Here Are The Careers To Consider In The Wake Of The Coronavirus

Three of the focuses of my blog are Current Events, Career Discussions and General Education. In the working world, the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis/Pandemic has created an environment where some careers and jobs have risen to the forefront. Going forward, it behooves individuals to consider careers that will thrive under circumstances like these where the Coronavirus has decimated whole sectors. The following contributed post is entitled, Here Are The Careers To Consider In The Wake Of The Coronavirus.

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The coronavirus is going to have a massive impact on the world economy and evidence of this is already apparent. For instance, you might have heard that the unemployment rate in America right now is skyrocketing. Ultimately, this is going to lead to a massive flood of people entering the job market, once the furlough period ends. It’s important that if you are one of these individuals, you are pursuing the right careers. In this brave new world, certain careers are going to be in greater supply than others. So, let’s take a look at some examples.

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Work From Home Positions

Businesses are definitely going to be keen to hire employees who can work and operate from home. There are numerous examples of companies like this. For instance, you might want to create content for a living. If you are keen to do this, then a work from home position is great. You can get a strong income and ensure that you don’t have to worry about the Monday morning commute. Of course, certain businesses are likely to become more flexible about which workers they allow working from home. An example of this would be customer service businesses and call handling companies. With the right tech and the correct setup, there’s no reason why these people can’t work from home.

Tech Operations

As the world shifts to an economy where significantly more people are working from home, it’s going to be important to ensure that businesses can remain connected. This leaves another opportunity wide open and that’s any industry that is required to ensure that these connections can be set up the right way. For instance, if you are involved in setting up cloud servers, then you’re definitely going to be in high demand over the next few years. Businesses will be keen to ensure that they can send and access data and files without delay.

There are lots of opportunities for training on the market too. For instance, you can explore a solution like Flackbox. This will provide the right training you need to ensure that you’re a pro in this particular sector.

Logistics

Finally, it’s likely that there is going to be a higher demand for logistics businesses in the near future. So, whether you are setting up your own company or joining an existing business, this could be a fantastic opportunity. You just need to make sure that you are delivering a quality solution that your customers or clients can trust. Businesses failing to deliver a high standard are going to stick out like a sore thumb.

We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to ensure that your career is on the right track in the wake of the coronavirus. Remember, it may seem bleak right now but there are going to be job opportunities on the market. There are going to be positions that need to be filled. You just need to make sure that you are finding the right choice for you.

How To Enjoy Your Job All The More

A key focus of my blog is Career Discussions. It isn’t a forgone conclusion that one will enjoy their job. As a matter of fact, a number of things go into job enjoyment/satisfaction. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Enjoy Your Job All The More.

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If you find there are times when you enjoy your job less, then you are not alone. This is what most people find with their work, no matter what the line of work is and how long they have actually been engaged in it. Even if it is what you really want to be doing with your life, there are still likely to be off days. If you are wondering how you might be able to enjoy your job all the more, then there are many ways to do so, and a lot of things that you might want to consider. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the major things to bear in mind to ensure that you can enjoy your job all the more in no time.

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Bring A Good Attitude To Work

For many people, work is a kind of catalyst which helps them to get to the bottom of what they are in need of doing to improve themselves. If you are allowing yourself to get too moody and stressed at work, consider this a challenge to try and bring a better attitude to the workplace in future. When you do this, you are going to find that you have a much better chance of keeping the enjoyment of it alive, and that you will find yourself really loving what you do. Even if you find it challenging, just try to bring a better attitude to work and see what a difference it makes – to yourself and those around you.

Keep Safe & Healthy

You should never let your job damage your health or put you in great danger. If you find that this is happening a lot, then you need to think about what you can change. Of course, some jobs are inherently dangerous, such as being a paramedic. But for most jobs, you shouldn’t be put in a position where you are going to struggle to keep yourself basically safe and healthy. If you are hurt at work, that can cause a lot of problems in many ways, so do whatever you can to be safe. Follow all the guidelines for health and safety, and make sure that you are not doing anything considerably dangerous. That will help you to enjoy your work so much more in the process.

