A Few Tips for a Lucrative Career As a Hair Stylist

October 16, 2018

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Have you ever wondered if you were fit to be a hair stylist? Many people have a passion for doing make up and hair but most do not take the extra step and turn said passion into a career. If you’re one of the folks who have been considering making the leap then this article is for you.

In order to have a lucrative career as a hair stylist one must listen to their clients. This is by far the most important task. Taking the time to actually learn about your clients’ style and needs is the first to step when embarking on the journey of their hair cut. In addition to listening to what they want for their hair it’s also important to develop a genuine relationship with them by listening to them talk about their day. There’s a common saying that goes “hair stylists make the best psychologists.” A lot of people really enjoy being groomed and venting about their daily activities. If you listen well enough for them to feel comfortable opening up to you then it’s likely they will return to you for their next hair cut.

Another aspect of being a quality hair stylist is staying up to date on all of the latest trends, stylists that have the skill to integrate those trends into their clients’ personal style often enjoy the greatest success. Simultaneously, being confined by the latest fashion trends can be quiet limiting. So it’s important to take these trends and transform them as needed to fit each individual client.

If a guest asks for a style that won’t look good for them you must be able to kindly suggest to them some other looks that would work better with their style. A good stylist knows which looks will work with which people. While it is indeed important to ensure your client is happy with their new look it’s also important to let them know if you think it’s not going to work. If you don’t tell them their friends will, and they may end up going to a different salon next time.

Flexibility is the cauldron in which the first three ingredients come together to make a successful hair stylist. An elite stylist can mold themselves and adapt as new trends, tools, and visions emerge onto the scene. It’s difficult to know what surprises may come up each and every day, so it’s of the utmost importance that you’re confident enough to trust your judgement in any situation.

5 Tips to Know When You Want to Change Careers

October 16, 2018

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Are you in a well paying job, but you’ve always had a desire to be an artist, a writer or to own your own business? Second – or third – careers can be fulfilling, But change isn’t easy.

There are many reasons why you may choose a new career path or take a break from your present job. Sometimes you just need to get away. Other times your passion is pulling you down a different path.

Experts like to talk about how often people change careers during their lifetimes. This figure usually ranges from between three and seven times. Most careers these days are not forever.

In most cases you can leverage some of your current skills and experiences to your new career. Many of these are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your next endeavor.

Here are 5 important skills needed in order to get you from where you are to where you want to be. They are not magic pills, but these skills can be learned and are applicable to most home and work situations.

Have good interpersonal skills

These are important in getting along with others. They help you function better in the home and workplace. They can help you resolve conflicts when problems arise.

Work independently without supervision

This is often found on job applications. The answer helps identify those who can plan and organize their own work day and tasks. It also points out those who can initiate change in work practices or policies and even who can adapt well to those changes.

Use appropriate planning and organizational skills

Can you identify specific tasks to accomplish or complete and have a plan to reach them? Are you able to prioritize and accomplish the most important tasks first? These form the basis of many different types of jobs.

Able to persuade and negotiate well

This is important in many jobs, especially in areas such as marketing, advertising, selling and buying, but they are also valuable in everyday life. When you persuade others you are trying to get them to take appropriate action. Negotiating involves being able to discuss and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. The art of persuasion is to get others to want what you want.

Make wise decisions

First you have to see if there is a problem and then identify it. Is it: Should I take the higher paying job or the one in which I feel more fulfilled? Should I work in the family-owned business or go into my own business? Should I go back to work even though I have 2 small children?

List all possible alternatives. Being able to choose from several alternatives allows you to view them more clearly. Choose the best alternative and act on the decision.

Evaluate by reflecting on the action taken. Here you can see whether your decision met your goals in the most positive way.

It’s important to listen to your intuition as well. The best leaders do this. They then gather all the facts and data to either support or reject that deep-down gut feeling.

