How do you tell if the job you are looking for is right for you or not?13 minute
At the point when you are looking for an occupation, it's essential to consider something other than the activity itself. The activity, obviously, is significant, yet it's a smart thought to audit something other than the check and employment duties. It doesn't make a difference how great work it is in case you're not going to be cheerfully doing it.
Your objective ought to be to verify a position which fits pleasantly with who you are as an individual and with your way of life. At the point when the activity is as near an ideal match as it very well may be, it will work with both your own and expert yearnings.
How might you tell whether the activity is a sufficient match to apply for and, considerably more critically, how would you know whether you ought to acknowledge an extend for an employment opportunity? In spite of the fact that there are never any ironclad ensures, following an attentive procedure can expand your odds of settling on a dependable choice.
Various Elements to Consider:
A significant initial step is to build up a rundown of what you are searching for in work. Everybody's profile for the ideal employment will contrast, yet here are a few variables to consider as you gather your rundown:
Your fulfillment with an occupation will be resolved in a huge part by how invigorating the day by day undertakings are for you. Indeed, even the most lucrative or most lofty activity can get old rapidly on the off chance that you despise the work. Inquire as to whether the errands associated with the activity will draw in the aptitudes you appreciate using so you will be invigorated by the work and bound to prevail in the position. Make a rundown of your most significant abilities and circle the ones which you have most delighted in applying to past occupations, humanitarian effort, exercises, and scholastic activities.
As you read the set of working responsibilities and talk about the situation through the meeting procedure, check how well the activity coordinates with the rundown of aptitudes you incline toward utilizing.
Indeed, even what seems like as well as can be expected to miss the mark in the event that you are discontent with your degree of pay. Know about the degree of salary and advantages which you need, need and merit. Research compensation midpoints for your field and area so you know the going rate. Discovering that you are come up short on contrasted with your friends after you start work can be crippling.
Consider the perfect administrator for you and cautiously assess the individual with whom you would be working in an objective position. Consider factors, for example, regardless of whether you favor a hands-on chief or one who will leave you to work autonomously. Request that imminent partners depict the administration style of your conceivable administrator and search for both verbal and non-verbal prompts about how the person's character would mix with yours. Ponder tolerating on the off chance that you don't care for the individual who might be your administrator.
Open door for Headway
On the off chance that you are keen on climbing inside your field, at that point you will need to decide how and when you could be advanced at your objective boss and what those positions may resemble. Research the normal compensation increments for advancements.
For some people, where the activity is found can be critical. Nearness to expressions of the human experience, culture, recreational exercises, mountains, the sea, family, companions, and great schools would all be able to be factors. The length and nature of one's drive can impact how acceptable a vocation will be too.
Vision and Mission
Ensure that you can grasp the objectives of the imminent boss or in any event are not estranged by the items and administrations provided or the manner in which business is directed. For instance, an individual whose essential qualities focus on propelling the open generosity presumably not be upbeat working for an organization that produces tobacco items paying little heed to how well the activity and pay fit them generally.
Culture of the Association
For some specialists, a significant part of how they feel about their activity is the manner by which the way of life of the business mixes with their qualities and way of life. How formal or casual is clothing regulation? Does the association esteem advancement? Do choices stream from top administration down, or is the procedure increasingly law based? Is work/life balance supported or are representatives expected to work 60 hours of the week? Is the association worried about natural issues? Do they urge representatives to perform network administration?
Factors, for example, regardless of whether a business is in a developing or declining industry, whether their piece of the pie is expanding or diminishing, and the nature of their official authority can affect the odds that you may be laid off sooner rather than later.
If you are worried about how others see you, the status of a business and a specific activity may impact your choice. For instance, how might feel about filling in as a director for Microsoft versus some rip-off?
Break down the Activity and the Business
When you have chosen your criteria you will have two alternatives for deciding how well an occupation accommodates your particulars dependent on your basic leadership style. In the event that you are an instinctive sort, you may just survey what you think about the position and ponder how well you feel it addresses your issues. Your gut is quite often right, so hear it out if it's expression accept the position – or don't accept the position.
On the off chance that you are all the more diagnostically or quantitatively arranged, you can allot a load to each factor in your criteria on a size of 10 dependent on how significant that component is to you. At that point rate on a size of 10 the amount of each factor the activity you are thinking about offers you.
For instance, if work content has a significance of 10 to you and a specific employment propositions a degree of 8 in work content, at that point, you would dole out an aggregate of 80 focuses for that factor. On the off chance that the pay wasn't as significant – 8 out of 10 for instance, yet the pay for the activity is at a degree of 6, at that point, you would have 48 focuses for pay.
