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Your opinion matters

IN MY OPINION…

How often do you express your opinion? Too often or too little? What separates an over opinionated dickhead from a genuine caring and helpful individual?

Personally, I don’t like sharing my opinion for multiple reasons and prefer to keep my opinions to myself. 

Young father

HOW A YOUNG FATHER FOUND HIS WAY FORWARD.

This is my personal story highlighting experiences during my life. It is with certainty that I say my story is only one out of potentially thousands in the world. I hope this encourage some other young father with a similar tale to tell their story and you may even find that you end up helping others in similar situations. I certainly never had any type of guidance on what the correct way forward was. Just know that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Man searching for a job in the newspaper

HOW TO STOP YOUR CAREER FROM STAGNATING?

What happens when you have a degree and your career is not advancing as fast as you want it to? What do you do? This started happening to me and I foresaw that my career was not heading in the right direction. I will discuss what I did to avoid my career from stagnating and created a resume that stood out from the rest.

old businessman

AN OLD DOG CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS!

In addition to How to stop your career from stagnating which has a more youthful appeal to it, there is another side to this coin. I have seen a lot of elderly people who need work but simply choose to give up and accept defeat. I’m sorry but I simply do not believe that there is not any work out there for the elderly. After all, your experience will count for something. I hope to provide some inspiration to the older generation currently facing a bleak retirement. I discuss two ways in which you could potentially generate some income.

motivation

HOW TO GET MOTIVATED!

We all have those rough, exhausting and demotivating days whether at work or during your personal life. I’ve collected and created some motivational quotes that help me in these moments. I hope the below helps motivate you as much as it is still helping me.

Millennials on a phone

THE SECRET TO WORKING WITH MILLENNIALS.

Nowadays there are few millennials staying in one position for a long period of time. Not like the old days when employees use to stay at a company for over 20 years. There is a way that businesses can work with millennials and secure long, prosperous careers for millennials. Businesses will therefore save time, training resources and stress of constantly advertising job vacancies because their staff keep resigning. Both businesses as well as millennials need to pay close attention in order for this to work. One day you will have to employ millennials if you want your business to be sustainable, grow and adapt to the ever changing economy.

Business stress

HOW TO AVOID BUSINESS STRESS?

Ever been in an interview where you have been asked “How do you handle stress?” How did you respond? What is the correct answer to this question? The below will address my opinion on why this question is most commonly asked during the interviewing process as well as suggest ways that you can respond to this question.

Social Media optimized

A SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

In my experience, most small businesses still do not understand the power of social media marketing. They do not understand which platforms will work best for their business as well as how to efficiently manage those platforms. Time and resources can also contribute towards the problem. What I am saying is that the small guys have a bigger voice now and here is why.

Marketing collaboration

HOW TO IMPRESS YOUR MARKETING MANAGER!

Landing your first proper marketing position is extremely daunting. Studying a marketing degree or diploma gives you the theoretical knowledge you need however putting your knowledge to good use within an organisation is rarely used. Often marketing managers will disregard your advice because you are in an entry level position and still have a lot to learn. This statement is partially true because you are new and will not have acquired the knowledge needed to market the business however your opinions should not be any less valued.

Website optimization stats shown on Laptop

WHY IS WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION SO IMPORTANT?

You may come across business decision makers that still do not understand the value in optimizing their business website. A common statement is these individuals often use is that they do not see the return on investment. How will optimizing the website directly result in more sales? This post aims to explain why website optimization is so important in an extremely easy way. You need to understand what website optimization is first. Secondly where does digital and social media marketing come into the equation.