When Should You Do Better? A Troll Experience

October 16, 2018

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Have you ever heard of the famous quote, “Do the best you can until you know better… Then when you know better- do better.”

You may or may not have guessed that this quote was made by Dr. Maya Angelou. I found this quote to ring loud and clear and true to life. I try every attempt to stay professional and politically correct, but with social media and technology making swift changes to communication and information platforms it puts many of us in a hard to resist, temptation-moment. I found myself answering to trolls who had nothing to lose and in their selfish mind, all to gain. Not giving a hoot about you- other than to seek and destroy.

I learned and must recoup from being known as strictly professional to having to “check” a troll who bashed my professionalism because I responded back to her (she says she got angry because I responded back to her) She did not know me but had an ulterior motive to seek and destroy reputations and anything else that lied in her way. Saying one thing back or in many cases defending honor could quickly turn south. Which is exactly what the trolls want to happen. My professionalism was bashed while my book was not, it was later corrected to bash it. The other “professional” and her trolls lied, threatened, cuss, used sex figurines in their posts and comments, talked negatively about hate of gender and sexuality (not mines, but that’s what trolls do), race, and anything else they wanted to rant about. Trolls stick together and attempt to dox; a term deemed for the actions and behaviors of a scorned internet troll.

How can this affect your professional reputation? How does this affect your ability to apply for positions in the future? It may or may not. Trolls believe that they are untouchable while trying to hurt your chances of succeeding at anything. That being said, they don’t care what they destroy as long as the attempt is made.

This is what I’ve learned- Trolls are not worth it, even if they are making things up and have grave intent to take you down. They are really smart when it comes to writing their next consensus actions in posts and comments, too. Protect yourself on the internet and stay professional. Remember, that trolls sounding off, hide their identity and they will use anonymous accounts and avatars to stay alive on social media platforms. They have nothing to lose which is why they attack so viciously. They have learned to protect their assets going in. So, to say the least, once you have learned from experience and from the warning of others; the consequences, you then know better. And, when you know better, you do better.

Protect your online presence; your professional and personal’s character and assets, as well as, focus on keeping it clean as much as you can. I have learned this and I am coming back stronger and wiser. A friend who helps to run his family’s business for the past 20 plus years, and whom also was a customer of my resume services because he wanted to venture out on his own said to me, “Lenora that’s just one person. What do you care?, I cannot believe that you let one person and a gang of trolls, out of billions of people- alter your main goal.” This bit of advice came from a seasoned businessman.

After knowing better, I have already learned to do better for me, my family and my ultimate goals. You should too. Think about how knowing better, but doing otherwise can affect your job search goals.

Securities Attorneys Job Description

October 16, 2018

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When working as a securities attorney you will have to be responsible for three different areas, which include:

• Working with clients
• Acting as a resource
• Staying informed on legal rulings and new laws pertaining to securities.

Securities are the investments that can be traded on the secondary market, which is where investors purchase securities from other investors. Two examples of securities are bonds and stocks. They are often traded because they are easy to price. There are three main types of securities, which include:

• Equity securities-these are shares of a corporation
• Debt securities-loans, also called bonds, that are made to a country or company
• Derivative securities-these are based on the value of bonds, assets, or underlying stocks

When working as an attorney their primary focus is working for corporate clients. Typically every big firm that is trading its stock will have a securities attorney working for them or on retainer. Some will work for government agencies in ligation or enforcement.

To become a securities attorney you will need a bachelor’s degree, complete law school, and pass the bar exam. It is advisable that when getting your bachelor’s degree that it be in finance, accounting, or business. Being a securities attorney is a field that is very complex so having a good understanding of financial practices or business accounting is needed in order to have a successful career.

Securities laws are very complex and generally these attorneys are detail oriented. Due to the complexity of the issues, working in litigation or enforcement is very challenging positions. Working as a securities attorney requires that they stay current on all developments and changes in the securities law.

