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Job Search Tips for Older Workers

These days when it comes to job hunting, the older you are, the longer it will take to get a job, and the more difficult it will be to get hired. So what can you do to address age discrimination and promote your job application?

In fact, there are some strategies that older job seekers or older workers can implement to help them get the job they want. Here are some tips:

First, master the age-appropriate resume tips. There is a way to overcome the perception that your age is a problem, that is, verify the age and edit your resume. By limiting what you include on your resume from a chronological perspective, you can avoid the stigma of being referred to as too old by a certain employer.

Second, master some of the cover letter tips. Know that your cover letter is crucial too. In fact, you need to learn what to include in your cover letter, how to show your skills, and how to efficiently market your application to various employers.

If you are writing your resume and cover letter, it is not necessary to mention all the jobs you have had. Rather, it only includes recent positions. And if you want to include your academic background, don’t put in your graduation dates.

Keep in mind that you can strategically create your cover letter and resume, but you can’t change basic data like your age and work history. Remember also that there are several ways to look good and young if you are looking for work; This can make a big difference if you are going to be interviewed.

Third, use your network. Know that networking is still considered one of the best ways to find work. In fact, you can make use of online and offline networking resources to find a job easily and successfully.

Fourth, you must keep your skills up to date. Understand that most companies these days are looking for employees who are computer literate. If you’re not that tech-savvy, consider taking classes. In fact, the more up-to-date your skills are, the better your chances of getting hired.

Lastly, never give up. Looking for work is not easy, regardless of your age. Therefore, you should never give up. Understand that it will take a while to find a job; however, there are employees who understand the value of an older worker with life experience, skills, and maturity.

Invest in yourself: the top 3 reasons to invest in yourself

Investing is a good idea most of the time. You could invest in real estate, stocks, mutual funds, whatever. However, you cannot forget to invest in yourself! Most people settle down and stop investing in themselves from an early age where they separate those who work for nothing and those who work for their new home worth millions! With the fact that most people settle and just give up at 20, it really isn’t that hard to get ahead of the game and be a leader in any industry or lifestyle. With that said, we’re going to get the ball rolling by delving a little deeper into the gruesome and common art of settling down.

1. Get ahead of the game – Start by increasing your education. Our brains are powerful tools in which they can hold a lot of information, you are simply limiting yourself by not filling it in. Take a pottery class or go online and take an educational course on personal finance or budgeting and whatever. Don’t settle for mediocrity! The only people in this world who will try to keep you from investing in yourself are the broke people!

2. Become a leader – If you speak better, know more, perform better and all those benefits, then it is practically impossible not to become a leader in whatever industry you are involved in. If you are a nurse, for example, and can answer questions that only a doctor could, my only logical assumption is that you will see an increase in your income before any other nurse in the hospital you work for. Makes sense! My knowledge of computers and marketing a few years ago was meager, but after making a mature and determined effort to expand greatly in both arenas, I have become a leader in both industries.

3. Trust – The power of trust is truly remarkable. For example, I used to be afraid of math, even basic equations! I took the time and invested in my math education and self-taught through online avenues through Calculus. This does not mean that you now love math or that you are a skilled mathematician capable of solving linear inequalities on the fly. However, when I see an equation, the numbers no longer terrify me. I am very confident in my mathematical ability to know if I work on it long enough and stay focused and relaxed I will likely discover the correct answer. The power of confidence is taking a task and understanding that you can handle it, no matter how difficult or challenging it may be.

If you go over the top three reasons why you should invest in yourself, you will quickly realize that they are steps to take too. Steadily increase your education and start making waves in your industry. Then become a leader in whatever industry you are in, practically taking care of yourself by cause and effect of increasing your overall awareness. Finally, harness the power of trust and use it to your advantage to continue the process.

"Psychological disorders" – Just maladaptive qualities of Myers Briggs’ intense personality types?

Before we begin, let’s make an exaggerated analogy with our world. In a warrior society, a kind person who is a Buddhist (with good serotonin / dopamine production in his brain) would be diagnosed by warrior psychologists as suffering from “cowardice syndrome” and perhaps treated with liquor. Similarly, in a caring and harmonious Buddhist society, an aggressive warrior would be diagnosed with some form of antisocial disorder and treated with whatever the monk psychiatrists deem appropriate.

