Working as a contractor comes with an enormous number of advantages. Being self-employed, as opposed to working for someone else, allows an individual to enjoy all the benefits that come from being in charge of one’s own time and activity. It also comes with a great deal of additional responsibilities that would typically be taken care of by an employing organization; administrative tasks such as payroll and taxation, for example, which can be extremely onerous and time-consuming, as well as publicity and marketing. Marketing your skills Members of all read more..
Those who are just starting out with their own business might be wondering just how much of an online presence they actually need. Do they really need to address all the social media sites? What type of website should they have? How important is creating a brand? Getting online The truth is that an online presence is extremely important. Where do the vast majority of people go now when they want to find something out? They head for the nearest search engine. The same applies to products and services. If they want read more..
If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get to your destination? However, if you don't know what to do for the next stage in your career, it can be tricky. In this video I'll share my thoughts on what you can do. read more..
Many people are attracted to a particular industry sector or type of work because it fits their personality. Others, unfortunately, are going to find themselves on a career path that is ultimately unsuitable, making them feel as though they are in a rut and in need of a new direction. Making a major career change, from one profession to a completely different one, can be hard to achieve especially in difficult times when those who have a job may feel they cannot risk losing it. There is always the possibility, of course, that the job itself may not read more..
Somebody once said that dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. Is dreaming a good idea when it comes to career planning, or should we be, dare I say, realistic? If you're planning a career change, this is the battle of the mind that you'll inevitably face. Here's my thoughts.... read more..
Why has drug testing become so important in the workplace? In general, the term drug refers to a chemical substance introduced into the human body that affects both the body and the mind. Motor skills, sensory skills, and thought patterns are affected because the drug modifies the normal interaction of chemicals in and around muscle, nerve, and brain cells. Quite often, after the effects of the drug have abated, there is an obvious and pronounced withdrawal stage where motor skills and thought patterns again change dramatically while the body naturally re-balances its chemistry. read more..
The time has finally come to venture into working life; surely it can’t be that hard to find a job? Unfortunately the job market is becoming increasingly tougher making it extremely important to make sure that you stand out as a potential candidate. There are many ways in which you can do this but it’s all about finding the best possible route for yourself. When making the decision you need to make sure that you choose the option that is more inclined to bag you a career at the end of it. read more..
The idea of working as a freelancer in any profession hasmany attractionsbut before anyone takes this step they should really work out the pros and cons of this lifestyle. Decisions It’s one thing to be able to write a dissertation or good essay but writing commercially is a totally different proposition. The first thing to recognise is that freelance writing can cause havoc with anyone’s life. An individual who becomes a freelance writer will have to recognise that their life will be dominated by deadlines, and these won’t take family life into read more..