Another important role that such an attorney plays is interacting with their clients so it is important that they have good interpersonal and communication skills. They will be involved in providing guidance on company policy, conflict resolution, dealing with litigation, and protecting the company during any audits they may have. It is critical that you have effective conflict resolution skills.

In many companies a securities attorney will play a very important role as an expert resource. Executives in senior management will often need legal opinions from their securities attorney before they make a decision in regards to company procedures or implementing a new policy. Securities attorneys need to be able to work well with a wide variety of people from management to clients to general employees, be able to share experience and information with staff, and have the ability to quickly resolve problems.

When you are a shareholder or investor the securities attorney is the one that will protect you by making sure that the company is following all the regulations associated with selling stock.

Career Options After Law

October 16, 2018

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Getting a degree is not fair enough until and unless you succeed in the bad morality and demerits of the society. Principles, values, norms, and rules are nothing when amended accordingly. If we talk about careers then the wide range of career options can be easily achieved according to interests and skills. Today here, we will discuss career options after doing graduation or masters in law.

To be a professional after law degree is something which is related to work for people in a legal way forever. Law is not bound to be a lawyer, but in fact, law students have other options in this field to choose one of their interest. Legal professionalism is something from which common people are afraid off while dealing. Legal profession looks quite impressive and inspirational but they just need lots of knowledge about constitutional laws and regulations. Reading and keeping the researched mind forever is the key ingredient for the recipe of the successful law professional.

If you want to be an achiever in law career then you need the quick and witty sense of humour, smartness in knowledge with logical points, good control over language while communicating, apt knowledge about the field of discussions.

Ambitious Careers In Law

The holders of the law degree are actually the holders of jobs and services with numerous private and government sector companies/corporates.

1. Judicial Services – Since judiciary is one of the respectable professions, so First focus of law graduates is to clear judicial exams conducted by the Honorable High Courts for their respective States. Judiciary does not only provide good salary but it also provides satisfaction to one’s own conscience by service the Nation.

2. Petitioner/ Litigant: This track of career allows a law student to be a professional lawyer for the public or private sector by choice. The professional path to practice law in courts under the specialized field of law, like Taxation, Constitutional practice nor or Family. The litigant can practice for criminal cases, family matters, civil litigation after qualifying Bar Examination to join Courts of Law to practice.

3. Legal Advisor: Law career also gives advance professional partnership to be a legal counselor with companies and corporate. Advising businessman, and big companies with updated terms and conditions are the main purpose to hold the legal matters. As a legal adviser, you can join both private and public sector.

Private Sector: Private Corporate and Industries, Private Banks, Multi National Companies, etc.
Public Sector: Companies and Industries under government, Nationalized Banks, Legal Advisor for other Government Agencies.

4. Social Worker: Law career options also provide the professionalism as to work for society, as a social worker in legal partnership with various NGOs (Non Government Organizations), and other Civil Organizations which work for the rights of humans, children, people, animals, environment protection, and many other sections of the society.

5. Media and Reporting Laws: As being professional in laws and judicial service holder, the skills of writing, research, the person should have advantageous leadership careers to aware others with legalization of media and reporting. In fact, legal journalism is perfect term to file a petition which holds the permission to laws when humiliated on media platform. It is classified into two types:

Legal Publishing: In this field of work lawyers work with a mutual collaboration with editors, publishers and other persons from print or publishing media (newspapers and magazines)
Law Reporting: This career holds the ability to work with electronic media such television, social networking websites, and radio channels too. This field holds the rights from high profile cases to even social matters of the society, even the human rights.

Best Part Time Business Ideas for Students

October 16, 2018

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For some part-time job, you don’t have to wait until you have a degree. The best key and strategy for finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for those positions that have high-quality positions, flexible schedule and have a trustworthy source.
In home based jobs, there are certain scam websites too which attract you by offering a lot of income but are just fraud. So, as a student, while searching for a job, you need to be aware of these scams.

