If you keep track of the stock market, research public and private companies, or keep up with the newest events in the business world, you won’t want to miss the new Google Finance tool. This tool is still in the beta stage, so keep an eye out for future services, but so far Google Finance offers:
* Company Search
* Interactive Charts
* Business News
* Business Blog Results
* Company Management Teams
* Discussion Groups
Take a look around. Some of these free tools just may replace services that you’ve been paying to access.
What makes a good resume? Credentials? Awards? Citations? Probably. But the bottom line that most companies is how properly a person would outline and present his varied qualifications, experience and educational background. For one, employers want to easily spot how good a person is for him or her to be able in their organization.
Most of the time, people have this wrong notion that artistically designing their curriculum vitae will get the approval and nod of the jobs that they are applying for. If there is one thing that people should take into consideration is that most companies are more concerned with skills, experience and the educational attainment that people garner. It is not a presentation of trying to show how good you are artistically but rather on the content of your resume.
Some things to note in a resume:
1. Make sure that it is updated
2. List down the work experiences you have done, and give a brief explanation of prior duties and responsibilities.
3. Educational Attainment. Write a brief summary of what your course is about, assuming that it is not common to the usual ones in business or venture related. Itemizing the jobs and responsibilities would be a good way to help in assessing the fit for the job.
4. Practice proper grammar. This alone creates the impression for the applicant.
5. Avoid unnecessary information, such as sports committee member or anything unrelated that takes up space.
Applicants should consider, that the more brief and concise resumes will be given the immediate attention. It allows them to view the qualifications of their applicants faster and will thus be able to try to find job positions that may be relevant and matching the applicantâ€™s qualification.
Among the hardest parts of being a manager has, is to play mediator between the rank and file people and his superiors. Playing referee is not as easy as it seems and in most cases, if a person is not used to reading a personâ€™s personality and traits, chances are the message will not be made across as effectively as it should be.
Funny though, this seems like a simple communication problem. However, given the situation, one must consider that people are different from one another and the type of reception that most people would have is not comforting all the time. We all stand up for something that we believe that is right, but in a corporate setting, these issues tend to leave a mark. Business endeavors are entirely different from personal ones and the last thing that people need to do is take them in the wrong way. Emotions should not be mixed with a professional endeavor since doing so may get a person into more trouble or worse even fired.
Negotiation with a person is a form of indirect motivation in itself. In any case, an employee is given the chance to air his side to effectively weigh out the problem. Considering that they have the right to be heard, determining the level to which they should be talked at, and laying down the situation before them can more or less help the manager and the person assess the situation and determine the proper means to resolve an issue from getting out of hand. Negotiation is a key aspect here since exhausting all efforts to be able to maximize his current qualifications and at the same time transforming him to become more efficient is the key aspect of it all.
Just like in any negotiation prowess, failure to compromise will eventually lead to a failed attempt or worse parting of ways. While not all endeavors are deemed favorable in nature, it is the overall good of the business that should be in the best interest of a manager, and if lucky, the employee as well.
Becoming a manager may sound appealing to most people who are totally unaware of the business and professional world. In most cases however, the position is critical and at the same time carries a heavy load on the shoulders of the person who assumes the position. The responsibility of the person covers all aspects of his department and this includes productivity, maximizing resources and properly disseminating the duties and functions of every individual assigned under him and overlooking these people and ensuring that they perform expectedly according to their best.
Determining the extent of assigning the duties and delegating them properly, is similar to idenfitying the right ingredients to expect the department work harmoniously. Assigning the right amount of work, without burning out your staff yet achieving their expected output in the best possible way is one of the burdens that a good manager has to deal with.
The title of being a supervisor, manager, vice president, president or chief exectuive office may sound appealing but the right people who get these titles truly earned them and deserve it. They are the more experienced warriors in business and for sure, proper delegation of duties to the maximum extent is something that they are used to, and will definitely be in the best interest of both the organization and the labor force that compose the company as a whole.
Over at The Blog Herald, I take a moment to address professional dress.