How to Find OpportunityWritten by H. Vanoy Barton
How To Find Opportunity by H. Vanoy Barton
Does business opportunity pass you by? Do your fondest dreams of financial success remain unfulfilled? Are material success and happiness concepts that have no substance in your life?
If answer to any of above is yes, count yourself among majority of humanity. If truth be told, and it will in this article, number one reason why so much of world's population lives an unfulfilled life is because they have said no to opportunity. The reason so many have said no is simple - they fail to recognize opportunity when it appears. The vast majority of people wait for opportunity to arrive but they only look for exactly their heart's desire of moment. Opportunity is most often a doorway opening to ever more opportunity While it is true that an opportunity may arise that is exactly what you hope, long and yearn for, it seldom happens. If it did we would be living in a magic kingdom where all dreams are realized and presented with flair by a saintly fairy godperson. We do not live in that world.
Opportunity is much like air we breathe it is everywhere and it is free. It may not come in form that we expect, but it comes everyday. It is a part of us. Perhaps you seek opportunity for a better job. It can be found every time you have that particular thought. The thought itself is that very opportunity, you must take next step.
For example, if indeed a better job opportunity is what you want, each time that thought arises, then immediately begin to think how you would react if opportunity did arise. Seize thought and fruition of that opportunity will become a reality in your life. Perhaps better job is very job you have now. Would your supervisor, or boss, recognize your abilities and ingenuity if you presented her, or him, a well conceived and well written memo on how your job, company, product, etc. could be made more profitable, more efficient, more pleasant, or more salable? Most supervisors, bosses, managers, etc. are open to thoughtful and honest suggestions that will better company because it will better them as well. However, refrain from disparaging comments about your current job, or comment. Do not dwell upon any negative aspects of any condition, or person in your memo. Rather make your memo a concise and energetic effort toward good for all concerned.
Resume Writing - Things to ConsiderWritten by Martin Smith
You are looking for a job and you are out to land job of a lifetime. It can happen! Before you consider want ads, job websites, or making inquiries of companies you are interested in, you will need a resume. Your resume writing can either make or break a job opportunity.
The first thing your resume must be is functional. It is to give employer most information possible in one page. Resumes that are longer than one page are often put aside. Employers just don't have time to read every page. At best many just scan your resume and count on your cover letter and maybe an interview to glean anything else about you before you are considered for hire.
In order for your resume to be functional you group your skills into different sections and your titles at bottom. This is format people who are changing careers typically use. They don't want to draw attention to gaps in employment or their lack of direct experience.
The chronological resume is well organized listing of skills, education, and employment in order from most current experience backward or reverse order. The categories of your resume should be concise and relevant to position for which you are applying.
If you are fresh out of college and unemployed put your education first, directly below letterhead. You will list your school, your degree, your major and your graduation date. If space allows you can list your relevant course work, related academic awards, and/or your grade point average.
Other categories include relevant work experience, volunteer experiences and other skills such as computer skills, any publications you may have written or contributed to, and language skills as they might apply to position.
Finally, you will list your references or make statement ôReferences will be furnished upon request. Let me give you important advice about references. Do not list someone as a reference unless you have obtained his or her consent to do so. You will want person you ask for a reference to be a former boss, teacher, long time friend who is familiar with your abilities, and possibly your clergyman.
The appearance of your resume is very important. The font you use should be clear and easy to read. The suggested font for a resume is a Sans Serif font like Arial or Verdana. These fonts come out more clearly in faxes.