Finding a Job Under Tough Circumstances

Written by Joel Vance

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When asked aboutrepparttar gap in his employment, Sean tookrepparttar 149481 initiative and spoke about strategic mistakes he had made in his last position, and howrepparttar 149482 slow growth in their industry, had led to a decision to lay off staff. He then went on to talk about new growth areas andrepparttar 149483 how a company can makerepparttar 149484 most ofrepparttar 149485 opportunities offered, and increase their market share. His explanation and proposals, not only showed his awareness of current market conditions, but also displayed his business competency.

He had turnedrepparttar 149486 focus ofrepparttar 149487 question from why he was laid off, to showing what he had learned fromrepparttar 149488 business conditions that caused it, and how he could helprepparttar 149489 interviewing company to improve their position. And he gotrepparttar 149490 job!

*Names changed to protect confidentiality

Joel Vance is an Human Resources expert who has been in HR for 17 years and interviewed 3,159 people. He has also taught at 4 major universities around the country and currently has a best selling book on interviewing entitled The Perfect Interview at

Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 7

Written by Roy Thomsitt

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• Frequent some ofrepparttar online forums that focus on online business. There are many of them, and some are excellent for making new contacts, posing questions and getting valuable answers and suggestions. You will be surprised how much practical help, support and advice you will get from some forums.

• When you make mistakes or things go wrong in some way, do not blame others. You arerepparttar 149480 boss of this business of yours,repparttar 149481 buck stops with you.

• Do not over criticize yourself or react emotionally when things do go wrong. Analyze what has happened and put it down to experience. It could have beenrepparttar 149482 most important mistake you ever made, by forcing a change that will lead to your success.

• Extract every positive you can from every negative event in your business life.

• Never convince yourself you know better than everyone else. You don’t.

• Never assume that all those who are making a lot of money onrepparttar 149483 internet are out to get you. Learn from their successes, even if it means adding to their income by working in their downline. It is your job to make money, earn a good living, and succeed, not to resent making money for someone else inrepparttar 149484 process.

• When you try something new, do so in moderation, whether it be a new ad or new advertising medium, or some traffic generation system. Online or offline, many things don’t work as you had dreamt they might. Test, review and then continue if neutral, making changes that may turnrepparttar 149485 test from neutral to positive. If positive, consider expansion. If negative, stop, unless there is a substantial reason for doing otherwise. This is all part ofrepparttar 149486 business building process: discard what does not work, and improve and expand on things that do. But ensurerepparttar 149487 timescale you have set is sensible.

• Monitor everything. It’s a fast moving world. What may be good for your business today may not be so in 3 months’ time.

• Enjoy yourself. If you do not enjoy yourself, change things so that you do.

The above list is far from exhaustive, but reflects some ofrepparttar 149488 things I have learnt over many years of having my own business, working online and offline, after moving from employee status in 1995. I hope that these ideas may help you in some little way towards your goal. By having a management attitude towards your business and yourself fromrepparttar 149489 start, whenrepparttar 149490 day comes to employ staff and delegate, then you will be better prepared and your business will have a firmer foundation. A new level of management will begin.

Roy Thomsitt is the owner of the home business website, http://www/

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