Re-Entering The Job Market After Long Term Absence

In a highly competitive market and in a world of constant change, establishing a career is challenging, let alone re-entering the workforce. Whether you are looking to resume, re-enter or re-invent yourself, a few tips here and there won’t hurt.

Re-Entering The Job Market After Long Term Absence. (Re-blog).

How to be good at stress

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What does it mean to be “good” at stress? Does it mean you don’t get stressed out? That you stay calm under pressure and bounce back from adversity?

Actually, no. The truth of stress as I’ve researched it shows two important things. Firstly, that trying to avoid it is fundamentally counterproductive. Secondly, that thinking that we can emerge from stressful circumstances unscathed and unchanged is precisely the wrong way of thinking about things.

Instead, we need to start thinking about how to have the courage to grow from stress. This view of resilience was first described by the psychologist Salvatore Maddi, who founded the Hardiness Research Lab at the University of California Irvine. He dedicated his career to identifying what distinguishes people who thrive under stress from those who are defeated by it. The ones who thrive, he concluded, are those who view stress as inevitable, and rather than try…

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Three Words = Better Job, Big Raise by Bruce Kasanoff

Your Startup’s 10 Most Important Metrics

Article by TOMASZ TUNGUZ

With the analytics tools today, it’s easy to measure hundreds if not thousands of different metrics for your business. Cutting through all the chaff to determine the most important or insightful metrics can be quite a challenge.

Below are the ten metrics I’ve found to be most useful in board meetings. They answer the questions of how should a startup founder might measuring the business at the highest level. You should have many more metrics than these, but I’ve highlighted the ones that I recommend presenting to your board and reviewing each week.

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Crucial Information You Need To Know About Credit Cards

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stk319614rknCredit cards represent the best and worst in life. On the one hand, pulling them out of your wallet and sliding them at the store register means you get your hands on what you wanted to buy. On the other hand, you get to curse and swear at the bill that shows up in your mailbox a few weeks later. Read on the find out how to maximize the good while minimizing the bad.

Whenever you spot anything fraudulent on your monthly credit card statement, call the issuing company right away. The earlier the credit card issuer knows, the better chance they have of stopping the thief. It’s also the most efficient way to limit the liability you face for the incurred charges. You can usually report fraudulent activity through a quick telephone call to your credit company.

In order to minimize your credit card debt expenditures, review your outstanding…

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The Reachable Stars

Your business thrives on profit. Profit comes from your revenue. Revenue comes from your customers. When customers are low, the domino effect can force you to either shape up or ship out.

The success of any company is not entirely dependent on just one factor alone, a wholistic approach is always wise. No company is ever too big for any consumer, that is an appropriate mind set. There’s got to be a market for what you are selling but you need to identify, target then hit them.

Big corporations get bigger because they have their clockwork going. They corral what they gather and they keep searching for more. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Don’t be afraid to try something new. 

My geography class in college taught me to find the radius around a point on the map. It was fun doing it because I essentially ended up making as many radius to last the whole semester. It taught me that there is no single route to a destination.Some areas overlap but it gave me different options and avenues to take, literally.

The market is vast and it’s not possible to conquer them all at once. You have to isolate and target. Focus on what works and build on it.

Your market is stellar, but unlike the stars they are reachable.

How Does One Become an Expert?

This word is thrown around like a dirty, used rag.

I am a start-up company and while I have the education, the background and significant work experience, I admit I don’t know everything, hence I connect and learn from people in the field. The sooner I got live and started scouring around for helpful information and resource, the offer from so called experts are like worms out of the can.

When I have about almost close to 2 decades of work experience in advertising and media and I see people in their twenties calling themselves expert, I scratch my head and ask “how?”. Even my professors and creative directors never called themselves experts.  How is that possible? So what really are the requirements and qualifiers if you must, to be one?

I am leery of anyone approaching me and offering me to get rich quickly. I am rock steady, slow -but-sure kind of a person. Establishing a company goes through a process, and I know that. So being an explosive start-up in 7 days, how does that work really?

Some people on Twitter has thousands of followers, but they only have one tweet! Some account holders don’t have as much, but the content are very useful. No one values that? People on Facebook are going crazy over Likes, but not ready to engage and learn. Why?

I don’t want to be an expert, I just want to be reliable and knowledgeable.  Well, expert is good if you tell me how.