Business and Music

>> Thursday, September 18, 2014

We’ve been thinking of a good business to start next year as my sister and I are looking through some possibilities of making it good in some kind of retail business. It’s actually my plan five years ago when I resigned from my 16-year old job but I found myself so engrossed in online writing that it was put aside. Paid blogging was at its peak then and starting a business of my own may not be a good idea since I’m busy with my writing career. 

Anyway since we’re really thinking of adding up a new source of income to our current office salaries we’re considering of putting up a general merchandise shop that would have three kinds of semi-stores such as meat shop, school and office supplies and electronics/computer supplies. Well it’s a kind of shop that will serve as an outlet for the things that we often need in school and home without going too far from your home. 

It’s still in the planning stage for now and since my kids are so fond of musical instruments the idea of adding a music store might be a good one. Of course it will have our favorite string instruments like the Jay Turser Guitars I found online, violin, keyboards, drum sets and other musical instruments commonly used by hobbyists and enthusiasts. I know that music awareness can really be of great help to prevent children and teenagers from engaging in various vices. It will be an added skill as well.

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Working in Projects

>> Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We’re approaching the last phases of our work in our project but I still can’t project if we can finish the project by the end of this year. We’ve requested for a realignment and extension until next month but it’s still in process so we really can’t tell how long we’ll be employed for the said project. I’m actually concerned with the CAD operators because for extension project nearing the end of contracts they usually minimize the number of staff and operate on a skeletal force. 

With the progress we’re having the first group to finish will be the design plans group and as early as now some of them were given a month extension only. Oh well after the end of this one I’ll start another one again which if plans pushed through will be a longer term design and construction project. Even if there’s an opening in the head office I still prefer to be in the project as I feel more comfortable and I learn a lot. 

Sixteen years in the head office is just enough for me, I want to enjoy my work life now in the project with more work but with less stress. I don’t want to grow old early with anxiety and work-related problems like my friend whose now wearing hair wigs to cover up receding and grey hairs brought about by being workaholic and too much stress.

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Importance of Books to Children’s Learning

>> Thursday, August 14, 2014




Books are vital for enhancing knowledge and instilling useful information to children. From experience I know that reading books help in developing the children’s mind in whatever field they want to excel. It brings out the best in you in writing, creating fresh ideas and learning several aspects of education and life itself.

This is the reason why starting from preschool level children need to study with specialized books to develop not just their mental abilities but their psychological and social abilities as well. There are millions of books available for our specific needs and requirement and educators see to it that learners will be able to use proper books according to their grade level. Revisions and improvement of books are also given attention to ensure that learning upgrade all the time.

Aside from the books our children use in school they should also be exposed to other books that will enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of arts, music and some other recreational activities. From the day that they can see and identify things they should be given books apt to their age to develop identification of colors, shapes, images and later on alphabets and numbers.

These kinds of books are usually colorful and with attractive presentations as children's book illustrators know perfectly how to get the attention of the children and to entice them to see and read. Most of them create educational books, picture books, cartoons, coloring books, magazines for children and some other form of books that caters to children’s market.

Some authors writes only and have the pictures illustrated by others but most illustrators can write as well. It’s important that they publish quality books for better understanding and learning of children. Oh well it’s one of my dreams too – to write a book for children sharing not just my thoughts and ideas when I was a child but to share my good old stories with nice pictures as well.

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Learning Sales Resource and Selling Techniques

>> Monday, August 11, 2014



All my previous jobs taught me several things and gave me work experiences that enhanced not just my education but skills as well. Even though my career path traverse through a different road from computer engineering to human resource, administration and accounting I feel so blessed that God has helped me succeed in an entirely different world of expertise. After just 5 years of practicing my college degree I was geared to learn various aspects of work by the training and trust given to me by my kind employer. As my obtained degree in College is really different from my passion the chance given to me was just perfect because I was also given the chance to enhance my writing and finance abilities. I took the shift as a good thing and mastered my newly found craft which gave me financial stability throughout my working years.