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Work Hard

If you are really not enjoying your job, it might be that you are simply not bringing to the table everything that you can or should be bringing to it. If you are not working as hard as possible, you might find that there is just not as much of an enjoyment to be had there. You should aim to work hard, even if you are not enjoying it, as that way you are much more likely to go through the other side and find what it is about the work that you like. Doing this is one of the most powerful ways to have a better approach to your job.

5 Jobs For Tough People

Two key focuses of my blog are Career Discussions and General Education. Some careers and jobs are more well suited for certain types of individuals. There some jobs that are well suited only for ‘tough’ individuals. The following contributed post is entitled, 5 Jobs For Tough People.

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To do some jobs well, you have to be tough. Whether you’re working in the public eye or handling difficult and emotionally-sensitive conversations, there are some roles you can only do if you’ve got thick skin and aren’t afraid to disagree with people. Here are five jobs for tough people you might want to consider if you’re feeling brave and looking for a career path to suit your personality.

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1. Process Server
A process server gives people sensitive legal documentation, like eviction notices, summons, subpoenas, and divorce decrees. They can also perform skip tracing to locate individuals that have ‘skipped town’ and undertake financial investigations. You have to be tough to succeed in this industry as let’s face it, people don’t enjoy receiving court summons or being tracked down. If you think you can do it, though, it’s a generally well-compensated way to enter the legal profession.

2. Mortician
Being a mortician was ranked in the top three of the most challenging jobs in 2017. You have to work face to face with death every day while supporting the deceased’s family. The hours are long, and you’re in a dark room, but on the positive side, at least you get to give the person a proper send-off by cleaning, embalming and dressing them ahead of their funeral. You’ll also be making their family happy and providing dignity to the person who has died.

3. Roofer
A roofer has to brave heights, scaffolding, and long periods of the year without work. If you’re a roofer by trade, you might find that you have to diversify over the winter months where work is scarce and could be canceled last minute. You also have to be prepared to walk over precarious surfaces and have to invest in many construction training courses to ensure you are safe and secure when working. It’s the perfect career for people that love working outdoors and aren’t afraid of heights.

4. Corrections (Correctional) Officer
At a potentially over-crowded, understaffed prison, you’ll need to keep calm in a tension-fuelled environment while maintaining control of a prison population. Corrections officers consider the job challenging but rewarding, as they can help individuals improve their lives as part of their rehabilitation. The career path and daily tasks of Corrections (or Correctional) Officers depend on the type of prison you go into. As a career, it’s excellent for training and development as you gain firsthand experience of everything from conflict resolution to self-defense.

5. CEO
As a CEO, you might be responsible for the morale and productivity of thousands of employees, as well as the company’s future as a whole. An unsuccessful CEO is often quickly identified and replaced, so the pressure is on to drive the company to success. Although you’re financially rewarded, the most stressful CEO positions are often considered as the heads of Finance, Tech, or FinTech giants. You also have to make unpopular decisions about company restructuring, as the only people above you are the board.

If you’re tough, one of these career paths may be for you. You might want to enter the legal profession or want a career that allows you to work outside, but choosing one of the above jobs might be the challenge that you need in your life.

The Most Important Tests You Should Give Potential Employees

Two of the focuses of my blog are Organizational and Management Discussions and Career Discussions. One of the most important decisions you can make as an employer, running or managing an organization/business is choosing the right employees. How do you properly vet potential employees? The following guest post is entitled, The Most Important Tests You Should Give Potential Employees.

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Finding the right employee to hire is essential for building a company that can perform effectively and have a trusted network within that can gear it toward progress and innovation. Often, the downfall of businesses that would otherwise be successful comes at the hands of poor management and bad hires who take away from the company in one way or another. While you can find ways to root out these offenders, the best course of action is to avoid hiring them in the first place.

A vital tool in finding the best individuals who can contribute to the workforce is by conducting a test (or a number of them) before employment. With platforms like Aptitude that create comprehensive online assessments for potential hires, it all comes down to what specific sectors you want to filter.

