A diversity job fair is a great place to go, when you are looking for a position. If you are a minority in the workplace, it is a great way for you to showcase your skills and talent, and show why you are a great asset for an employer. In order to prepare, there are a few things that can be done, in order for you to find more viable options, and show more employers why you are a good fit for their company, and what you can bring. (more…)
A resume is a brief, written summary of your skills and experience. It is an overview of who you are and a tool to present yourself to employers. The goal of a well-written resume is to gain a job interview. Job interviews may lead to employment! Employers and Hiring Managers are very busy and tend to rapidly review resumes. Therefore, your resume must quickly catch the employer’s attention. (more…)
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions that most people will make during their lifetime. With this being said, when buying and/or sellinga property, practically everyone uses the services of a solicitor to handle the conveyancing process. The reason for this is that there are many different property laws and it is important that they are all followed accurately and in a timely manner.
The question is, as a solicitor, should you attach yourself to an estate agency or is it better to remain a property lawyer on your own?
Benefits of Joining an Estate Agency
There are many benefits of joining an estate agency as a solicitor. The main reason to consider this move for your career is that you will automatically gain access to the clientele of the agency. This means that anyone that is using the estate agents to buy or sell a home will automatically be referred to you for all of their legal needs. This can be extremely beneficial, especially for young solicitors that are just starting out in the property field.
Many people resent having to pay a solicitor to handle this work, but it’s worth remebering that prior to the legal profession dealing with property transfers, this was an area that was ripe with fraud. Notably, by conmen selling property that they did not own.
Another benefit of joining an estate agents is that you will be able to learn the ins and outs of property law quickly. When you are working with an estate agency you will be working with sales of properties on a regular basis. This can be extremely beneficial as you will be kept up to date on any changes that are made either in your particular cases or in the laws themselves.
The final benefit of attaching yourself to an estate agency is that you will be able to choose the clients that you work with. In addition, you will be personally involved in one of the biggest decisions of your client’s lives, which can be an extremely rewarding position to be in.
Reasons to not Join an Estate Agency
As a solicitor, if you want to specialize in property law, joining an estate agency is one of the best possible answers. However, if you want property law to only be a small portion of your legal practice, you may want to avoid this. If you attach yourself to an office you will be expected to take on many cases for the agency. This can tie you down and make it difficult to practice the other areas of the law that you are interested in.
Another downfall of attaching yourself to an estate agency is that most of them will require you to sign a contract that requires you to only work with that particular agent. This means that you cannot take clients on that are using a different estate agency for their purchase or sale. This can limit the number of clients that you can take on.
Overall, if property law is your specialty you will want to consider attaching yourself to an estate agency as this can benefit your career greatly.
Have you ever just considered getting away from it all and moving to a remote part of the country to escape the madness that is commonly found within the confines of a city? Our continent provides many areas with beautiful landscapes far from the rat race of today which are generally only considered as destinations for a vacation. The only problem with moving to one of these areas is that there are no good jobs available and you would need to stoop to a lower paying position. This is no longer true as major companies, mostly in the oil and exploration industry, are expanding to regions of North America that have previously been underdeveloped or not settled at in the least. These establishments are referred to as “man camps” and can be found from the plains of the Midwest to the mountains of the west coast. Man camp is a terrible misnomer as these establishments employ an enormously diverse group of employees who come from all over the world. This diversity of the workforce inspires innovation offering many different opinions and sets of experience.
The price of importing fossil fuels has risen significantly prompting extraction of these resources from our own lands. There is much money to be made here and companies are paying employees willing to travel very well. This is due to the fact that they require highly skilled individuals, and not everyone is willing to pick up and move to the middle of nowhere. This could be a great opportunity for someone that loves to explore the vast lands that the United States has to offer and interact with persons from many different countries.
Since there is no existing city at the locations, or at least one large enough to support the massive influx of employees, these corporations are partnering with companies such as Lone Tree USA who is an experienced developer of temporary workforce housing. This new community of housing for the workforce includes all of the amenities that they could find at home included in their salary. The man camp is more or less a resort built from the ground up with the focus on allowing the employee to feel comfortable in their new home.
