Competing with Outsourced Labor through Increased Expertise

Written by Scott Brown

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This also brings up another point which is that being able to compete in a global economy requires that you integrate continual learning and improvement into your career. You need to figure out a way to constantly learn new things. You can do this partly by taking occasional classes, reading trade magazines, and attending conferences. Another way is to maximize a concept that H.R. professionals refer to as “job stretch,” that is, doing work that requires slightly more, rather than slightly less, expertise than you currently have. You can do this by volunteering to do new projects at work, suggesting to your manager to let you try an innovative way to do something, etc. A side effect of maximizing job stretch is that it makes you stand out as someone who goesrepparttar extra mile, and also helps make it less likely that an employer would want to lay you off.

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook ( As editor of the weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.

20 Questions That Helped Me Take A Leap Of Faith And Change Careers

Written by Suzanne Beardsmore

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To help you know what to look for when considering an internet based home business, here are 20 questions to ask.

1.Is there a large market forrepparttar products? 2.What type of person would userepparttar 139562 product? Nearly everyone or only people from a narrow demographic? 3.Are there a range of products to suit a range of human needs? 4.What isrepparttar 139563 industry trend? Rising, shrinking or stagnant? 5.Imagine five, ten and 20 years intorepparttar 139564 future. Can you see this product still being popular? 6.Isrepparttar 139565 product one that is consumed by customers and need to be replaced on a regular basis? 7.Isrepparttar 139566 product one that can build customer loyalty? 8.How isrepparttar 139567 product delivered to customers? Drop ship from warehouse, overrepparttar 139568 internet, or you deliver it? 9.Is there are proven business system, or do you have to create one? (ouch!) 10.Will they provide you with proven sales material? (links, banners, classified ads, sales letters etc) 11.Will they give you leeway to develop your own promotional material? 12.How often will you receive a commission check? 13.Do you get a large percentage of each sale as your commission? 14.Can you be notified electronically of a sale? 15.Is there a reputable sales tracking system? Can you access this online? 16.Is there training and support? Do you have someone to talk to or are you left on your own? Is this round-the-clock and both online and offline? 17.How long asrepparttar 139569 company been operating? 18.Do they have a track record of meeting their promises to affiliates? 19.Isrepparttar 139570 company listed on a stock exchange and meet corporate legislation? 20.Who runsrepparttar 139571 company? Are they well respected and credible?

Suzanne Beardsmore is a busy HR Manager, mother to teenage family and homemaker. She has found balance by replacing her corporate income with a home business. If you are interested in earning $500-$5,000+ per month around your schedule, visit:

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