• Integrity

This factor is an essential one when figuring out the character of the individuals you will be bringing into your workspace. Employee theft and fraud have been on the rise in recent years, with the statistics showing alarming numbers. In general, companies lose 5% of their revenue to fraud annually, over 50% of employees have stolen company equipment or supplies at least once, and around a fourth of workers falsify their work hours.

Sifting out these potential threats from even getting into your business is the first step that should be taken. It necessitates a complete test of responsibility, trustworthiness, compliance, and transparency.

• Skill

Part of your screening, of course, needs to accurately show how reliable a person may be with designated tasks and performing well in their role. A survey of job interviewees revealed that the majority of candidates lie or manipulate parts of the truth to make them seem like the most viable choice for the position. Within this, 60% of those lie about their skills, saying they have proficiency in programs and services that they don’t have that level of mastery with.

To accurately assess their actual abilities, you can’t merely base it off of references and job history. You should provide a monitored test that can be timed and directly hits skills that should be appropriate for getting the desired spot.

• Personality

Although this factor is more important for titles that place the worker in charge of a team or department, it’s generally essential to figure out their work ethics and how well they can adapt to the environment in your business. A study of employees and their work habits revealed that, on average, more than eight hours a week are spent slacking off and doing other non-work related tasks on company hours.

Allowing this type of mindset in your workforce can affect productivity levels significantly and end up costing you crucial time and money. Testing this early on can also give you insights on how to best engage your employees and get them working efficiently.

Once you’ve covered all these markers, you can be more assured that you are getting the best fit for your business and that you can focus on operations.

How To Tell Your Boss You Have A Record

A key focus of my blog is Career Discussions. In some instances individuals have been convicted of crimes, look for employment afterwards and must face the reality of the possibility of being denied. Not being transparent can create issues as well and have consequences if discovered. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Tell Your Boss You Have A Record.

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There is something so shameful about being arrested. It’s not that other people have to make you feel ashamed of it, but the years of being told how to stay out of trouble can often get the better of you. The five stages of dealing with an arrest make it clear, but it’s so important that you know that your arrest isn’t the end of the world.

If you have been arrested for a crime, you know that you have had a tough few days. You’ve been away from home and you’ve been through it and likely not slept – you also have a court case coming up where you will discover whether you will get a sentence of four to six months for your crime, or if they will take a little pity on you. Either way, it’s not going to be an easy conversation to have with your boss. You have to tell them about what’s going on – and you have to be honest about it.

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The first thing that you need to do before you tell anyone anything, is know what’s happening. You need to know why you were arrested and what you will be facing. Depending on your profession, you could lose your job, but that doesn’t mean that you should keep it all to yourself. You need to talk to your employer – especially if you are anticipating a spell in prison. It’s important to know your formal charges, what your probation conditions are (if any) and what court dates will be. With this information, you can approach your boss for a conversation.

There is always a question about whether you legally need to tell your boss about the arrest and the situation going forward, and the answer to that is a resounding yes. Your employer has a right to know if there is any illegal activity going on – though you can hold the fanfare about traffic tickets. When you have everything that you need, set up a meeting via your human resource department and meet with your boss face to face. This isn’t something to talk about over the phone!

Take it slow when you do see your boss. It’s not a good idea to dive right in! You need to think about a meeting with no interruptions – this is one conversation you don’t need people listening in on. This needs to be a calm meeting without any yelling or shouting. This is going to be the most important part of the meeting; you need to remain as calm as possible at all times, as your boss is going to have to make some tough decisions with regard to your future in the business. There will be some tough things to hear, but hear them you must. You have to represent yourself well, and the best thing to do is to stick to the facts and find out the next steps for you. An arrest can change your life, but you may not be completely cut off from your future – and that’s what this meeting is for.

Traveling Physicians Are Proving A Massive Hit Right Now

A key focus of my blog is Career Discussions and Health/Wellness. The Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic/Crisis has created numerous opportunities in addition to the chaos and damage it has caused. In some ways it has changed the way medicine is administered. The following contributed post is entitled, Traveling Physicians Are Proving A Massive Hit Right Now.

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The world of healthcare is being turned on its head by a public health crisis nobody expected. But it is having a surprising effect. It is leading to the reemergence of the traveling physician.