Many individuals have already made the transition to working at a man camp and have been reaping the rewards of doing so. They score a great salary, often being in the six figures range and don’t even have the option of spending any money since food, housing, entertainment and everything else we utilize on a daily basis is included. The only thing required is the long journey to reach the temporary worksite. On average these contracts will last for a few years while the project is being developed and can either come to a complete halt, or a provide a long term career.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone that just wants to get away from it all while bolstering their bank accounts. You can make new friends and associates with diverse backgrounds. This is a breath of fresh air for ambitious individuals and offers a very relaxing way of life outside the daily responsibilities of the job. This could be beneficial to your health as well relieving at least a few of the stresses of highly populated cities, such as the interstate. There is no better way to get out and explore the melting pot of America than getting paid to do so.
If you’re thinking about a career as a real estate investor or are new to the real estate industry, please keep in mind, in this business, your degree of success is greatly impacted by how much of an “investment” you are willing to make. This investment is mainly comprised of time and effort; however, you will most likely need to invest some amount of money in your new career as well. Real estate investing is a business just like any other business whether you choose to be a buy and flip or buy and hold investor. In order to succeed, you have to become good at it. Here are a few tips to start you off on the right foot.
Set Realistic Goals.
Many are of the mindset that a career as a real estate investor is the fast road to wealth. Very few become wealthy on their first few investments, so if you set a goal to become a millionaire in six months you will most likely be disappointed. Instead, set a goal to become financially free in the next two to three years, although some individuals will make it five to ten years. The point is to set a goal that can be reached.
Create a Plan.
The key to succeeding as a real estate investor is careful planning. A good game plan will separate the successful investors from the failures. Take the time to determine what you want to achieve and how you will get there. Take responsibility for your finances, spending and your actions. With a plan and direction your life can change over the course of a few years.
There is a saying “The Road to Success is Paved with Good Intentions”. To be successful in any profession requires an individual to be focused and determined and real estate investing is no exception. Home prices today are still low and foreclosures are easy to find, this is an ideal time to begin a career as an investor. Set your goals, develop your plan and move full steam into your new career.
As a real estate investor there are many choices when trying to decide where to invest. Below I have listed a few areas or niches where many new investors find opportunity and success.
Raw land is basically a piece of ground. Land can be improved, rented, leased or subdivided and sold to generate cash flow. Many investors buy land and just let it set, hoping that some day it will become sought after and valuable.
Single family homes are purchased by many new investors for their first investment. These homes are fairly easy to finance and can be bought and flipped, rented for positive cash flow, wholesaled for profit or held onto as the property appreciates.
Small multifamily properties (Duplex, Triplex, Small 2-4 unit apartments) when purchased properly, can cash-flow nicely and usually offer less competition then a single family home. For a savvy investor these properties can serve as a residence for the investor as well as provide a cash flow income. Banks often evaluate smaller multi-family properties (4 units or less) using the same guidelines as single family homes, making it easier to qualify for a loan.
Tax Lien Certificates are an investment opportunity that many new real estate investors don’t often consider. I have personally invested in many tax liens and have made as much as an 18% return on my capital. Tax Liens can be found for every type of property and in every investor’s price range, from less than one hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. The beauty of tax liens is that some states now sell their tax liens through online auctions, allowing the investor to purchase from the comfort of their home. A word of caution, don’t jump tax lien investing unprepared, tax liens can be complicated and require training, knowledge due diligence and experience.
I just covered a few real estate niches where you can choose to invest in to get you started on your journey as a real estate investor. As you begin your career simply choose one niche to get you started, focus on it and become an expert in that niche. A career as a real estate investor can be exceptionally rewarding and extremely profitable. Remember, success won’t come overnight; do your research, make wise investment decisions, and be patient.
Take a few moments to think about some of the commonly used phrases and words. Stretch your imagination from politics to religion, from employment to sports. I’m almost certain you will agree with me that the word DIVERSITY features somewhere on that list. In this feature we will be taking a look at what it means to have diversity within the working environment, and why it is considered important.
What comes into mind each time l think about diversity is uniqueness and acceptance, the need to understand that everyone is different. People have different religious affiliations, people have varying ethical differences, people of different tribes and races have different ways of doing things. The need to cultivate a positive mind, create a nurturing environment and understand that differences exist between each other forms the basis of the importance of diversity in a workplace.
Let me hasten to say that the conventional notion of diversity is biased towards gender, tribe, race, religion and probably background. There is more to it though. Age, education, personality and cognitive style are some of the fundamentals that impact on diversity. Do you have any prospects of pursuing a particular career? Are you contemplating on applying for a job? Are you having challenges understanding some of the personalities within your workplace? If so, l am glad to share with you the following points on the importance of diversity in the workplace.
