How can I get away from my retail job to do video freelance work (that I love) in this economy?
Alex, Make a list of all the types of businesses that could benefit from using your services. Once the list has been made, contact those companies directly. I would suggest you walk-in and introduce yourself and have a portfolio ready to show them of the quality work you can do. It's important that you DO NOT SELL YOUR COMPANY - but rather SELL THE BENEFITS the customer will receive/obtain from utilizing your video services. Things like 'annual income', 'return on investment', "sales conversion" etc., etc, are all important to every business, so if you can address those issues and show them how they can achieve these things, your age won't be an issue. Personally speaking, a person's 'age' means nothing, as long as they prove to me that they know what they're doing, can prove to me that my business will grow from using their product/service, then I'm all for it! As an additional suggestion, head over to www.warriorforum.com/index.php Create a free account and post this very question in the main thread called "Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum" I know for a fact that many internet marketers are always hungry for anything they can use in order to help increase their own business. So, your very services can definitely be an added value for those in the Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale areas...and beyond. Hope this helps?
How do you write a resume to re-enter the work force after a 4 year abscense to be home with disabled child?
First things first, use Google and put in How do I write a resume? or Examples of resumes. That should get you a start on what to say and how to format it. As for going back to work after years of not working... I was married 7 years. My husband did not allow me to work. We got divorced. I had no money, rent was coming due, a quarter a tank of gas and no food in the house. Sitting on my front steps my neighbor asks why I am crying. I told him just what I told you. He said "you are good with computers right"? "Come in for an interview where I work tomorrow". I got the job. When they asked about the big gap I was honest about my husband not letting me. Hired on the spot. I would go to the employment office in your area and try to get a referral from them. I am sure you have a skill. Maybe even try to work with kids at a daycare I am sure you could get that kind of job. Good Luck hon!
If you work in retail, or have worked in retail before, what was the 'one' thing you truly hate about it?
People that demand your attention right then and there and then talk on their cell phones while you wait for them to end...I walk away. I was taught it is rude to listen in or interrupt someones phone call. If they get offended **** them. Your time is valuable as well and it is more important to be well mannered than rude. No boss will fire you for being polite and you can help other customers, A couple of others is people that want special treatment because they "spend so much money" here. And let us not forget people that want you to break the rules and possibly lose your job in the name of getting "the hook up". Friends won't want you to lose your job. Name droppers. The list goes on and on. I honestly think everyone should make a schedule for a staff for a month(try to accommodate every ones needs, child care, other jobs, transportation limitations etc. and still meet the needs of the business), work in retail during the holidays, and work in a restaurant for 6 months, I think they would treat people in those positions differently.
I'm 19 and me and my friend really wanted to get into the night club business, How do I start??
If you've never worked in the Food/Beverage/Entertainment industry, I'd suggest you find someone who currently is to apprentice yourself and learn from them, even if you have to work for free. There's no substitute for actually getting your hands dirty and seeing what it is like on a day-to-day basis. It's not all fun and games like you'd think.These types of establishments have the highest rate of failure of all small businesses - sometimes it's just not enough to have an academic education or to be a "people person", you gotta live it to know how it is. As for your start-up capital requirements - these types of places usually have a relatively high up-front small business investment requirement - $50K or greater. This money is going to help you with the prep for the opening and then to carry your business operating expenses through your first years, which will be lean profit-wise, I guarantee you, especially if you borrow from a bank. Contact your local Small Business Administration office for more info or go to www.sba.gov
Question for working moms with school age children?
Having been a working single mom and now a working married mom, I can tell you there are no good options for your situation. I have always relied on daycare. Like you, I did not have any family around, the few that were work full time as well. -if your kids are sick, you either stay home (regardless of the consequences at work) or you send them to school sick and tell them that if it gets too bad to call you (easier to get out of work for sick kids when you get a phone call to come and get them) -plan all your sick and vacation time around the kids days off. When there are days off and you don't have any more time off avail at work, you have to take it unpaid, send them to daycare, or find a friend to watch them. -for some days there is no daycare or school, you have to watch out for those days and make sure you use your time off carefully to cover those days first. -if your kid forgets to bring lunch or an instrument and you are at work they are SOL. It really sucks, but I am just being honest here.... You could get a job at the school or find one that has short hours during your time slot which is hard to find, change your 14 yo's schedule if possible so they are home by 4 pm, put them in daycare, use your network of other moms to find someone's house they kids can go to before or after school, etc...there is no ideal option here. I would not leave a young child w/ 14 yo's all day...they will go stir crazy. One thing you can do is work from home....the only legit work from home I know of is transcribing and the pay is crap. If you have to pay to work for a company it is not legit... Sorry there is no easy solution. **add on** Just thought of this, would you be interested in starting your own home daycare? Low start up cost, some home modifications, possibly some additional training, research on laws and such. You could be up and going in 3 months.....there is a HUGE need for daycares in most areas.
Etiquette rules you should know and follow.You should never forget to Thank your daily mates. It is very useful to keep the relationship strong.Yes, people laugh cowardly. Stop this and be a Gentleman.Show respect. Do not repeat again and again.Wear good clothes and according to the occasions. This is very important.Always keep the privacy. You are a human.This is a etiquette rule that everyone should know. Do not hesitate yourself and go first.There is no relevance to show that you are a smoker. Keep this with you. It is not something that needs a compliment.It is clear from the picture.Change your perfume if you are with same people all the day. They are bored by the same smell.Be a model of etiquette. If someone calls you by a irritating name or calling you by dis respecting you for example ' you there' , do not hear him and do not response.Ask the woman and there you go.Always follow this in the movie theater. And if you are a man then you should go first.This is of very high value. You should always keep some secrets to yourself and never try to reveal it.We all face this situation. Do not pedal splash anyone. Drive carefully.Always be to the left. Military people are exception because they need to salute anytime.If someone shouts or speak offending to you, Just smile and move on. Be a Gentleman or a lady.Don't just talk on phone because you don't have anything to do. Aviod calls and rather ask them to meet.Shoes are something people notice on first gaze. Keep it clean. If someone stamps on it then immediatly clean it with shoe napkin.If you face this situation, then all remember you should also great them.If you face this situation then don't worry, carry a coat on it.Always remember do not be on phone if you are with someone. Keep your phone in your pocket.Always call and then visit. You never know what other person might be doing.If you say you are inviting someone then it is necessary that you should pay, if you say let's go to restaurant then all of you pay equally.Hope you learn a lot from it.Thank you for reading.
What can I do with my management degree when I graduate, and when I don't have any management experience yet?
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Depressed and Jobless.?
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