Physicians who traveled to their patients were popular in the past for all sorts of reasons. A lot of people simply didn’t want to travel to the clinic. It was either too painful or too far to go.
Others felt sick outside of office hours. For them, the mobile doctor was the only option.

Now that we’re amid a modern plague, though, there’s been a resurgence of interest in the concept. Heck, could it actually be a good idea?

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New York City is one of the most affected places right now. Currently, the enigmatic East Coast metropolis is attracting thousands of traveling nurses and doctors, all responding to war zone conditions.

There’s a tremendous need for people who can somehow help the city contain the expected 240,000 deaths officials believe will occur if they don’t do something drastic. Physicians are being imported by the bus-load to help tackle the problem.

What’s so unfortunate about the current pandemic is how it is hurting patients from all over the medical spectrum. COVID-19 is displacing regular operations, meaning that heart and cancer patients can’t get the treatment that they need.

Offering Crucial Help In Times Of Need

Currently, travel doctors are offering patients across the country critical help in their time of need. They are bridging the gap between supply and demand as never before. And local hospitals are rushing to adapt their payrolls to accommodate the new supply.

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Already, more than 1,000 doctors have made their way to the most-affected parts of the country. More are on their way. They’re required for everything, from testing to helping place people on ventilators.

Their primary role, however, will be in continuing to supply medical care to the old and vulnerable. There are a lot of people who require hospital treatment but daren’t travel because of the risks. Visiting physicians will, therefore, find themselves trying to paper over the cracks in the creaking health system and providing essential services to those who need it.

New York won’t be the only city that demands traveling physicians. Other significant centers will also call out for assistance as the virus spreads and more people become infected. Even rural areas could find themselves profoundly affected, especially if lockdown measures aren’t as successful as they are in the cities.

We’re also seeing a lot of people coming out of retirement to help bolster the numbers on the frontline. Boomers who thought that their careers were over are finding that they’re needed more than ever. And there are thousands of them. Authorities believe that more than 45,000 people will return to the fray throughout the year.

How To Become A Great Travelling Physician

There’s currently a massive need for traveling physicians. And as the virus spreads from one city to the next, that need is only going to intensify. Visiting physicians may find themselves running from one location to another to provide much-needed assistance. Each settlement in the country is going to experience a peak. And so they will need medical personnel from other areas to help them cope.

But how do you become a quality traveling physician? What does it take?

Top of your list of priorities should be bedside manner. As a traveling physician, you’re going to encounter so pretty desperate people, many of whom, you won’t be able to help. The best that you can do is offer them some loving support in their hour of need in the hope that they make it through.

Bedside manners are more challenging to achieve than you might think. You can’t let the exhaustion of the job render you emotionally insensitive. Burnout is not an option. Every time you interact with a patient, you need to recognize that you’re dealing with a complex person with a tremendous life history. You could be serving a great writer, musician, author, or business leader. That person could be the leader in their field or a cherished member of the family. And a vast amount might ride on their continued survival.

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Next on your list of priorities should be to recognize that traveling physicians don’t need to work alone. Sure, you might be bouncing between one city and another, but that doesn’t mean you should exist without help.

Every physician, for instance, needs the support of precision lab testing. You can’t go into the field and just guess at the diagnosis. If you want to provide quality treatment, you need accurate measurements. Working with a lab, therefore, can give you the assessment that you need to determine what is wrong with the patient.

If you want to become a world-class traveling physician, you also need a pretty tough constitution. Traipsing around the country administering treatment to patients isn’t always easy. You’re often a long way from home and family. You have to put up with airports. And most of the time you’re sitting down, either on a train, in your car, or on a flight.

Traveling physicians need a strong constitution, as well as strategies that keep them going on the road. As a rule of thumb, you should always check into self-catering accommodation when you can. You don’t want to find yourself living off fast food while you’re trying to administer critical care. And you need to focus on sleep hygiene. Things can all help, like switching off your phone after 9 pm, packing earbuds, and using an eye mask.

So, in summary, embarking on a career as a traveling physician seems like a good idea right now. There’s ample demand for their services in the immediate future. And structural changes in healthcare provision will no doubt mean that we see an enormous difference in patient preference. Why go to the clinic when the physician can come to you?