Diversity in a workplace utilizes unique qualities of individuals as opportunities for growth rather than potential for conflict. It enhances flexibility in opinions. Different perspectives are brought to the desk thereby widening the solutions base. Arguably many operations managers are of the view that effective decisions are made based on the analysis of data and information. Diversity within the working environment provides that platform. Diversity leads to creativity. It is arguably one of the major results of personal growth in a workplace. An environment characterised by constructive differences in opinion enhances creativity. Multiple ideas are integrated and a foundation for effective decisions is set.
A workplace is composed of different strengths. Some are engineers with technical expertise; some are accountants with financial strengths and some are marketers whose strengths are hinged on soliciting for customer interest in their goods. Diversity fosters unity of these strengths for a common goal, thus ensuring that the organisation does not only survive but is also competitive.
From a sporting perspective, any team that has open doors for all races is generally attractive. Likewise, openness to different styles and flavors not only increases the companies’ attractiveness but enhances motivation. Everyone feels part of the organisation and is motivated from within to do give their best.
Nonetheless, fashion is also not to be outdone in the subject of diversity. The world of fashion is dynamic particularly for women because it transforms every day. Something new comes to the market each day. Explore various dresses, suits, and dress shirts that suit your career and feel good in them. When it comes to dress code in a workplace, what matters most is not what people think about you but rather, how they think about you. Remember, when you look good, you feel good.
Many have attempted at breaking into the fashion industry, but only a few have been successful. Some hopefuls underestimate the world of fashion, thinking it’s easy to get in as long as you have the talent. But you can’t just wave your fashion design wand and just so easily expect to have your pieces grace the runway. A lot of big names in the industry have learned that there’s no better way to succeed than to work your way up. That’s the only way to gain enough knowledge and experience to help you through your journey. And part of that journey is to be able to have the following in your repertoire:120
They say that the best career is one in which you get paid for doing something that you genuinely love. This is the only way to truly appreciate a career, and the only way in which you are likely to be very good at it in the long run. This essentially means that if you are a fan of animals, you should ideally get a job which involves a lot of contact with them. Fortunately, there are quite a number of these that you can do including:
When you talk of careers involving animals, this is the obvious one that comes to many people’s minds. The demand for vet services all over the world is very high, which means that you can make a lot of money out of this if you are good at it. In order to become a good vet, the first thing you have to have is a passion for working with animals. Of course, you could still become one if you aren’t, but this is not likely to be as fulfilling. In addition to that, you will also need to go through the specialist training to get the necessary credentials. Though doing a course in veterinary medicine is not as intense as in human medicine, you will still need to pay attention to detail in order for you to be a good vet.
There are many instances where dog training services are needed, and you could do this kind of job if you are the kind of person who loves dogs. There are different kinds of training that you might be interested in. For instance, dogs that need to perform a security function (such as police Rottweilers) would need to get different training compared to a dog that is going to be a pet. For you to be a good trainer, you might need to focus on one form of training or be conversant with all of them. In addition to that, it will also be necessary for you to understand the characteristics of different dog species regarding issues such as temperament. This will determine the approach you use in training them.
There is a subset of pet owners who are very keen on making sure that their dogs always look good, and are willing to pay top dollar to get this done. Examples of this include celebrities and people who are interested in signing the dogs up for various shows. Common dog types that often get special care as far as grooming is concerned include Shih Tzu puppies, poodles and Chihuahuas. In order for you to provide high quality grooming services, you would need to invest in the best materials for the job. You would also need to understand the characteristics of the coats of different dogs, so that you can have a better idea of how to keep them clean and groomed. It would also be important for you to develop the right relationship with the dog owners. Remember, most of the people who require such services are somewhat affluent, and are very keen on getting quality in all aspects of service.
Most people who have pets such as dogs and cats don’t like travelling with them. For one, this can be traumatic for the pet, especially if it’s one that is used to staying home. In addition to that, travelling with a pet does bring about a number of logistical challenges. When travelling internationally, for instance, some countries might prohibit entry with pets. For these reasons and many others, most people prefer to have someone take care of their pets while they are away.
Pet sitting is thus rapidly becoming a popular service that most pet owners get. It allows them to travel with more peace of mind, and in the knowledge that their pets are being taken care of. People who provide pet sitting services often have to operate from the homes of their clients, so that the pets don’t have to be taken out of the home. This is therefore one career that you can consider if you love taking care of pets.
