If you’d kinda like to get into sales but you’re not sure that you want to spend heaps of your time pretending to like people, or you like the idea of sales but your true talent lies in statistics then perhaps you should consider a career as a pre-sales consultant.
What does pre-sales consulting involve?
It involves a lot of research, including market research and competitor research.
It also involves a lot of strategising, which means you need to be able to a great problem-solver; a creative problem-solver.
And, it involves marketing.
How important is pre-sales consulting?
Few employers enjoy recruiting new staff. It can be a long process and you can never be sure that you’re going to hire the right person for the job. You have to wait a couple of weeks before you know if they really fit in with the company and whether they really have a good grasp of what it is the job requires. Granted, in some instances it only takes a few days for the mistake to become clear, but it still means that a lot of time and effort has been wasted.
This is why many people test applicants, either before the first interview or between the first and second interviews. They might use personality tests, skills tests, language tests, and sometimes even drug tests. Some employers go the whole hog and throw in lie detector tests and emotional intelligence tests.
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Signs that your job is going no-where
Sometimes it’s better to leave a job than to stay. A dead-end job can be demoralising, stressful and soul-destroying. However, many people worry about quitting a job like this. They worry that it’ll look bad on a C.V., or they’re intimidated by the thought of a big change. It’s a hard decision to make, but sometimes it has to be done. If you’re not happy in your job (and not sure about staying), here are three signs that you may have to move.
1. You’re burnt out, all the time
There are many different paths you can choose when it comes to a property career. You can choose between selling real estate, residential or commercial properties, or managing properties where you will be involved in evaluating the condition of the building grounds and the resources available. You can also develop the building process and grounds of commercial properties or residential projects.
In this article we will focus on what property management is and why it can be a fruitful career.
A degree is not necessary in order to work in this field, as most of your training will take place on the job. Some companies will even be willing to sponsor your studies towards a property management programme through either a college or through their own company. A career in property management is not the ideal job for everyone, but if you love to socialise and are interested in sales and customer service, then this could be the right job for you.
One seldom thinks of trades until one needs a tradesman, and then they become vital. Plumbing is perhaps the most used trade; upholstery is one of the least. Actually, the upholstery industry is looking up these days as more people realise that repairing the furniture they have makes more economic sense that buying something new. The mantra of ‘reduce, reuse & recycle’ has also made people think twice about the environmental impact of regularly buying and replacing cheap and nasty furniture. Instead, they’re prepared to spend a little extra on something solid that will last.
As quality and reuse creep back into the furniture market, upholsterers find themselves once again en vogue.
What an upholsterer does
If you have decided to give the land down under a bit of a look-see and you start trying to find jobs in Australia, you might find yourself conjuring up all the usual Australian associations.
What is the first thing you think of when someone says ‘Australia’?
I think of trying to say “car park” in an Ozzie accent.
But you might think of the grand, red Ayers Rock (Uluru) or the outback in general with miles of open land.
Or the long tubular didgeridoo might hover into view: a piece of bamboo with a difference.
Are you feeling tired and listless? A bit bored with the way you are spending your time? Do you dread your alarm going off in the morning?
You could be stuck in a rut and in need of a change.
What about taking one of SAP’s contract jobs in Russia?
You hear of people moving to the United Kingdom, America, Australia or even far flung New Zealand a lot more often than you hear of them moving to Russia.
There is something quite enticing about the thought of being a stranger in Moscow.
You could hang out in Red Square, the heart and soul of Russia, and recapture the rich history filled with turbulence and intrigue.
Small businesses that expand over the years to become medium to large businesses might find that processing their company’s salaries every month is taking them substantially longer than before.
In the past, there might have been a manageable list of names on your desk that took about half an hour or so of your time. You might be surprised how, after a few years, this task ballooned and became more time consuming, now taking over an hour or two to process.
This is where payroll services and software have become very useful and quite common-place.
You could hire a specialist to manage your payroll for you. All you would need to do is supply the payroll specialist with a monthly list of names and allocated salaries with any changes.
In order to find good jobs in Australia, you need to do a bit of research into its job market. It would be a good idea to find out whether you can offer the services that employers are looking for.
This applies to any country that you are considering relocating to. Go where you are wanted. Feeling wanted makes you feel accepted and that is very assuring if you move away from an area with which you are familiar. It also adds to your sense of self-esteem.
People move for various reasons: some of them good and some of them not so good.
Relocating to get away from your troubles doesn’t always work as your troubles often follow you.
Australia is a very vast country. It is the sixth largest country in the world, being is a little less than half the size of Russia and only slightly smaller than the United States.
Travelling around Australia you can sense the greatness of its size. Driving from one suburb to another allows you to get a sense of this.
Obviously, in a country this size the weather varies a lot. January in Perth can be a very hot time of year. But it might not be the same for Melbourne or Sydney.
If you have ever considered packing it all in and getting a job in Australia you will generally find that the people are friendly and courteous. It is a country designed to be user-friendly to its inhabitants, especially in terms of getting in and around cities. Australia has a very efficient public transport system consisting of trains, buses, taxis and trams.