It’s not all doom and gloom though, there are jobs out there and one day, with persistence you can nab yourself one. Here are some tips on how to go from job-less to employed!

1. Take the initiative yourself!

Don’t sit and wait for jobs to fall on your lap. Make sure you search every single day. You may not have a job but get up early, and start looking, after all the early bird catches the worm! Estimates show that almost 80% of jobs aren’t even advertised, so why not forward your CV to potential employers with a cover letter explaining that you are interested in any future vacancies that they may have.

Remember not to be too disheartened if you don’t get any response right away. Companies are often extremely busy and if they are interested they will get in touch. Make sure you follow them on social media platforms, this way you are likely to be one of the first to know if any job roles do go live.

2. Stand out from the crowd

Instead of just sending the same old letter to employers, try a few different tactics, for example, at Christmas start the email or letter wishing them a Happy Christmas, and telling them you are available in the new year if they should have any roles up for grabs.

3. Networking

Networking may seem like a bit of a daunting task, but it can be essential when searching for a job. Make sure you make relevant contacts in whatever industry you wish to work in, and more importantly make sure they remember you, and know what you are capable of!

4. Polish your profile/reputation

Employers now look at online reputations more than ever. Make sure that you clean up your social media sites, i.e. no half naked pictures of yourself from that Saturday night, no swearing and certainly no offensive language. This stuff is just common sense.

If employers search your name it is likely that your Twitter or Facebook page will come up. If you don’t want this, separate your personal and private pages. Have a professional Twitter page for public and a private one for just you and your friends to see.

5. BE POSITIVE

It is easier said than done to stay positive when you pay be suffering with low self-esteem due to lack of employment. There is help out there if you are feeling down. If you are struggling with debts, there is also plenty of people that can help with this.

How to become a car transporter

How to become a car transporter

Have you always wanted to be a car transporter or shipper? The hours are flexible and you pretty much get to be your own boss! There are two options for becoming one of the car transporter gang!  You have two options; one is to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and become a certified truck driver who hauls more than one car at once, or get paid to drive on car a time between dealerships.

So deiced which one of these you are interested in. CDL involves long haul travelling, for the most part, and requires proper training and qualifications as well as certain certifications.  Those who move single cars from one dealership to another, need nothing more than a standard licence and a clean driving licence.

Searching for the right a job

If you are looking for a job with either of these qualifications, then contact your local car dealerships, to see if they have any work at the moment.  They often hire on a part-time basis, with the potential to do extra hours when and if possible. This makes it a great job to have as something alongside another job role, to make some extra money and pay off some debts.

If you want to do the job as your full-time role, this can make it more of an earner for you. You will need to pay to train for your special licence though, information can be found at the National Transport LLC.