As you can see, there are many career options for pet lovers which allow them to stay in touch with animals and still make money from this. Good luck on your career path!
Since the economic downturn of 2008, many people have been forced to think about changing their career path. A lot of jobs that were lost in the recession just haven’t come back yet. They probably won’t ever come back. This has given people time to think about whether they want to go back to school and make a major career change.
A lot of people have thought about going to law school. The salary is good and the work is usually pretty interesting, and people like the fact that law is a “profession” and it gets respect. There is a general perception that a lawyer will typically always be employable.
Moreover, when it comes to diversity in the workplace, the legal field can often be on the cutting edge. A number of firms are responsible for some of the leading decisions on equality and human rights – surely if anyone is going to be tolerant of diversity it would be some of these law firms.
But there are some hard truths about becoming a lawyer that you should think about.
First, it can take a long time to become a lawyer. You’ve got to study for and write the LSAT just to apply for law school. Once you get in, you’ve then got to do a 3-year JD degree. You’ve then got to write the bar exam and find a job. These are a lot of work. This also assumes that you already have a bachelor’s degree. If you don’t, then add another 3-4 years onto the process.
Second, law jobs don’t pay as well as people think. When you factor in the amount of hours that need to be put in, it arguably doesn’t pay that well. Most people aren’t able to land the lucrative high paying corporate law jobs.
Third, there have been a lot of stories written about the recent oversupply of lawyers in countries like Canada and the United States. So expect a competitive job market when you get out of school.
Fourth, it can be expensive to become a lawyer. While they say that the future salary can be worth it, it still is scary looking at $100,000 in debt (depending on the school).
This is not to say that becoming a lawyer is not a good idea. It’s a distinguished career that can be extremely rewarding. You should just be sure to think about some of these things before embarking on the long path to becoming a lawyer.
If you do decide that you want to become a lawyer, then I’d recommend you start by checking out the LSAT. This is the first major step to applying to law school (this article sets out some good resources on the LSAT).
You may also want to research different law schools and see what their admissions requirements are. You want to pick 3-4 target schools and start thinking about what you need to do to meet their requirements.
Overall, going into law is a rewarding career path. The field has it’s challenges, but if you’re prepared for them then it can be a great option for many people that are looking to move into a new career.
If you just started a business, the hardest part is finding customers. There are many different marketing strategies available to use for your business to get those initial customers and different strategies work only for certain industries. So how do you know which one will work for you new business? Well there are definitely certain strategies that are universal for every business to get new customers and those are online directories. The most important part of business in 2013 is being able to be found online when potential customers are searching for your business.
Directories are one of the best places to pay to list your business because online directories are very popular among the web. For instance, when searching for food or a restaurant to eat nearby, many people, and probably you as well, use the directory Yelp. It lists all the restaurants in the person’s area and it allows people to filter the results for their needs. There are directories for every kind of business. For example, if you are in the business of providing mobile offices, you can be listed in big directories such as Proven Providers. They are a large directory that hosts many different type of industries. Once a user finds your industry they will be able to find your business if you are in their area. For their mobile offices page, you can see how this ist works.
So what happens if you are in a really obscure industry. Is there a directory for your business? Chances are a directory does exist. In the extreme circumstance that it does not, you can always create your own and you and your company will instantly become industry leaders. But the chances of that are small. The Internet has been around for nearly two decades now and there are trillions of websites on the Internet today. Let’s say you are in the business of providing fencing to events or construction zones. Proven Providers also has a directory listing for temporary fence rental so your best bet is to get listed there instead of creating a new fencing directory. It pays to be a part of a larger directory because it will bring more eyes, clicks, and dollars to your business.
The next question is, do all directories cost money? No. Luckily, not all directories cost money to enter and most of them are free; however, there are some premium directories that do charge a monthly fee to be listed. This is usually for obscure and very competitive niches where there are only a few companies competing for the directory spots. Large directories like Yelp are free, because they built a social network into their directory. Yelp makes money off of advertising to their users while smaller directories don’t have that luxury. If your business does have a paid directory, it usually is worth it to join it; however, it is still best to track your return on investment. Ask your customers where they heard from you and if they don’t ever say that directory, it is probably not worth it to be on it. Are you a business owner and have a directory listing? Please let us know your experience in the comments.
