Working outdoors can seem like a dream come true for some people. There are many different jobs that could fall under this category. They range from construction worker to park ranger and could be in a number of different environments.
If you don’t like the idea of being stuck in an office, an outdoor job could seem like the perfect solution. However, there are some essential personality traits and skills you should have if you want to work outside. It can often be tough work, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
No matter which outdoor job you’re considering, make sure you’re prepared to have all of these things.
The Ability to Work in All Weather
If you work outdoors, the weather probably isn’t going to scupper your workday. There could be some extreme circumstances where it wouldn’t be safe to work. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about setting off on a new career path next year, you might be looking into freelancing. Freelancing is often described as taking control of your career.
Or gaining the freedom to work how you want when you want. In fact, if you look at our own articles on freelancing you’ll find we’ve presented it as a dream come true. It certainly can be, but there are problems that you need to be aware of and watch out for. If you think that there are no issues with freelancing at all you are sadly mistaken. Let’s look at the problems and what they could mean for you as well as how to handle them effectively.
You Manage The Tax Now
One of the biggest issues that you’ll have as a freelancer is taxation. As soon as you start making money as a freelancer, you will be required to pay tax. It can seem like you are losing about half your paycheck. But you have to remember that people who have employers lose that money as well. It’s just automatic, and it will seem like a bigger deal to you because you have to withdraw it. Continue reading
Are you currently hunting for jobs? Well, this article is definitely going to help you. In it, there are some questions that can help you find out whether or not you’re best suited to a freelance career.
In What Environment Do You Work Best In?
The first question to ask yourself is what environment do you work best in?Are you the type of person that likes to sit at a desk in a conventional office surrounded by fellow employees? Or, do you prefer more quiet surroundings working from home or in an office by yourself? If you find the second example more pleasing, then you may be best suited to freelance work. Freelance careers revolve around yourself. You’ll be working alone a lot of the time, and you don’t belong to a company and go to their office every day. So, if you prefer working in traditional office environments or other working environments where you’re surrounded by people, then freelance isn’t for you. Continue reading
The holidays are almost upon us, and there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. At this time of year, when you’re feeling upbeat, it’s a good opportunity to harness that positivity, and start planning ahead.
If you’re unemployed or you’re tired of your job, why not try and make your dreams come true? Here are some tips you may find useful if you’re hoping to secure your dream job in 2017.
Get yourself noticed
We live in a very competitive world, where it can be virtually impossible to stand out from the crowd. Often, when it comes to doing something you love, the opportunities are few and far between.
This is why it’s so important to take steps to get yourself noticed. Do you love to sing for example? If so, it’s important to make it possible for people to hear your voice. Are you hoping to turn a passion for painting into a full-time job? If so, let people see your work. Do you develop websites or apps for fun? If so, why not approach some companies and ask about opportunities or consider going freelance? The Internet is an incredible platform to get yourself noticed, but there are other ways. Organize gigs, host an open evening or apply for internships. You’ll find some other helpful tips at http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/5-steps-that-will-uncover-your-dream-job.html. Continue reading
Manufacturing, in the past, hasn’t always had the best rep. For a lot of people, it can still be seen as little more than manual labor for pay. But the truth is that it can be a lot more and offer a lot more. Here, we’re going to look at why people of all kinds should consider manufacturing as a step in the right direction.
Lots of opportunity
You might be of the opinion that manufacturing jobs are on the decline. While automation and outsourcing are definitely decreasing places, that doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of work to be done. Nowadays, the job opportunities are a lot more easily found if you have the right skills for the role beforehand. For instance, plastic injection molding plays a big part in a lot of products, nowadays. Getting those kinds of skills can still make you an asset on the factory floor and a much more qualified one, too. Continue reading
As our name suggest, Always Be Job Hunting means you should never take a break from looking.
But with Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us, we don’t want to be a Grinch and take up all your holiday time.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ensure the job hunt goes on while you put your feet up for some festive TV. Let’s take a look.
Set up your automatic job emails
Most job search websites let you set up auto emails. That way, you’ll get daily or weekly emails with potential roles sent straight to your inbox.
But there are a few more things you can do.
If you’re not getting many results for your home city, add ‘remote’ and ‘mobile’ to your search. That’ll pick up all the remote working opportunities out there. Companies are starting to realise they can get more talent if they extend their workspace beyond the office. Video calls, Google hangouts and business apps such as Basecamp let you collaborate without having to be physically in the office.
Send your recruitment agency a Christmas card
Sometimes, getting hold of your recruiter is a game of voicemail table tennis. They’re always on another call, in a meeting or ‘just popped out for lunch’.
Sending them a Christmas card is a good way to get their attention, and plant a positive reminder that you’re still looking for work. Continue reading
It can be hard to stay positive during a job search struggle. Job hunting comes with the possibility of the perfect job, but also the fear that you won’t find it. Present yourself in the best light possible and cut your job hunt short. You already know you’re the perfect person for the job. You just have to prove that to potential employers. Get your application game under control and watch the job offers come rolling in. Here are the things you should be considering.
PERFECT YOUR RESUME
Any potential employee is going to see your resume before they see you. No employer wants to hire someone who cannot get their resume right. If you’re just starting out on your job hunting journey, it can be hard to think of relevant information. If you’re experiencing this problem, think back to achievements that will paint you in the right light.
These can include school achievements, awards, or activities you have taken part in. A blank page won’t do you any favors. Make sure you fill that space. It’s essential that you spell check your resume thoroughly.
Grammar mistakes will stop you being considered straight away. If you’ve got your resume as good as possible and still aren’t receiving any interview offers, it’s worth getting your resume written by professionals. That way, you can rest easy that you’ve got a resume to impress.