A Gentle Soul: Career Ideas For Those That Care

A Gentle Soul: Career Ideas For Those That Care

When thinking about a new career, most people look towards their hobbies and interests to guide them into something they can love. Of course, this sort of method is great, as it will fulfill more than one part of your life. But, it isn’t the only way to conduct your hunt. Taking into account things you enjoy along with your key personality traits is also a very good method. For this post, the focus will be on those with a caring and gentle nature, and those who want to help others. These sorts of roles aren’t for everyone, but, for those that enjoy them, they can be extremely rewarding.

There are loads of jobs which cater to this sort of person. From helping the elderly and vulnerable to the young who are just starting out in life. Whichever you choose, one of your key duties will be to care for those you work with, giving them independence or keeping them from trouble. Below, you can find some examples of jobs in this field.

Continue reading

Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful

Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful

It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable income. And as one freelancer in a pool of thousands, it can be hard to compete to secure more work. It can potentially lead you to give up on their freelancing career before you even get started. However, there are some ways you can make a success of your new career. In fact, here are a few top things every freelancer needs to be successful.

Continue reading

3 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

3 Signs It's Time For A Career Change #Infographic

Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and all kinds of other things change about their life situation. Of course this means that getting a new job makes sense in many instances – you spend a large portion of your time there, so you need to do something that’s right for you at the time. Here are 3 signs you should look for to work out whether it’s time for a career change:

Continue reading

5 Interesting Ways of Making Money

5 Interesting Ways of Making Money

When looking for a job, most people typically seek jobs from 9 am to 5 pm. While many people prefer this regular kind of job, they are not for everyone. Some people find that unusual jobs are more their style. Here are five of interesting ways in which to make money that you may not have considered and even knew existed. Some of these interesting job choices may even be great for part time work or students looking to make extra money while in college.

Continue reading

9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

Millennials have been the largest demographic in the workforce for two years now, and their needs are different than the generations before. They want things out of their benefits package that previous generations didn’t demand. And if you want to be able to attract and retain millennials, you’ll have to design a plan that fits what they want. Here’s how.

Continue reading

The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

Bad problem‐solving is everywhere and costs individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. Problems persist because people have only been trained to solve easy problems, usually by guessing. This guessing approach is rarely successful when applied to hard problems. When problem‐solving efforts fail, people often find expensive or painful ways to live with or work around the problems they face, sometimes growing so accustomed to problems that they no longer even notice them.

Great problem-solvers are armed with a set of behaviors, not just a methodical approach, that allows them to avoid guessing. They consistently solve hard problems to root cause in a way that can seem magical to most people.

Author Nat Greene has spent over 20 years solving hard problems, and developing and leading great problem-solvers. In this time he has found that great problem‐solvers consistently exhibit certain behaviors when solving hard problems. In Nat’s new book, which is out this week, Stop Guessing, you will learn what the behaviors are, why they’re so important to success, and how to begin adopting them. Developing your strength in these behaviors will help you to:

Continue reading

Who Should Be At The Head Table? [#Infographic]

Who Should Be At The Head Table?

A business is only going to be as strong as it’s leader. But in most businesses these days, it’s not just one individual at the head of the table. Instead, you need to make sure that you have a competent team to steer the ship and ensure your business is managed effectively. The question of course then becomes who do you want in that boardroom. Who sits at the head table?

A Team With Experience

If you are a young business owner or start-up, you should certainly think about getting some experience in the board room. By doing this, you can make sure that you have someone who has been where you are now. One of the best ways to guarantee this is to use a good consultant with a specialty that is relevant to your field. They will be able to advise you in many areas of your business where you are having trouble finding your footing.
Continue reading