To perform a part-time job while studying is a daunting task. You have to balance your studies, classes, home works, and a job at the same time.

Here are some best part-time business ideas listed down that can help students in finding a good job:

1. Freelance Content Writer
If someone possesses excellent writing and editing skills, working on various freelancing websites and editing content for websites are the best business ideas for college students. You will be responsible for creating content in one or more subject areas depending upon the nature of the job. Many of the freelancer writers are earning handsome income today from this part-time job.

2. Online Tutor
Serving as an online tutor is the best job for you if you have teaching skills. This is the age of technology. Most of these jobs are work from home and have a flexible schedule. If you have a wealth of knowledge on some subject, you can help students in mastering their tough classes while earning some extra money for you. Teaching others not only benefit them but also increase your knowledge in that particular subject.

3. Social Media Assistant
Social media assistant and social media coordinator are the best part-time business ideas for graduates. Many graduates, often, seek for social media assistant job in order to earn a bulk of the money from the part-time job. The job of social media assistant is to manage social media channels and also to assist companies with content writing, marketing or other services which help their business overall.

4. Online Researcher
Many business professionals hire online researchers for a part-time job. These online researchers research questions were given to them so that the company can deliver client some high-quality answers and personable explanations. For this job, some research expertise and basic knowledge of business are required. If you hold such capabilities, this job is for you.

8 Employment Ideas for Seniors

October 16, 2018

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Former Employer

If you loved your job before retirement, it is best to contact your former employer and request them to hire you as a part-time employee or a consultant. Since employers hate losing skilled and experienced employees, there’s a strong possibility that they will re-hire you. This will enable you to renew contact with all your old colleagues and coworkers.

Retailing

Many seniors start their own small-scale retain business. If you have an attic full of books, have collected antiques over the years or any other saleable item that is cramping up space, you can set up a small retail store and consider selling these items. With the advent of e-commerce, you need not open a store either. Simply put up the items on eBay or Craigslist and watch your business grow. Social media marketing is also an important and budget tool.

Consultancy

Retired seniors with specialized experience and/or advanced degrees often become consultants. This allows them to share valuable knowledge and experience with others and work at their own convenience. There are many companies that actively seek retired finance professionals, lawyers and computer programmers to act as consultants for short-term projects.

Temp

Temporary jobs provide an opportunity for you to work at your own leisure. These may include general office jobs, such as customer services, order processing and bookkeeping. Typical assignment duration can range from one day to a few weeks. Look for the local job postings in your area that seek temporary employees and apply at your earliest.

Home-Based

Some small businesses seek professionals who can work from home. These include accountancy outsourcing firms, bookkeepers and content writers (freelancers). If you have experience in any of these fields, you can work from home for any of these businesses. All you’ll need is a laptop and a high speed internet.

Part-Time

If you’re looking for a low-stress job that carries a light responsibility and allows you to stay active, then a part-time job is just what you need. Several retail positions, sales-oriented jobs, children services and teaching assistant jobs need part-time employees, irrespective of their age and gender.

Community

Many senior retirees are looking for jobs that allow them to give something back to their community. These jobs tend to pay very little and are often seeking unpaid volunteers. There are several animal shelters, religious organizations and Peace Corps that accept older individuals, in a good health, to work for them. Peace Corps also allows a legally married senior couple to work and serve together.

Coach

This is a viable option if you’ve had a career in sports or served as a corporate trainer. After retirement, you can serve as a coach for your local team or conduct seminars and workshops on motivation and leadership.

Signs You Are In The Wrong Career Field

October 16, 2018

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According to a renowned IT Placement Agency, all the negative things you feel about the present job should be a signal that you should try your luck in a different field. Still not sure whether you are in the unsuitable career field? Here are a few clear indications that you are not in the desired career field:

No or less social interaction

You are not interested in interaction with others at your office, you just finish your tasks and come back to home. There is no social interaction, you have your lunch alone and avoid talking to anyone.