You would then be able to include the score for every one of your components and determine a complete score. In the event that you believe that score is sufficiently close to the most extreme conceivable score, and the activity feels right to you, at that point it is likely a solid match.
In either case, you will need to recognize major issues or factors which would make any position unseemly. For instance, the drive may be excessively far, the compensation is excessively low, the supervisor isn't somebody you would need to work for, or the hours wouldn't fit in with your family obligations.
Try not to Be Hesitant to State No (Bless your heart)
I once turned down an occupation after rehashed offers more cash, on the grounds that the cash wasn't sufficient to conquer what I saw as negatives while assessing the activity. I would not like to work in the area where the activity was or in the workplace that was set up by the organization. My gut let me know "no," and it merited tuning in to. I got an extension for a superior employment opportunity not long after I declined the one which was anything but a solid match.
On the off chance that you have any faltering about saying indeed, or if the positives don't exceed the negatives, reconsider before applying. Unquestionably reconsider before tolerating an employment bid. It's a lot harder to leave an occupation that isn't working out than it is to turn it down.
When to State No
You don't need to hold up until you're extended to an employment opportunity to turn it down. In the event that you have rethought after you have applied, it's satisfactory to pull back from thought for the activity. You can do that anytime in the enlisting procedure. Actually, despite the fact that you may have been a top applicant, the business will be happy you pulled back before they put additional time and vitality in your office. Employing administrators are additionally searching for the best competitor fit.
In the event that you as of now have an offer that you've chosen not to acknowledge, figure out how to amiably decay it.
Anika Manocha- Changing perspectives, changing lives1 minute
We can all agree on this, staying away from negative news is impossible nowadays. Be it social media or your google news feed it’s a reality, that we all are dealing with a lot of stress and uncertainty.
We have anxiety and fear due to a lot of issues such as apprehensions regarding contracting the Coronavirus, the health risk of family members, keeping kids occupied while being indoors all-day, managing to get work done from home or simply coming to terms with the separation anxiety. As the days go by, the stress can eventually build up -affecting us both physically and mentally.
Hence Glo-Community has collaborated with Anika Manocha to help you manage stress during the Pandemic.
Ms.Anika Manocha is a Master's in Psychology from KUK, Haryana, a counseling psychologist and a Certified CBT trainer.
Anika has been actively involved in Uplifting children who are victims of Child Labour and is also a Marriage & Family Counsellor and has been successful in bringing about an improvement in many relationships. She is a Visiting Counselor in schools and takes online Counselling to help people understand their problems and find a better solution in their day to day life.
Register for the Webinar on "Managing Stress during the Pandemic" On 7th August -
Time - 1 pm to 2 pm
- Recognizing the difference between pressure and stress
- Understanding the symptoms and causes of stress
- Consequences of not managing stress
- Circle of influence and control – how to take positive action
- Adopting the right mindset to handle stress effectively
- Practical tips for managing stress
Online Businesses You Can Start Quickly And Earn Well!5 minute
The article guides you through some online businesses you can start TODAY from the comfort of your home.
Staying at home has caused many of us to explore the inner Creative Gurus in ourselves. Personally, I find myself doing things I otherwise couldn’t imagine indulging such as baking a cake, trying out a FAD diet just for the fun of it, counting my steps (Not to brag, but I’m way past the 10K a day mark, *cue applause*), taking new courses on recycling, brush lettering and novel writing and my favourite: trying a new steak sauce recipe. Can you imagine the kind of proactiveness it takes to want to try out a new steak sauce recipe? (For the record, balsamic barbeque For. The. Win.)
It’s not uncommon to look at your social media feed and feel discouraged about not doing enough. Change can be mighty frightening for some people and takes them a whole lot of courage to ride the wave of change. You might look at monetizing some of your various talents but shy away because “a million people already seem to be doing the same”. Layoffs and paycheck cuts can increase this pressure of wanting or worse: needing to make some quick money to make ends meet.
Take a deep breath in before you read this article and remind yourself that you’re not alone in this.
While it may first seem overwhelming to start an online business out of the blue, especially when your career so far has been more non-virtual and hands-on and you seem to have very little knowledge on the subject, it’s important to note that rapidity is what sets these businesses apart. Most online businesses are almost worth the risk, simply because the investment that goes into building one is almost nothing as opposed to the massive amount of learning that comes with it. (even without a clear success at first attempt). Glo has taken this subject as one that’s close to our heart, and more so now, to guide you through some online businesses you can start TODAY from the comfort of your home and the mini-steps you can take for each of them that will lead you to success: gradually, but surely.