In Myers Briggs Personality Typology Descriptions, you can filter out the most adaptive and maladaptive characteristics of each type. Assuming the type we’re looking at is sharp (let’s say an ESTP with each letter 60 or more), the so-called “positives” and “negatives” can be drawn quickly. It then becomes intuitively logical to think that some types of MBTI are more likely to have some psychological “disorders” than others based on their predetermined ways of being. All one has to do is match descriptions of psychic disorders with descriptions of MBTI types when they are not in their prime and unable to cope (say a stressed low-income, low-educated INFP in a country where ESTJs are culturally dominant and expect everyone to be like them).

The reason I put psychic “disorders” in quotation marks is that, as indicated above, these maladaptive “conditions” appear to be (for the most part) physiological traits of different races of homo sapien when pushed to the neurotic limit by social conditions. . Negative psychology still dominates and only classifies conditions when they become the most apparent and serious. Usually that involves a certain race of human beings at a lower end of the socioeconomic scale who are forced to seek help to continue functioning. The self-defeating nature of negative psychology (versus the emerging field of positive psychology) has been hurting for more than a century.

In other words,

1) The dominant culture / socio-economic system of a country is often closely correlated with some dominant types of Myers Briggs (usually extroverted “I’s”)

2) Breeds that differ physiologically from the dominant races of the pack are forced to participate in a socioeconomic system (run by the rulers) that is incompatible with them.

3) If people who are incompatible with your system are wealthy and connected, they have more coping mechanisms to deal with stressors and avoid / lessen the activation of “negative” neurotic qualities of their MBTI type.

4) The breeds that are likely to seek help (and their condition will be classified and coded as science) have had the positive qualities of their MBTI type suppressed and the negative ones exaggerated by neurosis causing social stressors. They are likely to belong to the poorer and less educated end of the proletarian class and thus have more on their plates every day without being able to also verbalize what ails them. Even if they belong to the arrogant faction of the proletariat that imagines itself as “middle class”, it is likely that they are misinformed about the fundamental structural nature of their neurosis and submit to so-called experts within the field of negative psychology. dominated by corporations.

5) All of this is compounded when the economic pie contracts instead of expanding (this means a reversal of industrialization rather than a constant material renewal of an industrialized country)

Let’s start the journey to match the Myers-Briggs breeds that are most likely to get a certain “disorder” rating for one of their more extreme limbs. For reference, the MBTI types to be paired are Treble (60 or more for each letter). Some disorders may require that only one function be abnormally (statistically) high, such as 100 F. Therefore, not all acute MBTI types should necessarily match the descriptions of the disorders, but rather those acute MBTI types within the group already sharp from his brothers. This is an incomplete and imperfect list that will be updated as time goes on. It should serve as a starting point for the discussion.

Autistic spectrum

More likely among ISTPs – the high detection function close to 100 seems key, as the nerves leading to the eyeballs are thicker than in most people. Temple Grandin, an autistic woman, beautifully explained in her TED speech that she “thinks” in pictures rather than symbolically. She humorously mentions that the introverted scientists / inventors / technicians in the audience are probably hitting the edge of autism in some cases and that helps them in their specific detail work. High introversion explains the super low interpersonal communication skills and avoidance of social situations that deplete the energy of the autistic.

High T and lack of emotions explain the lack of close attachment to objects within the world during those rare moments when the autistic person decides to engage with the world (a flash of extroversion). High P contributes to action paralysis and super sensory overload. The brain is likely overclocked with video / audio inputs without a biological way to use the data in a nice way. The overall result is a person who acts much like someone who takes dissociative drugs (able to be closer to the perfect objective robotic perception of the world without being clouded by emotion).

Mood Disorders – Depressive and Bipolar (for emotional roller coasters to occur in the first place, a super strong F function (90-100 range again) is needed to feel both extreme highs and lows and extreme low disorders at work) .


More likely among ISFJs and ESFJs – our current ENTJ / ENTP dominated society is very unfriendly to self-sacrificing SFJs. Rapid technological and cultural change, the atomization of society and the family by the free market, and dog-eat-dog interpersonal interactions are most likely to have the greatest negative impact on SFJs. Their help is not rewarded, but ridiculed and bound SFJs are less likely to relax and party like their FP counterparts. Strong S makes them focus on their constant lack of affirmation by others in the here and now, while the J contributes to an inflexible and emotionally charged moralistic system that is constantly viewed by the S as being violated. Strong J also anchors the person in a depressed brooding mood with fewer interruptions in a happier, higher mood (see below).