No or lack of interest in tasks and projects

An HR expert from a renowned Travel HR Agency said that people who are in wrong career field do not show any interest in their assigned tasks and projects. They lack motivation and cannot do anything with passion and zeal. They are OK with any designation they are appointed in the current job and don’t aim to get a better position in the organization. This is an obvious sign that you are not in the suitable field and you should consider a different career field.

Not able to manage the work pressure

Being stressed by the workload is something that everyone relates to whatever field they are into. Many people love to have work pressure as it gives them chance to strive under pressure and enhance their abilities. However, when you have lots of work and you are not able to finish the whole tasks in the end and you don’t care about this, you should think there is a big issue. This workload will start affecting your health and mental peace, causing mood swings and anger in you. In case you’re already going through this condition, this is the time to take instant action and consider moving on to a new job.

No opportunities for growth and promotion

According to a reputed IT Placement Agency, if a person has been working hard to attain that long-awaited promotion, yet things are not happening according to his wish, it’s not his dream job. We also think the same if your managers and supervisors do not give a positive review and feedback to your work and they don’t even consider you for the promotion, it is time to find a new job. You feel like getting stuck in just one place where you are not learning anything new and creative. This is the right time to say goodbye to your current job and find a new one.

You are more inclined towards your hobby

According to a Travel HR Agency, when you don’t have a satisfying career, you look somewhere else for happiness and meaning. For many people, their favorite work becomes planning holidays and finding new hobbies. While creative projects are efficient and thrilling, they become restricted if a person uses them as an alternative to the fun and satisfaction missing in the life.

Nothing more to learn

When you start thinking that there’s nothing new to learn from your current job, means you have outperformed in the job. There is no reason left for being trapped in your current career field where you are not able to find any advancement now. It’s obviously the correct time to consider other possibilities. You should choose what you love doing, grow your skills and look for different career options.

AOP Consultancy is a renowned Travel HR Agency, that provides a range of HR and consulting services to small and medium sized companies. AOP high-quality solutions include consulting, career management, HR outsourcing, project staffing, job detail writing, assessment, staffing and diverse manpower planning. Known as the best IT Placement Agency, AOP serves various industries such as software development, industrial and manufacturing, BPO and KPO sector, financial sectors, and travel and aviation. The company also aids freshers and experienced job seekers to get their dream job in the desired industry.

An Impact of Technology on Recruitment Business

October 16, 2018

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Technology is very vital these days, every business needs technology to communicate with people. Technology has become humongous that we need a tech-savvy person in all fields. It is necessary to interact with your customers quickly and when we say quick reaction two words come to our mind, Social Media. Social media creating its impact in the whole world, everyone becomes techno-savvy whether they are an individual, company, organization or an entrepreneur. We all need technology at one point in time to scattered our ways, to reach out larger audience, and to boost conversion. If we talk about one particular industry which is growing on social media platforms is Recruitment Industry.This is one of the industry who is using technology to its own advantage.

A medium of Technology:-

Social media becomes the turning point in recruitment business nowadays, Recruiter can use the various social media platform to reach out a huge number of candidates on LinkedIn and Facebook. LinkedIn has become the best source of professionals to connect with recruiters and helps employees to find a suitable job. LinkedIn is social media enigma, that creates more impact on recruitment business and helps companies and employees to reach right person or platform. In short, it is a platform to connect the world’s users (recruiters and candidates) in a short span of time and provides the best opportunities as per their talent and requirement. Nowadays, LinkedIn giving tough competition to Jobs portal. Now let’s talk about YouTube. It is the great way to enhance your presence in the market and promote your video in different- different social media platform. From YouTube, you can get huge traffic on your website and reach out people from different geographical location, country, region, and state.

A benefit of the medium:-

As Technology enlightened our work and provides new ways to accomplish our task. Technology is also cost-effective for business owners, allowing them to invest in different areas of their business.