Two years ago when I was in a pioneering company they introduce me to another untraveled career path which is all about sales. I’ve had some small stints previously in a minor Telco company but it’s not really a full time sales job. Well the company opened a new world to me where I had undergone a formal training in sales and on the high technology equipment and gadgets we’re selling. The training gave me not only knowledge and techniques but confidence as well as how to handle calls and meetings with prospective clients.

Providing good quality training and sales ideas are a plus to train sales force into making good sales of whatever products they offer. Sales is more than just making money out of your saleable goods but learning the best side of the craft as well. By way of knowing how to learn sales training techniques online you can improve your selling skills, learn better techniques, and use the best content available to achieve your sales goals.

It’s good that there are sites that help sales people and account executives to get valuable sales resource, sales practices and processes, principles, learning units with quizzes and all available techniques on optimum sales results. Well it’s not that late for others to try the world of selling, who knows? You might be the next best salesman/saleswoman in the world.

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Some Things that Keeps Me Away from Work

>> Saturday, July 26, 2014

My work fills most of my time away from my home and family so when I want to do something other than my office routines I do it on break time. If all of my office mates were either doing online browsing or resting I spend my time doing my online writing. Sometimes I feel like I’m a robot or something for spending all of my time on work but it’s the real me – a certified workaholic. Well few times I give myself a break and wind away from computer and bond with office friends but most of the times I fill my spare time with worthwhile browsing. 

Anyway if there are things that keep me away from work it’s browsing favorite sites for good reads and online window shopping for shoes, bags, gadgets and musical items for the family. Lately my dear daughter has been coaching me to look at gutar center for her favorite musical instrument and accessories. Her own guitar is not in good condition and she’s just using a borrowed one in practicing her musical pieces. Next month she’ll be performing as musician in their mini play presentation and as early as now she’s using all her spare time to master her craft. I’m saving some money now to buy her a better and high quality guitar to replace her old one.

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Doing the Job You Love To Do

>> Thursday, July 10, 2014


Source: 201consulting.org via Race on Pinterest

We all have our ups and downs on our jobs but we must admit that beyond all these our love for our work stands out and no matter what happens we like the feeling that we’re financially stable.  Our jobs give us provision for the things we need and support our family as well; as such we give our best to show our capabilities to reach our goal of career advancement.   Some are lucky to be promoted; others are not and most try their best through their years of service hoping that their good fortune will come next. 


These are all for our financial needs and career dreams but when we talk of happiness it’s finding a job that excites you every day-something that you look forward every morning that you go to work.  This is also the time when you care more about the people that you work with rather than the amount you get from your work.  Well if you really love the things you’re doing sometimes the salary is not the first to consider because after all if you hate your job you wouldn’t be your best ever.

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You’re Hired! 5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out In the Crowd

>> Friday, June 20, 2014


The jobs market is a very competitive place, with some recruiters reporting receiving hundreds of applications for a single position. Even when the number of people vying for the role isn’t that high, you are still nearly always going to be up against other people, some of whom may look rather similar to yourself in terms of qualifications and experience. So how can you make sure that your resume is the one the hirers are noticing? Start by checking out the five tips below.

1. Tailor Your Resume To The Job

Your resume needs to tell your professional story succinctly – but there are different ways that you can present the information so that you stand out as a star candidate for the role at hand. You can have a basic template to use, but tweaking which skills and experience to highlight to suit every application is recommended over using the same document for every application.

2. Include A Cover Letter

This shows that you have taken extra initiative, and can help serve as a form of selection criteria if none was provided for a position. Needless to say, this document also needs to be highly customised for each position that you apply for. It doesn’t have to be long – one page should be sufficient, but it can help introduce you and lets you inject some of your personality to support your resume.

3. Include Descriptions in Your Job Titles

A job title rarely accurately describes what the position actually entailed, so consider adding some key words so that your skills and experience stand out. For example, “Online Marketing Executive With Ad Words Certification” is that little bit more descriptive than a generic term like “Online Marketing Executive”. Please note you should never ‘tweak’ the actual job title though – honesty is still the best policy.

