How to Plan Effective Information Technology Hiring

Written by Regina Stevens

Let us say you want to build a home. You will have to plan in order to ensure that quality materials are used to build your home. Your primary end-result is to have your home last a long time with only minor issues to handle. Plan carefully.

Now let us compare your home building to finding and keeping IT employees. Both tasks can be a headache, especially if you are not familiar with what you need OR if what you want IS what you need. Either way, you wantrepparttar end-result to be to your advantage: quality IT employees to stay with your company long term, which will save you money from having to constantly re-hire people.

When seeking IT employees, don't set barriers such as: a) how long a person has been out of work or b) their credit history if you're not dealing directly with cash (not that they would steal from you). Background/Criminal checks would be more accurate and a better way to gauge if an employee will fit into your company's environment. Both of these barriers not only hurtrepparttar 137426 potential employee, but can hurt your business ifrepparttar 137427 potential employee can provide what you need. Credit history and how long a person has been out of work are severely decreasing your chances of finding employees - especially in this economy. Many people have financial problems at some point in their lives. Count your blessings if you have never been out of work for a long time.

Now let us get to planning, researching, analyzing, and writing an IT job description. You're probably thinking, "Who has time for this?" Well, if you want quality IT people, and to make a good hiring decision, taking a few days to plan, research and analyze before writing a job description will lead to one of your greatest investments. Seerepparttar 137428 steps/tips below:

I.PLANNING & RESEARCH 1.Write a summary of your business and goals 2.Write brief details of what you want your new hire(s) to accomplish 3.Seek out IT consultants - not an IT recruiter at this point 4.If necessary, seek out an IT recruiter after you have finalized all details or postrepparttar 137429 job on a job board

II.ANALYZE 1.After your IT consultant has assessed your needs: a.ask questions if you're unsure ofrepparttar 137430 IT terminology b.ask if your needs require more than one IT career field, and which ones (job titles) This part is important so that you can increase your chances of finding qualified candidates. Example: If you have a need for server setup and maintenance, a website designed for your business, and you need someone to assist your customers with questions regarding your product/service, you will need multiple employees. It would be to your disadvantage to hire a website designer and expect him/her to design your website and perform system administration duties - their skill sets are notrepparttar 137431 same ordinarily and results will not berepparttar 137432 same. c.ask your IT consultant about salary ranges or visitrepparttar 137433 to search forrepparttar 137434 job titles in order to be more accurate inrepparttar 137435 salary you set. If your employees are eligible for food stamps or even close to it while working for you, expect them to leave as soon as a better offer presents itself. Remember, your goal is to keep your IT employee(s) long term.

How to Become a Real Estate Agent

Written by Andre McFayden, Ph.D.

The process of becoming a real estate agent is fairly simple, although it does vary a lot from state to state. Here arerepparttar fundamentals of becoming a real estate agent.

a) License Requirements Each state has different licensing laws, so you will need to look at your local requirements. However, in general you will have to:

-Meet an age requirement -Pass a background check -Complete approved real estate courses from a state-approved school -Pass a state exam -Complete an application form -Submit various fees

Agents just getting their license work for a real estate broker. If you decide at some point to work for yourself, you will need to earn a broker license. Most new agents sign on with one ofrepparttar 137390 large company brokerages. Most successful agents, even if not self-employed, treatrepparttar 137391 real estate profession as their own business, instead of just a job. This attitude will go a long way to ensuring your success.

b) What is a REALTORŪ? Many people are confused aboutrepparttar 137392 difference between a real estate agent and a REALTORŪ.

A real estate agent becomes a REALTORŪ when he or she pays an annual fee torepparttar 137393 National Association of REALTORSŪ and subscribes to its Code of Ethics. The agent joins throughrepparttar 137394 local (city) board or association. Membership inrepparttar 137395 REALTORSŪ is optional, but help enhance your career.

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