Enjoy Traveling? Check Out These Career Ideas!

A key focus of my blog is Career Discussions. There are numerous careers that involve traveling which can make money as well. Some of these careers are obvious while others are not so obvious. The following contributed post is entitled, Enjoy Traveling? Check Out These Career Ideas!

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There’s no denying that you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to forging a travel-based career. But, the only trouble is figuring out which one is best for you. You need to think about how your job is going to fit around your family and social life.

If you’re young, free, and single, it might not matter how often you spend traveling. The thing is, if you’ve got a family at home, you’re likely going to want a career that lets you devote as much time to your partner and kids as possible.

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Stuck for ideas on which travel-based career option is right for you? Take a look at the following examples for some inspiration:

Driving School Instructor

Have you got a knack for teaching skills to other people? And have you got the patience to deal with students of various skill levels? If the answer to both questions is yes, you should consider becoming a driving school instructor.

As the title suggests, your role is to teach people of all ages and backgrounds how to drive a vehicle! It’s a rewarding career option and one that is virtually recession-proof. After all, people want to learn how to drive all the time.

Truck Driver

Another recession-proof career choice is driving trucks for a living. You’ll have to learn how to drive semi-trucks and pass tests before you can be licensed to operate them. Once you’ve got an upgraded license, you can then forge a career as a truck driver.

You can get work through a truck driver temp agency if you prefer ad-hoc work to fit around your lifestyle. Otherwise, you could get a permanent role with a transport company and traverse the United States and beyond for a living!

Tour Guide

Do you live near a major city or tourism center? If so, you could also get a job as a tour guide. As you might expect, a tour guide’s job is to educate and entertain people on a bus or coach as your driver takes you in and around various points of interest.

Tour guides will need sufficient historical knowledge of the places they visit. Of course, if you’ve got an interest in local history, you’ll doubtless find that aspect of your work both fun and exciting. What’s more, you’ll get paid for talking to people about what you know!

Aircraft Cabin Crew

Lastly, those of you with a keen interest in aviation will enjoy a job where they can take to the skies and go to all kinds of new and exciting destinations each day. You could become a pilot, but such a career option takes years of training, and such jobs aren’t plentiful.

It makes more sense to get an aircraft cabin crew role, such as a flight attendant. When you’re on the ground and in the air, your job is to ensure passengers are comfortable and attend to any requests for food and drink. You’ll also need to give them safety information.

6 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care At Work

Two of the focuses of my blog are Career Discussions and Health/Wellness. As many of us spend our adult lives pursuing our careers, we must also think about how to do so in the most healthy ways possible. Depending upon what your career involves, you should consider what you can do to maintain yourself self to maximize both your performance and your health. The following contributed post is entitled, 6 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care At Work.

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Over the last several years, employee burnout has been on the rise. The term refers to becoming exhausted, overwhelmed, or unwell due to work. According to a survey cited in Thrive Global, ‘60% of office workers in the United States and Canada feel burned out.’ The study’s respondents pointed to impossible deadlines, large workloads, pressure, and breaks amongst the contributing factors.

Your own job might involve reasonable workloads and deadlines, yet this doesn’t mean it’s not possible to become stressed. To reduce your stress levels throughout the working week, it’s important to establish a self-care regime. Whether you commute or work from home, these simple steps will set you up to practice self-care at work.

1 . Meal-prep

Most of us can appreciate that a good self-care regime involves eating healthy and nutritious food. If you pre-plan your meals, it’s easier to establish and follow a healthy regime. Prepare or plan your lunches on the Sunday before the week has begun. Spend time researching new healthy recipes, and use apps such as ‘Noom’ or ‘YogicFoods’ for some inspiration.

2. Perfect your space

Working in a dull and unattractive looking environment does nothing for your morale and well being. Try to perfect your working space as much as you can. According to a survey in ZenBooth, ’46 % of professionals said office design impacted heavily on their productivity.’ Another study by The World Green Building Council found that ’69 % of businesses that implemented healthy building features reported improvements in employee satisfaction and engagement.’ These healthy features included good ventilation, lighting, attractive interiors, plants, and collaborative workspaces.

