Earning more money can be as simple as assessing ALL of your skill sets. Most of don’t list all skills like typing, clerical, our ability to exhibit great customer service, we leave out things we think are irrelevant. However, it when you assess your skill set that you can begin to compare your skills to what is in demand. Then you can develop a plan to acquire the new skills you want. There are many way to acquire new skills without having to pay thousands of dollars. Let me know your thoughts about this topic I am interested in hearing your opinion?
When it comes to employment, increasing numbers of people are seeking more from their work than just collecting a paycheck. Finding work that has meaning and value is now high on the list of job seekers today. Having a process to evaluate a great job match is helpful in making that determination. There are 5 key factors that can be used to identify the ideal job. If you find yourself with less than 3 of the 5 it might be a cause for concern, and maybe time to look for a change.
The 5 keys are as follows:
Love What You Do
The first criterion in determining the ideal job is doing work that you love, that you are passionate about, that drives, energizes, and leaves you with a sense of personal satisfaction as you go about completing the daily tasks involved.
Love Why You Do It
Having a cause that is bigger than yourself is another critical aspect in determining meaningful work. Why you do something is equally, if not more, important than what you are doing. Knowing why you’re doing what you do provides additional energy and clarity to your work.
Love Where You Do It
Fortune magazine annually puts out a list of the best companies to work for. Google, SAS, and Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., are a few companies that have been on that list for multiple years. It’s no coincidence that companies that people enjoy working for achieve high levels of success. When you love your place of employment, and when your work is done in an pleasant environment, the quality of work produced is consistently higher.
Love Who You Do It With
In any working environment you are bound to run into someone who rubs you the wrong way. But when you love the people you work with, it makes going to work every day much more enjoyable. Working with a group of like-minded people with a shared vision and purpose adds value and meaning to any work situation.
Love Who You Do It For
This alludes back to the “why.” Who are the intended beneficiaries of your work? Who are your customers, clients, constituents (whatever you want to call them); what is the impact you have on their lives? When your work is centered on enhancing the lives of others, every aspect of your work is filled with unbridled vigor and meaning. When all five of these elements are in place, you can feel confident that you’ve found the ideal job. Some might say this isn’t realistic, but I disagree. It’s not common, but there are people enjoying and experiencing all 5 of these key elements in their work, myself included. How many of these can you apply to your current work situation? I would love to know.
The Rule of 72 is a mathematic way to determine how much our money will increase over the years. By dividing 72 by the rate of return investors can get an estimate of how much your money will double in a few years. Using the Rule of 72 can allow you to retire happily in a stable financial environment. The money you earn is in your hands so why not make your money work for you while you don’t have to lift a finger?
The U.S. Government created strict guidelines for employers to follow when interview potential candidates. These boundaries were created for your safety and privacy. When being questioned for a position it is important to know what you are not required to answer to avoid bias in the workplace. Employers are not allowed to ask question pertaining to race, nationality, religious beliefs, age if over 40, sex, including pregnancy, marital status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, physical disability, AIDS/HIV status or mental disability. In New Jersey the law is called New Jersey Law against Discrimination and federal anti-discrimination laws. This law prevents employer discrimination based on personal information. These are examples of questions they are not allowed to ask you during an interview.