11 Online Businesses you can start quickly and earn well:
Practice Affiliate Marketing
You’ve probably already heard of the term affiliate marketing before and associate it with a complex growth marketing tactic. But it’s a rather simple concept to grasp if you learn about it. Affiliate marketing is essentially the process of earning a commission by means of promoting someone else’s (or another company’s) product. For instance, if you own a website of your own, and promote products of another brand by providing links to their catalogue, and a sale is made through this link, then you’re entitled to earn a commission for the same.
But how do you get started with affiliate marketing?
- Amazon: If you’re new to the world of affiliate marketing, you can be lost. A lot of affiliate marketers find success with amazon. Not only are there a million products to choose from, but amazon also kind of makes it simpler for a beginner with its Amazon Associates Program.
- Informative Products: Promoting video series, ebooks, membership sites, new releases, etc can earn you over 50% or more in commission and even has lesser barriers to entry. These products are also easy to find and promote if you know where to find them.
In fact, a lot of great marketers, including Neil Patel, have spoken of how to find a niche for affiliate marketing and earn profits quickly - so learning how to get started should be the least of your worries. Although, in addition to affiliate marketing, it might also be really helpful to know (at least the basics) of SEO and copywriting. Some great books on the subject are SEO for beginners 2020 and The art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine optimization.
You’re wondering if the last bit was affiliate marketing, aren’t you?
Set Up An eCommerce Site
Before you start scrolling down assuming that “building a site” is only for the techies - hear me out. If you have an idea and possess basic knowledge of how an online store works, there aren’t a lot of barriers to overcome before setting up your very own e-commerce store. Sustainable products, local products, handcrafted goods, sanitization products - these are some markets that people are currently exploring vastly - and if you have the means to bring these products online, then the technology of it shouldn’t stop you from doing so. In fact, there are several websites ( such as Airtable and Bubble ) you can use today with possessing no knowledge of coding whatsoever. Shopify is built for e-commerce and you can use it to build your very own virtual shop with low investment, no coding skills and a free 30-day trial to experiment with too!
Things to remember before setting up an E-commerce site:
- Study about the internet market experience. What are customers drawn to, what is it that they seem to interact well with, resonate with
- Find a market that’s profitable. Do some keyword research and try and find an untargeted niche. There might be a hundred online stores selling furniture, but you could pick dressers (for example) as your niche and ace that space.
- Do a profit analysis. If you're selling a product whose manufacturing & distribution costs are almost as much as your selling price, there’s no point dealing with such minimal margins and putting in all that effort for nothing.
- Assess if the product you aim to sell is part of a growing market. Something that's already reached its peak in the market is not very easy to scale and sustain (like VCRs for example). You need a product with solid growth potential.
Start That Blog You’ve Always Wanted To! - And Monetize It
Starting a blog is not just a fantastic way to voice out your thoughts and opinions on different subjects, it can also earn you quite a bit of money if you’re consistent and adept with all the available tools you can utilize to grow your audience. It’s easier than ever to start a blog in 2020 and make it a potential source of income. But you’ve to be willing, patient and consistent to reap profits from your writing. You also need to generate valuable content that is engaging and educating to capture the interest of your audience.
Eventually, you can aim at monetizing your blog by selling relevant digital products or ads, sponsored posts, ebooks, etc once you have a good number of readers who come on to your page.
Become a Facebook Ad Expert
Many companies struggle with running successful ad campaigns. Read that again. Facebook and Instagram give you a seamless journey as a user who’s trying to display ads for their brands - it almost feels like following these steps are enough. But there are few businesses who run successful ads and this is only after some serious studying of the Facebook ad metrics. If it were so easy to run ads that worked, do you think people would be selling their “How to create successful ads” courses for thousands of rupees? The answer is, of course, no.
A lot of companies are in need of Facebook advertising experts and if this interests you, you can take the time to learn the ins and outs of Facebook, how to get the most return on an ad investment and reach out to businesses to assist them with your expertise on the subject.
Become a Skype (or Zoom) Coach
If you truly consider yourself to be an expert on a subject matter - be it yoga, knitting, nutrition, meditation, business & strategy consultation - or anything else that people might be interested to learn too - you can start by building a client base and coaching these clients online either daily, weekly or monthly.
