Monthly Archives: May 2017

NEW EMPLOYER

MAKING A SOLID START WITH A NEW EMPLOYER


First impressions about people often turn into long-term perceptions and reputations - which are good for people who make positive first impressions; the halo effect, but bad for people who make negative first impressions. I think the early days are when your boss and colleagues form the most lasting impressions about you. This is when they make assessments about your ‘typical’ behaviour - the ‘type’ of person you are. If you have any punctuality or any other visible behavioral issue in

Working from Home


If you can't trust your employees to work flexibly, why hire them in the first place? When I conducted some research with Millennial I found that flexible working was vital for any modern employee, with 91% saying flexible working was important and 92% saying they wanted the option to work from home. Interestingly however, 66% said they would prefer to work more in the office than at home and 0% saying they would want to work exclusively from home. As someone who has worked 100% in the

3 Ways of Balancing Work With a Busy Home Life


1. Schedule In Both Family and "Me" Time Clint Weight, an Alfac agent for eight years, watched his construction worker dad work tirelessly to support his large family, which inspired him to approach his career in a different way. "You have to put in the time and effort to achieve your goals, but you also want to have control of that," says Weight 2. Rely On a Support Network It's one thing to want to find more time for yourself and your family, but making it happen often requires the

Moving Three-Wheeler Drivers into Productive Employment


By Ravindra Galhena   In the last 5-10 years we have witnessed a drastic increase in number of three-wheelers we see on the road and this is on the rise by the day! The average annual increase of three-wheelers is around 14% for the past few years. Also, we notice that most of the three-wheeler drivers are young men who are in the prime age of contributing their share to the national economy in a more productive way than a casual engagement of transporting people from point to

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10 Rules for a Successful Job Interview


Speak clearly and enthusiastically about your experiences and skills. Be professional, but don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through. Be yourself. Don’t be afraid of short pauses. You may need a few seconds to formulate an answer.  Be positive. Employers do not want to hear a litany of excuses or bad feelings about a negative experience. If you are asked about a low grade, a sudden job change, or a weakness in your background, don’t be defensive. Focus on the facts (briefly) and

How to successfully navigate a career change


Years ago most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. An  average professional in America now only stays in a role for about four and a half years. As an entrepreneur, I’ve made many pivots of my own, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is to gather all the facts before making a decision. Here's how: Ask yourself whyThere are plenty of reasons for making a career

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