3. Occasional Telecommuting

An Owl Labs study found that’ full-time remote workers reported being happy in their jobs 22% more than workers who are never remote.’ Perhaps the current COVID-19 lockdown has ruined the fun of working from home! Nevertheless, when things return to ‘normal,’ keeping the odd telecommute day here and there is highly beneficial for your well being.

4. Inventive breaks

It’s vital to take regular breaks throughout the working day to avoid burnout. If you want to improve your self-care, you’ve got to get a little inventive with your breaks. Use them wisely to do activities which help you to relax. If you’re working from home, it could be a quick sunbathe in the garden! You could try a brief work out, meditation session, or reading a book? Instead, you might take time to write a reflective passage in a journal or maybe take a walk in the park. Whatever helps you to feel peaceful, make sure that you practice these activities, throughout your day.

5. Set boundaries

Set boundaries for yourself and with your co-workers about how much work you can realistically take on. Juggling too many projects at the same time is bound to affect the quality and stress you out. It’s essential to aim high, yet set yourself realistic expectations about what you can achieve.

6. Prioritise health & safety

It’s vital to pay close attention to health and safety to look after yourself during the working week. Review your health and safety training often, and report anything that you are unhappy with. Even in an office role, for instance, it’s important to use ergonomic furniture to stop yourself from sustaining an injury. If you are unfortunate enough to become injured at work, you’ll need an excellent personal injury lawyer behind you. Companies such as Hadley Law Firm provide some great services.

Careers For People Whose Goal Is Maximum Happiness

Two focuses of my blog are Career Discussions and General Education. There are many, many aspects to choosing a career and the amount of pay is just one of them. One’s overall level of happiness matters too and probably the most important factor. The following contributed post is entitled, Careers For People Whose Goal Is Maximum Happiness.

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A lot of people go into particular careers for money. But for some, that’s not the driving factor. Happiness is more important.

Commentators often link careers with stress and hardship. But you’d be surprised how many options there are out there that are great for your happiness. Not only do you get paid for doing honest work, but you also enjoy yourself at the same time. How many people do you know can say that?

So what are these elusive careers?

Let’s take a look.

Researcher

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Companies and individuals often hire professional researchers to look into a topic and produce a report that they can use to make decisions. Firms, for instance, might hire a freelance professional to investigate a historical document or develop a report on the future of their industry.

For those partaking in these careers, the financial and personal rewards can be enormous. Experienced researchers can earn hundreds of dollars per hour for their work. And many also love what they do, pushing boundaries and discovering new things that people didn’t know before.

Barber

Hairdressers and barbers have always been some of the happiest people. And who can blame them? After you finish barber school, you join a salon and spend all day chatting to customers about their lives. Most professionals learn a considerable amount throughout the day while cutting hair. Plus, there are ample opportunities for progression.

Authors

Becoming an author is a high-risk profession. A lot of people who go into it only earn a modest wage. With that said, you don’t become a writer for the money. You do it for the love of your craft. You go into it in the full knowledge that you probably won’t hit the big time. But that’s okay – you have the freedom to go wherever your creative spirit takes you.

Operating Engineers

Operating engineers are people who pilot vehicles like front-end loaders, bulldozers, and so on. Typically you find them on construction sites, doing all the heavy lifting. What’s more, these guys love their jobs. There is something deeply satisfying about taking control of a large vehicle and bending it to your will.

Psychologists

A lot of people find immense satisfaction in probing the workings of the mind and trying to figure out what makes it tick. Understanding your fellow human being can be a rewarding and exciting career path.

The main work of psychologists today is in diagnosing, characterizing, and treating diseases. In a sense, therefore, it is a kind of medical profession. You’re attempting to uncover psychological issues so that you can fix them.

Photographer

Photographers, like authors and composers, are artists. Their job is to find ways to best capture reality and present their snaps to their clients in a way that thrills them.

Photographers do all sorts of things. It’s not just weddings, but also landscapes, professional portraits, and family photos. Product photography is also growing. Businesses need people who can show off their wares in a flattering light.