There are coaches available for everything today - dating, health, life and even things like palmistry, astrology and tarot card reading. These are areas people seem to be getting interested in of late and could use some guidance from an expert.
Furthermore, you can always aim to increase your client base by appearing credible - enlist yourself on curated websites, set up your own website and but up blog articles to educate people and market yourself well, get certified if you must - all this makes people feel like you know your stuff and sign-ups become a cakewalk once you appear credible.
Dropshipping essentially means creating an online store but to sell other people’s products. One of the main reasons people opt for dropshipping is because they don’t have to do any of the manufacturing or shipping and still get a commission on every sale made. The main benefit is that you’re not at risk of stocking up on a product and losing money if it doesn’t sell. The barrier to entry is low and so is the investment. It is, of course, easier for an already established e-commerce brand such as amazon (who also sells their own products) to practice dropshipping, and the competition is massive - but the key is to figure out a product niche that has an audience but not many competitors selling within this niche.
There are apps like Shopify and Oberlo that also help connect you with suppliers to import products to your store.
Ways to make dropshipping a successful business:
- Gather the same products from different suppliers, to create a store that serves variety within a specific niche.
- Offer a superior value proposition through quality content and top-notch customer service that creates value way beyond selling products
- Target an untapped region on the world map (but be sure to pay attention to shipping costs).
- Target different set of audiences with the same product (for example, target music festival stalls with led gear)
While Creative writing may require a whole other process and headspace, there’s something about technical writing that people seem to have a grasp on even without any prior experience. Do you see the instruction manuals on a new remote control car? Or safety compliances of the various products displayed online? - That's essentially the job of a technical writer.
Even writing resumes, cover letters and press releases are options you could explore, besides technical writing. People are always on the lookout for jobs - and they’re always looking to prettify their resumes and cover letters. If you think you could be good at this stuff - you can always give it a shot and find interesting work online. (Freelancer and Upwork are popular sites)
Start a Print-on-Demand Service
If you’re good at designing, or even have a fairly good hand with design software - this is something you can explore. Again, you would have to cater to a specific niche - like doctors or gamers or cat lovers, for example, and create customized digitals to get them printed on various merchandise including mugs, t-shirts, posters and stickers. A lot of people are making tangible products out of their beautiful yet quirky designs today and in the process - turning their Instagram accounts into virtual gift shops!
What's more, is that if you have a printer at home, all you need to do is buy heat transfer sheets and you can start printing at home using just an iron box!
Convert Your Service Into a Product
One of the obvious downsides to running a service-based business is that you only get paid strictly for your time and skills. It’s not flexible. If you “Productize” your service i.e, you create a physical/digital product that sells your expertise as a package, you can add additional revenue streams to your business as well.
Examples of “productising” a service include:
- Downloadable reports
- Digital templates
Most of these ideas involve digital media that has been packaged as a product, which means there’s no inventory to keep around. If you’re running your home business on Shopify, you can also sell digital products effortlessly using the Digital Downloads or SendOwl app.
SEO and PPC Consulting
If building your website from scratch isn’t for you - you can always guide others’ websites to rank high on google search results. When a website ranks higher, it gets more and more relevant traffic and in turn, naturally makes more revenue.
This is a highly valued skill in the world of internet marketing - but not an easy one since google is always changing algorithms. You have to be committed to being on the leading edge, learning as well as testing new strategies. If you manage to master SEO, companies tend to pay quite a lot for it.
Similar to SEO (but not quite), Pay per click advertising helps rank your ad at the top of google search as “sponsored”. It’s a type of internet marketing where advertisers pay a fee every time their ad gets clicked. Unlike SEO, PPC is buying visits to your site (which is a short-cut, but equally effective nonetheless)
If you master these basic digital marketing techniques, you’d be of high value for any business trying to scale online.
Start Your Own Clothing Line
Have you ever thought of owning your own clothing line but were not quite sure about how to take off with just designs on your hand? We’ve got good news. Oberlo, Printify, Printful, or similar product sourcing apps automatically link your Shopify store to apparel printers and manufacturers. They also take care of the retail fulfilment process giving a whole lot of freedom to design and ship a range of clothing pieces.
So all you really need to kickstart your very own clothing line is the skill to design creative/trendy clothing and a Shopify store to sell the same. Amazing, isn’t it?
It is indeed a satisfying process to create products that people will use every day. Plus, as soon as your Shopify store is built, you’ll be able to start selling your clothes almost instantly. Besides, the feeling of seeing one’s own designs come to life by transforming all the creativity into something real and profitable is truly unmatched.