Benefits of Technology:-

To interact with job seekers in a less time and get access to the wider database.
Reach out the maximum numbers of candidates of a different field.
Analyse their CV online before approaching a right candidate.
Reach out to different companies, learn about the brand and work culture before applying.
Provide maximum information about the brand through companies blogs and make a candidate more aware of the profile and work culture.

So, Technology has been cost effective and HR can leverage technology to reduce the cost of a recruitment process.

A smart recruiter will always use technology for their company’s benefit. It is always interesting to find out different mediums to reach to the right candidates whether it is via blogging, video content or providing interview content to the recruiters and candidates.

The advances in technology are making a huge impact on social media. There are various mediums to reach out people and talk about your brand or improve your networking.

What To Do When You Are Not Getting Results From Your Job Search

October 16, 2018

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Finding a job in the highly competitive engineering, environmental, and construction industries can be a difficult and tiring process. It is easy to become frustrated with your job search, especially if you are not getting the results you want.

If you are having difficulty finding the right job, it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate your approach. To further your career and land your dream job, follow these simple steps.

Take a Short Break From Searching

This does not mean you should give up completely and get a job flipping burgers. Sometimes, however, it is best to take a short break from what you are doing, especially if you are having a hard time with it. Take a deep breath and do something to take your mind off the issue at hand.

Frustration from job searching can lead to burning bridges you need to keep. Try to keep a positive attitude throughout the process. This way, you can avoid doing something you will later regret.

Address Your Obstacles

Think about what is preventing you from finding a job. Roadblocks do happen. However, it is your job to find a way around obstacles instead of being stuck behind them.

Obstacles often involve job requirements. Evaluate yourself as a whole to see if you are a good fit for the job at hand. You can do this by making a list of the qualifications and skills that you have and the ones that you need. Compare the lists and see where you can improve. This can help make you the best candidate for the job and improve your career path forward.

Make a Plan

Once you determine what is tripping you up, you can make a plan for overcoming it. A setback is not the time to give up but rather the time to regroup and get organized. Determine your overall career goals and, more specifically, your job search goals. Your goal could be to improve a trade skill or computer knowledge, or something as simple as applying to two new jobs. Include goals for networking (for more information, keep reading), developing your skills, and updating your resume and cover letter. Then, set deadlines for when you want to accomplish your goals. Each week you will move closer and closer to finding your dream job.

Be sure to stay committed to your plan. Consider hanging it up in a central location or always leaving it open on your computer. This will ensure that your career development is always on the forefront of your mind. Doing this will also make it easier to track your progress and keep you motivated while you are achieving your goals.

Use Your Network

Never underestimate the power of a strong professional network. According to a recent survey, up to 85% of all jobs are filled by networking. This is truly a powerful tool that is often overlooked by job seekers. If you are growing tired of submitting application after application to online ad listings, it might be time to switch up your approach.

Call upon your existing network and try to make a few new contacts too. Reach out to old bosses and coworkers to see if they know about any job opportunities. Join a professional organization like the American Institute of Constructors or the National Society of Professional Engineer and make new business contacts. You can also take advantage of online networking opportunities like LinkedIn.

Redo Your Resume

If you’re having a hard time getting a job, it may not be your networking skills or qualifications at all. It may simply just be your resume. It is important to tailor your resume to the position you are looking for. Write down a list of relevant keywords to include in your resume. For example, if you are looking for a position as a project manager, use keywords like “leadership,” “experienced,” and “safety compliant.” Scan the job listing for the skills and qualifications the employer is looking for. This way, you can determine what skills and traits they value the most.

Work With a Recruiter

If you are feeling totally discouraged from your job search, it might be time to contact a qualified recruiter. A professional can provide a fresh perspective and use their network of contacts to get you moving in the right direction. Try to find a recruiter who specializes in the construction, engineering or environmental industries.