Finding a Job Under Tough Circumstances

Written by Joel Vance

Copyright 2005 Joel Vance

Anyone can find a job. That’s right, I said “anyone”. And I meant it. Butrepparttar caveat is: I didn’t say what kind of job. You can go out and start flipping burgers, and whine aboutrepparttar 149481 tough breaks life handed you when your company down-sized, or you can reach higher, and go for that job you really want, and know you haverepparttar 149482 experience and enthusiasm for.

Reaching higher means being on your toes, in every sense ofrepparttar 149483 words. You’ll have to stretch yourself too- make that extra effort to overcomerepparttar 149484 obstacles in your way. Nobody said gettingrepparttar 149485 right job would be easy. But it’s there, waiting, if you’re willing to reach.

To show you what we mean, I’m going to give you an example of one executive’s ego-crushing layoff. Down but not out, this man took personal circumstances that could have held him back, and built on them so that he stood on a solid foundation and put that perfect job within his reach.

Sean Davidson* was a senior level marketing manager. His company was downsizing, and in a performance review, it was felt that Sean wasrepparttar 149486 staff member in that type of position that they could most do without. What followed was eight months of frustration, and confidence testing, as he attended job fairs, network events, and searched Internet employment sites. Then he landed an interview for a job that not only matched his skill set, but which he wanted badly. How did he overcomerepparttar 149487 negativity of his layoff?

Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 7

Written by Roy Thomsitt

Your Home Business Management- Conclusion

Inrepparttar previous articles, I've mentioned some ofrepparttar 149480 key elements of managing your online business when you are working at home: finance, marketing, time, purchasing and computing, plus of courserepparttar 149481 need to manage yourself. This series has been aboutrepparttar 149482 need to manage your business, even if you do work at home alone, rather than just let it drift withrepparttar 149483 flow ofrepparttar 149484 days, weeks, months and years.

For this last part inrepparttar 149485 series, I will partially recap, but also add in a few more suggestions that may help you deal withrepparttar 149486 transition from employee to “own business manager”. Of course, this is a subject I could write a book about, so this short series has been merely an introduction, to get you thinking about your business in a slightly different light torepparttar 149487 way you might have done. I hoperepparttar 149488 following points may assist in that process:

• Always be patient and do not expect instant results. The business world is not like that. Maybe overrepparttar 149489 years you will have one or two lucky breaks, but do not expect them soon.

• Take a long term view ofrepparttar 149490 business fromrepparttar 149491 outset. This may be your one opportunity to do things right and make a decent income withrepparttar 149492 freedom of working from home. Set yourself a target for 5 years’ time, thenrepparttar 149493 stepping stones to that target will emerge, one year at a time. Looking ahead 5 years you can set your targets high without being unrealistic.

• Always remember thatrepparttar 149494 knowledge you are acquirin g will be a growing asset. All of a sudden you may find others viewing you as something of an expert, and you will realise you have knowledge that is valuable, not only to you but to others.

• A piece of knowledge is like a building block. Add these building blocks you are making one at a time. Remember, if you try to put a roof on a building beforerepparttar 149495 walls are in place, it won’t be much of a building. Be patient in placing one block at a time, and there’s a good chance you will stand proudly in front of this building in awe and think: “wow, I did that!” Andrepparttar 149496 roof will be snugly in place.

• Spread your learning across all parts ofrepparttar 149497 business, especially those you don’t like. Never forget, every part of your business is inter-related. You need to be able to piece them together and bind them strongly.

• You will make mistakes, so do not expect otherwise. Marketing in particular will require risk and experiment. Before diving in and inflating your expectations, find out what others are experiencing from what you are wanting to try. Then there will be fewer disappointments and unpleasant surprises.

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