Your Business During Lockdown: How The Online World Could Change The Way You Do Business

Three of the focuses of my blog are Current Events, Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. During the Coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown, many businesses have done okay because they’re doing business online which doesn’t require coming into personal contact with people. The following contributed post is entitled, Your Business During Lockdown: How The Online World Could Change The Way You Do.

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We are in a very uncertain and unique time of our lives right now. With a lot of the world grinding to a halt, it can mean that you start to worry about your business. Running a business even in normal times can be quite difficult. Starting out, finding investment and launching your new business venture always seems uncertain at the beginning, and with so many businesses failing in that crucial first year you may think you are out of deep water, only to find that you are now in a period of time that seems more uncertain than ever. Especially if you rely on people dealing with your business face to face, such as providing a service or even having a shop that you would normally sell from.

So what can you do? Many businesses have had to diversify and change their processes, and this can mean utilising the online and digital world more than you have ever done before. It can seem daunting at first, but there are so many ways that you can enhance your business this way and this could present a whole new line of opportunity for your business to grow and develop in the future. With that in mind, here are some of the ways that the online world might start to change the way you do business moving forward.

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A social media strategy

One of the first things to think about would be to develop a new social media strategy. More people are having to stay indoors and that can mean that more time is spent browsing their social media channels and platforms. So now more than ever your business needs to be relevant and visual online. Coming up with a new social media strategy is a great way to make your content relevant and consistent. You can also ensure that you use this time to engage with your audience and also reply to direct messages and comments. Humanising your business in some way will help you to appear relatable, especially in these uncertain times. You could also use social media to offer up content or even a freebie to entice people to look into your business and what you can offer in more detail. Many have offered free online resources or shared video content to highlight their business in a different way.

Updating your website

You may have had a basic website to get you this far., but now you can use the time to enhance your website and add different pages to it. This might be looking at your ecommerce shop and making it easier for people to buy products or order services from you. It might be that you create more content for the website, or improve things such as explanations for the products and services that you provide. This could be the ideal time to look at making these changes so that you can make your website more appealing when people click through to it.

Having an up to date CRM system

Another thing that you might want to sort now that you have some time is your customer relationship management system. Now more than ever you will want to look after the customers and clients that you have, as well as attracting new ones into your business. This is when you want to update your system and also correct any information that might be incorrect. You could use the time to contact these customers directly, be that on email address or calling them to ensure that you have the right details. This might also be the perfect time for some data capture, so if you don’t have email addresses, for example, which can be an excellent way to directly market your customer base, then you could try and find out this information and update your records accordingly.

Taking advantage of alternative marketing methods

Now that you have lost one of the main sources of marketing, which could be face to ace business, you may want to think about alternative methods. It could be that you look at prospecting and suing things like the Drop Cowboy Ringless Voicemail to advertise and make contact with customers. You could look at creating an email newsletter where you could keep existing as well as new customers up to date with your offers and what your business is doing during these unprecedented times.

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Making the most of remote working options

Now that you are unable to work in your office or retail premises, you may have to start getting a little more investive with your remote working options. Things like video calling have proven really popular during the lockdown period. Skype and Zoom are excellent ways to create video conferencing and meetings and allows you to communicate as well as you could be doing physically. You could also look at things such as email communication as well as phone calls. You may still be able to operate your business, even from home.

Finding other ways to expand your business

During these times you may not be fully operational or able to provide a full service from your business, so you may want to seize the opportunity to try and find other ways to expand and diversify your business. This might be things such as a blog as an extension to your business, where you can collaborate with other businesses and create sponsored content. It might be that you create a product that can be supplied during this time, or provide a service in a different way. It is now time to think outside of the box and look for different ways where you can enhance your business and continue to make a profit and be successful.

Using the time to take on the jobs you wouldn’t normally get to

Finally, you could use this time to do things that you might not normally have done. It could be that you improve the content on your website and take more notice of things like search engine optimization. Sometimes these administrative tasks can take up a lot of your time, but now that you have the lockdown period you can really see it as an opportunity and not a hindrance.

Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to your business in lockdown.