In this economic situation, we often see many companies are downsizing and closing were many people are losing their jobs and even have more difficulty in finding a new jobs because they are racing with the others who lost their jobs as well. In spite of the bad economy, there are jobs that are blossoming because most companies are turning into to cut cost on manpower services like marketing, customer service, accounting services and admin tasks. These jobs are found online and they are called Virtual Assistants jobs. Virtual assistants work form their home were they only need a good internet connection, a computer and a headset and you are off to work at the comfort of your own home.
Working from home have many benefits which you did not pay attention because you were employed in a reputable company. Put worries behind because with experience and skills that you have gained from your previous employment, it will definitely help you get a good paying online job. This may not make you a rich person but it will help your day to day expenses.
These are some of the benefits that your can get in working from home.
Helps in saving money and time
Working at the comfort of your home will help you save on money spent on gas, bus or train tickets in going to and from your work plus you will not go through the hassle and stress of being stuck in a traffic especially on a rainy or snowy weather. Instead, the time you spent to travel from your home to your office will be spent to help your kid with his/her homework. You will also save on money spent for food during your lunch and breaks. And not only that, you will no longer spent your money to buy expensive working clothes. You can have this savings pay your other bills like your mortgage, utilities or insurance.
Flexible working hours and lesser stress
Another benefit in working from home is you have a flexible working hours were you can choose your time of availability that will suit your family’s needs. Your home is a conducive environment for work with lesser stress because you will not deal with an impossible office mate and supervisor that is very hard to please. Thus, minimizing work related stress plus you can have more time to spend with your family and friends.
Avenue to earn more
Time is no longer an issue if you work from home. Because you have so much time to spend, you can increase your earnings by applying extra jobs as part-time or you can start your own small business out of your passion, whether from baking cookies to making an amazing scrapbooks as a good memorabilia. This can be a good start to become a huge success from earning small amount of dollars to thousands of dollars. Which is also a good opportunity for to become your own boss.
Working from home is beneficial to people not just for stay home moms. You can flourish from this business if are hard working, have a sense of integrity and able to meet expectations right on time. With online home based jobs, your future will shine like the sun.
Over the years, more and more Baby Boomers and older adult workers have been looking for retirement jobs, while more and more employers are now in need of older workers for their retirement jobs. In former times, the answer to retirement jobs used to be a strict ‘no-no’ when the line between work and retirement was clearly defined. In those days, most people worked until the age 65 or so, saved up a substantial amount of money, and then headed to their rocking chairs to relax and bide their time.
So, why are more Baby Boomers and older workers seeking retirement jobs?
Today, whether or not they retire before the age of 65, or perhaps after the age, an increasing number of baby boomers and older workers are now choosing to make retirement jobs a steady part of their retirement years. According to reports by the National Council on Aging, it is estimated that almost one out of three Americans aged 65 or more has a retirement job and at least works part-time.
This trend is more or less likely to increase as the years go by since more and more baby boomers are preparing to retire from their regular jobs. According to a survey:
A staggering 85 percent of baby boomers have claimed to be working in retirement jobs.
Only 10 percent said that they expected to work full-time in a retirement job.
Roughly 60 percent said that they would rather work part-time either for fun or income.
Nearly 15 percent of them said that they’d rather start their own retirement jobs.
© 2008 Anna D. Banks, GCDF
Anna D. Banks, a passionate advocate for baby boomers in exploring their priorities, planning and setting goals for the next stage of their lives. Assisting her clients to attract and build a professional and personal life consistent with their values is not just a goal of Anna’s, it’s her passion. Her diverse work experience in business, education and financial services enables her to help the diverse population of baby-boomers with their life, career, and personal finance coaching needs. Anna is currently Adjunct Faculty at Essex County College, where she teaches Career Development & Management.
The current minimum wage in the United States of America is $5.15 per hour and some believe it should be much higher. In fact the city of Chicago wanted to mandate that the employment wages could not go less than $10 per hour and some agreed. Recently the United States Congress and the United States Senate voted on a minimum-wage bill, which they did not pass.
Now each side of the aisle is blaming the other side for not allowing the minimum-wage law to pass. However from a free market standpoint the minimum wage should be zero dollars per hour. Yes, you heard me right the minimum wage should be zero. In other words there should be no minimum-wage law and that is the truth about minimum wage. With unemployment rates hovering between 4.6% and 5% we simply do not need a minimum-wage law.
If an employer does not pay the minimum wage in those employees will find work elsewhere and therefore competition will dictate price. Those employers who pay more dollars per hour will end up with the best workers and those that don’t will get the worst workers. Smart companies will want the best workers and therefore pay the most money and that solves that problem we do not need any more laws. Makes sense right? Now then consider all this in 2006 when discussing minimum wage theory.
Having a successful career is one of the vital priorities of each individual. Nobody denies the fact that a person can attain satisfaction if his labor is doing very well all throughout time though failures are inevitable. A lot of newly graduate students keep on struggling as to how and where to find for a stable job that could provide their daily needs. For that reason, colleges and universities are supporting and preparing their graduates for better career opportunities related and according to the course that they have finished.
Usually, students in college level are being told to maintain high grades in order to obtain a good record in their transcripts which is very useful in entering to the world of business, health care and many more. Employment in the real world is actually tough and competitive. You will never get a chance to prove your skills to the employer or hiring company if you will not put on your confidence every time you will encounter these persons. That is why before you will apply; make sure that you already set your mind. Mind setting is a great thing to maintain optimism and self-esteem. Use all the trainings that you had when you are still studying as your valuable credentials.
Be determined with your goals. You will not ever make it if giving up is part of your options. When you are determined to attain a goal that you’ve set, you will definitely strive hard to reach it. Just be persistent and take every failure as a new challenge and experience. To get frustrated and depressed in your failures is a normal reaction but make sure that you will learn from it and move on. This real world especially the market is very competitive. It can even be described as survival of the fittest. That is why you must hang on and push through. Your courage, determination and persistence will surely help you in obtaining a sweet success in the future.
Set your ambitions. Being ambitious is not a bad attitude. Actually, it is a good motivator to keep you going because you have something in mind that you want to reach. However, do not expect that you will hit your goal in an instant without doing anything. you should already accept that part of your great ambitions are the difficulties and struggles that might come along your way so do not be so relaxed in pursuing the career that you’ve always wanted.
Enhance your skills from time to time. Since learning is a continuous process, it means to say that there is no end for learning new skills and talents each day. Always be ready at all times when you go for job interviews. Be firm in your answers especially when the employer is asking for your credential. Do not hesitate to tell everything that can impress your employer so that he will already think of hiring you based on the confidence and good performance that you’ve shown in the interview. Just always remember not to disappoint anyone so that you will maintain a positive impression for yourself that anyone could respect and recognize.