Working in retail can be demanding. You’re on your feet and dealing with a variety of different customers throughout the day, building your knowledge on products so you can assist with customer purchases. There’s hardly ever a second to spare. However, it’s also a very rewarding place to be.
In the modern working world, it’s much easier for people to switch jobs and even careers than it was as early as 10 years ago. A shift in the way people search and apply for jobs means talent retention is a higher priority for employers than it ever has been, yet plenty of businesses still don’t cover some basics to assure their staff are consistently happy in their work.
Apprenticeships offer a way for you to gain experience and learn a trade. Unlike college and university courses, they give young talent the opportunity to pick up valuable skills in a real work environment rather than an academic setting, but unfortunately they are still largely misunderstood. Read Article »
Freelancers operate in a rapidly changing technological environment. I don’t use the same computer software and hardware that I used eight years ago, and neither should you.
There’s no doubt that freelancers need many skills that non-freelancers don’t think about. It’s not enough to simply be a good writer, a good designer, a good web developer (or whatever your specialty is). The need to have these other skills is one of the things that makes freelancing so difficult. Read Article »
An important activity that all freelancers need to do–no matter what their freelancing field may be–is to read and educate ourselves. Reading is a great source for freelancers to get motivated, inspired, and learns tips and techniques for becoming a better professional.