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Should I Start a Part-Time Consulting Job?
She has recently learnt that the company where she works is being reorganized and as a result, she’ll soon have fewer responsibilities. This is where the part-time consulting comes in. Since she’s been thinking about starting something on the side, I told her that now is probably a great time to start. I suggested that she review the policies of her current employer to make sure that doing consulting work on the side will not create a real or perceived conflict of interest. I also suggested that she confirm that her contract does not prevent her from doing consulting work outside of her normal work hours.
Older, Experienced Workers Without a Degree …
Since this particular issue was raised by an older worker with experience but no degree, I’ll focus this post on that situation. As this person noted, when applying online, he cannot get past the initial screening without having a degree. One clear option is to find ways to …
Employment After an Extended Absence From the Workforce
Once your friends, family, neighbours, and other contacts who you may know through your gym, church, hobbies, etc. have been advised that you’re looking for work, another thing to consider is volunteering. You might consider volunteering for strategic experience – that is volunteering in roles that will help you build your resume while also building your network. Another option is volunteering for personal reasons whereby you work on something you’re passionate about and good at. When you are contributing to something that you have a genuine interest in, you’ll be motivated and engaged. When you’re excited about what you’re doing, you’re more likely to give your best effort. Ideally, this will mean that you’ll be seen while performing well and you may gain the attention of people in positions of influence.
Unusual CV and Foreign Experience
As someone who has helped hiring managers and HR professionals with their recruitment, I have noticed that sometimes the people who are responsible for the initial screening do not always appreciate the subtleties or details in a CV (for those who have never seen one, a CV is a longer, more detailed version of a resume; the CV normally includes publications, conference presentations, patents, etc.).
Welcome to my Career Development, Career Management, and HR Blog
My graduate degrees are in Industrial / Organizational Psychology so I am knowledgeable about work-related situations/problems, careers, and business. Since I have many years of experience working with hiring managers / hiring organizations, I can offer advice that will be useful to small business owners who could use some temporary human resources (HR) help.