4. Make Sure it Matches LinkedIn

While you want to put yourself forward in the best light possible, in addition to always being factual and honest in your resume, you also need to make sure that what you’re submitting matches your digital footprint. It is also a good idea to ensure that your other social media profiles are set so that only your friends can see your posts and your display pictures are relatively tasteful.

5. Inject Personality Professionally

Unless you are applying for a particularly creative role, your resume still needs to present as a professional document. Limit the use of colours, use a standard and easy to use font and while headings are recommended don’t go too overboard with bolds, italics and underlines. Let your skills and experience be what really shines. 

Your resume is an advertisement for yourself, so it is essential to put your best self forward and taking steps to stand out professionally amongst the crowd. For more employment and human relations articles, visit www.etrainu.com
 
What is your best tip for making sure your resume gets noticed?

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Work Challenges and Learning Experiences

>> Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My work involves administering technical employees in a particular project assigned to us. Since the project is a joint venture of two companies my job requires me to report to both and be responsible for all reports and administration of the whole project. I’m also assigned to submit pertinent data needed for the payroll and do the monthly billing due to our government client.

It’s both an easy and hard work and I’m happy with what I’m doing but at times I need to research and study the things that I’m not familiar with such as figuring where to find a wireless trail camera or making an inventory of survey equipment that I have just seen for the first time. Well everything can be learned just as long as the person is willing and interested so I take every unfamiliar task as a work challenge and in time I know it will broaden my work knowledge. And with every learning experience I go through I’m confident that it will be an added skill on me.

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Work Becomes Fun and Interesting

>> Monday, May 19, 2014


I was so busy arranging the enrollment of my incoming freshman student in college that I suddenly have no time for myself. I always go to work in a hurry that I don’t think twice if my attire is right for my bag and shoes. Well I’m simple but I still need to dress up a bit in case my boss requires me to accompany him to his meetings with associates and partner. I don’t want to be under dressed on a meeting even if I know that on some people that we meet it doesn’t matter. I was trained to be always on the right attire with all the needed documents in tow for a perfect meeting conference. 

Now that I only have little time to buy for my own personal things like clothes, shoes, bags and accessories it’s nice to see some real good shops that caters to busy working Moms like me. Online shopping saves me a lot of time and effort on looking for the things I need for my office work. It’s great to find some fashionable accessories at Zalora that I can use on my everyday office attire and on special occasions as well. I’m a little bit choosy and I’m happy that I have plenty of options. Work becomes fun when you mixed it with some creativity on dressing up yourself. Glad we don’t have uniform.

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How a Tax Attorney Can Help You

>> Thursday, May 15, 2014

Each year, many people file their own taxes, and as a result make mistakes that may cause them to lose money or draw an audit from the IRS. To make life simpler--and make sure you get the refund that you're owed--work with a tax attorney in Sacramento like Mutual Law Group to file your taxes. Because they are familiar with tax law, your lawyers can help you make sense of your taxes no matter what your situation. 

Navigating the System 

Most people don't dig too deep into tax law on their own. This means that when they file their taxes, they tend to miss areas that apply to them. They may not know that they qualify for certain deductions, or they might not realize that they are liable for certain taxes. An experienced tax attorney, however, can make sure that all the proper paperwork is filed so you don't get in trouble with the IRS. You may even be due for a bigger refund than you originally imagined! Tax attorneys can be especially helpful to those who are self-employed or own their own businesses, because there are many different schedules and forms that need to be filed in these situations. You don't want anything getting lost in the cracks. 

If You Can't Pay 

An office like Mutual Law Group can also help you if you can't afford to pay your taxes. They may be able to help you reach a compromise with the IRS that will make it easier for you to pay what you owe. This can take place in one of two ways: either you can pay a percentage of your debt all at once, or you can set up a schedule to pay over an extended period of time. It largely depends on the amount you owe and your current employment status--if you've lost your job and honestly cannot afford your taxes, the IRS may agree to accept a relatively low amount in compromise, because they would rather be paid a little bit than nothing at all. In general, negotiating with the IRS is something that should be handled by an expert, since they have the knowledge to help you get the best deal possible.

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