Whether you are ready to start your own business (or at least feel you are ready for it) or you are interviewing for what could be the next step in your career, it’s important to pay attention and heed warning signs. For starting out in either instance you need to do your research and make sure you are making the right decision for you and your family before accepting any offer or agreeing to terms of a franchise package. By treading lightly and being cautious you can make sure the job you are beginning is the right fit for you and will allow you to experience the success you desire.
The Savvy Networker’s Guide to Meeting and Internet Stranger IRL
The Muse Article:
With the advanced connectivity of the internet our personal and professional contacts may be people we have never actually met in real life (hence the IRL in the title). When you agree to meet up and get a real face to face conversation going there are some details to attend to which you might not have thought of before. Regardless if the person has been a long time business partner or is a new client, you should be cautious and make sure you are prepared to meet in person. It’s important to know what the person looks like and is just as important to exchange contact information such as phone numbers before the meeting. Make sure you prepare some topics of discussion before you ever get to the location you will meet at and be prepared to fill silence with some small talk. Meeting up for the first time in person, even with a professional contact, can be as awkward as a first date, so don’t set your expectations to high.
Do Your Research BEFORE You Start a Business
Heading into business for yourself is a risky venture. It’s important to know what you are getting yourself into. Even though you might have grand thoughts of huge success, and eventually may even experience this success, you will benefit greatly from a vast amount of research before you ever decide to start your business. One of the best ways to help protect yourself in some for and still go into business for yourself is to join a franchise. There are a myriad of choices out there for you to work with but even in a franchise you need to do the proper research so you can be confident you are in the right company for you. Take a look at this article and see what you should do before you start your own business.
6 Signs that You Should “Nope” Right Out of that Job Interview
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Part of the job search is the interview process. Most hiring managers are trained and have the necessary experience to interview prospective employees, but sometimes you run into and interviewer who doesn’t seem to have it all together. When an interviewer is inexperienced, a little leeway may be in order on your part, but if an interviewer doesn’t seem interested in learning how to see you fitting into a role in the company or spends the entire time acting hostile or dismissive, it’s time to leave. You need to have a work environment that is going to work for you, not just a job. Check out this article for more times when you should excuse yourself from an interview.