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“A little hard work never hurt anyone…!”
It seems like we heard that a lot growing up, either from a parent admonishing us to get busy doing chores, or an elder chiding us to get serious about earning a living. Either way, the implication was we were shirking around in a prolonged childhood, and needed to take on adult responsibilities. It would require a little work, but it wouldn’t hurt anyone in the end.
If you’re like most people, you’ve at least thought about shifting careers or fields. A recent Harris Poll conducted for the University of Phoenix indicated that more than 50 percent of working age adults are interested in making a career change.
More than 80 percent of the survey’s potential career shifters anticipate barriers to securing a position in a new field at their current compensation level. The following resume tips for career changers can help you land a brand-new role or shift industries without sacrificing compensation.
It’s that time of the year again. The first leaves of fall are beginning to fall, pumpkin spice everything is back on the shelves, and the kids are back in school. However, instead of the same old routine for your job, what if you could change things and start working for yourself from the comfort of your own home?
Decision makers are on vacation, offices are empty, budgets frozen, and candidate searches placed on hold. What’s a jobseeker to do in the final weeks of summer? Work harder than ever, of course.
Don’t use this employer downtime as an excuse to take a vacation from your job search. Instead, take advantage of the annual hiring hiatus by positioning yourself for a productive fall job search. Attend to aspects of your search you’ve been neglecting: Revise your resume and cover letter templates, increase your networking contacts, spruce up your internet profile, add content to your professional web site, or finally launch one.
The good news is that when hiring managers get back from their vacations, they often find themselves under pressure to make hires. Managers will be eager to staff up as they start feeling the pressure to hit year-end goals. Department heads will want to fill positions and start using salary lines before they lose headcount.
Who wouldn’t want to work from home? You can work in your pajamas, lounge on your couch all day, and still get paid – or at least that’s the theory. In reality, it takes discipline to be a successful remote worker.
The number of U.S. workers who spent at least some time working from home reached 43 percent in 2017, according to a report from Flexjobs. The percentage working from home 50 percent of the time or more was much lower, at just under 3 percent. But hiring managers expect work-from-home opportunities to increase rapidly in the next 10 years, to one-third of all jobs.
If you’re among the growing number of remote workers: congratulations. There are plenty of positives that come with off-site employment, from time and money saved on commuting to enhanced work-life balance. But these benefits come with unique challenges. Not everyone can remain productive when they are no longer working shoulder to shoulder with peers under the watchful eye of an on-site supervisor.
As the temperatures rise this summer, let that heat light a fire in you to start your own call center. Enjoy the benefits of being your own boss and working from the comfort of your own home. You can register your business to use the Arise Platform now, during the summer, and have things up and running and earning income for the rest of the year and into the holiday season.