Choosing your career can be daunting, and there are many things that you need to check out before jumping in head first. HVAC careers can be fulfilling, and a complete change of direction, which may be what you need. You will be able to help people, and the financial rewards are beneficial as well, which is a bonus.
#1 People Will Beg to Pay You
The financial rewards for this style of job are good, and with more people than ever before choosing AC units and heating systems, you will be able to find work easily. There will always be times when the professionals need to be called, and often this is throughout the winter months.
Far too many people do not service their systems, which causes them to break in the winter months, guaranteeing you the ability to charge a larger amount. As with all jobs you will earn more if you put in the hours; however, this career is a stable one to have regardless of the effort you apply.
#2 You Will Have Consistent Work
There is always a need for AC repairs and the job can be incredibly satisfying when you have helped someone in need. By diagnosing the problem accurately and performing a top quality job, you will feel pleased with yourself.
Not only are the financial benefits brilliant but you will feel as if you have a job with a purpose, ensuring that people remain warm in the colder months. There are numerous stories of people being cold and unwell, due to no repairmen being able to help.
#3 Job Opportunities Continue to Rise
You may think that there are far too many HVAC repairmen; however, the opportunities continue to appear, and the job is as popular as ever. With rising fuel costs and homeowners searching for ways to reduce their bills, you will always find work.
There are also other opportunities including in the solar and wind industries that you can train for, and become experienced within. The more that you want to apply yourself, and train for new opportunities, the better it will be for your career.
#4 It’s Easy to Get Started
The training to become an engineer is not as difficult as you may think, and with some studying and practical work experience you can have the basic qualifications. There are five dedicated requirements, which you can choose to take, making you more experienced and sought after.
Whether you want to work with automobiles, small appliances, high pressure systems, or low pressure systems there are straightforward tests to take. The universal certificate is the best to have, and will ensure that you are qualified to work on a number of different appliances and systems.
#5 The Career Has Opportunity for Growth and Advancement
Once you have the basic qualifications, you will be able to repair basic systems. However, if you choose to get further qualified, there are numerous excellent opportunities that pay even better, and open up a whole new world.
If you are struggling to find work, one of the options you could consider is getting qualified as a dumpster truck driver. Dumpster truck driver jobs are quite well paid, and there is an ongoing demand for suitably qualified drivers. The following may help you decide if this is a good option for you.
1. Before you proceed, do a self-assessment to see if you will be able to qualify and get work. In many jurisdictions, you will have to have a standard car driving license before you can apply for training and licensing on larger vehicles. If you have had a previous conviction, either unrelated or related to driving, you may find it impossible to find work, since employers may not be able to insure you.
2. You will need to be able to pass a medical exam. If you have any chronic health issues, this may prevent you from driving large vehicles. If you are unsure about your fitness, check out your local legal requirements, and then get the tests done before you spend money on training.
3. Decide on what type of dumpster you want to drive. You will need the appropriate license to be able to legally drive a dumpster on public roads. In most jurisdictions, this means having an appropriate commercial driving license. The license you apply for will depend on what size dumpster you are hoping to drive. This is usually determined by the weight of the dumpster, and there may be other restrictions, such as the number of axles on the dumpster.
4. Sign up to a driving school to learn how to drive trucks. You may find it difficult to find a driving school where you can train on an actual dumpster, especially if you live away from a large urban area, but this is not a problem. All trucks essentially work the same, so once you know how to drive a truck you will be able to drive a dumpster.
5. Try to get some real knowledge about dumpsters under your belt. While your driving course will teach you how to safely drive a large vehicle, it may not show you how to use the controls that are specific to dumpsters. The best way to learn about dumpsters is to ask somebody who is already driving them. You will find most dumpster drivers will be happy to talk to you, and may even show you their truck.
6. You will have to sit theory tests as part of your qualification process, and you will have to study to acquire the knowledge you are going to need to pass the tests. You should take the information you will learn on board, and do not take the attitude that you only need the information for the tests. Health and safety is a crucial consideration for all employers. They do not want to be faced with costly lawsuits brought about by the negligence or carelessness of one of their employees. When you attend interviews for dumpster driving jobs, you will often find the interviewers will ask lots of questions related to this topic.
Provided you are reasonably healthy and have no convictions, there is no reason why you cannot become a dumpster driver. Driving courses are expensive, but there is a real chance you can start earning quickly once you qualify.