It is more likely between ENFPs and ESFPs: considering the extroverted manic phase of a bipolar person, high E seems a key contribution along with very high F. emotional plane by a strong J). The extroverted FP goes out into the world full of energy and inspiration but is brought down by the cynical social environment. Acute sensitivity to criticism and a strong P to observe how such criticism is justified from many angles creates a severe emotional breakdown and a withdrawal into the depressive phase. The constant emotional change adds to the mental confusion and the feeling of lack of control. These are the people who love to party and are all over the place, but face severe shocks when they encounter an environmental obstacle. The extroversion should be maintained and not unhealthily repressed.


It is more likely between ENFP, ESFP, ENTP and ESTP: the key seems to be the constant change of perceptual angles for a P greater than 60 and a strong extroversion that causes the person to turn towards the world and feel dull when that desire is frustrates. It also appears to be just a common infant screening phase of toddlers and children of most types of MBTI.

Schizoid personality

Most likely among ISTJs, INTJs, and possibly INTPs: Schizoids are characterized by social isolation, emotional coldness, and indifference toward others. Very impaired social functioning, extreme loneliness, and grandiose visions of extroversion. Obviously, the above characteristics are caused by the same strong I and T as in autism, but schizoids are not totally overloaded with sensory overload. This allows them to be creative at times. Political Ponerology presents an interesting case that schizoids (because they spend so much time alone looking at the fast-moving world with often vengeful fantasies) write the literature and constructs that inspire subclinical and clinical psychopaths.


Most likely among ENTJ, ENTP – These are the natural predators of the human herd and they delight in it if they gain the power rather than enhance it. The essential elements are a high maximum T of 100 for clinical psychopaths and a T greater than 60 for subclinicals (the softest who have a foot in both the human world and the predatory world and who make natural politicians). This ensures that there is no emotional empathy for your fellow homo sapien. They literally cannot feel what others feel and this makes most people seem irrational and weak. The closest they have to emotion (which they confuse the concept with) is sexual arousal and aggression. Strong E makes them go out into the world and intensely socialize with their prey while Strong N’s intuition allows them to quickly learn to imitate their prey (smile, know what words with emotional meaning to say, etc.).

There is a debate in the literature as to whether psychopaths cluster on the J (left brain) or P (right brain) side or if it is nothing more than a continuum of psychopathy. Most likely it is a continuum with different specialization of work among predators. They share the same characteristics, except that the ENTJ is driven by mindless goals, regardless of the human cost (the bully), while the ENTP is disorganized but more capable of emulating / getting along with different humans and creatively exploiting that ability (the Scammer). ). Their lack of emotional intelligence and their desire for exploitative shortcuts make them poor technocrats, blue-collar workers, and high-tech specialists. Subclinics could be headed in the right direction and become productive members of the community. They have additional “disorder” characterizations of hypomania and narcissism.

Schizotypal personality disorder

Most likely between INTP and INFP: the key element appears to be a super high P which can create perceptual data overflow creating a pseudo-hallucination effect. An N of 100 and a P of 100 can easily create conspiracy theories that don’t exist.

Borderline personality disorder

Most likely among ESTPs – these very boring and emotionless people (high P’s and T’s) live on the edge and are therefore good soldiers or criminals. They don’t have the intuition of being psychopaths and they don’t interact with too many diverse people as often as they don’t get along. A super high E is key and makes them seek entertainment in the here and now (S) that would be overwhelming for most.

This ends the brainstorming secession. Again, the article does not imply that each type of Myers Briggs matches a group of descriptions that are labeled as a specific disorder. It implies that among the intense MBTI types, there is an even more intense minority within them whose behavior (if stressed / guided enough by society) matches certain descriptions of disorders more often than others. There are certainly overlays that I didn’t mention along with some types that were excluded (for now) like ESTJ, INFJ, ISFP, and ENFJ. You can take a Myers Briggs test online (try to pick a good, detailed one) and see where it falls yourself.

Is the iPad ready to replace the PC?

Apple’s new iPad Air is certainly generating a lot of buzz and building traction. The latest version of the tablet series is generating rave reviews from critics who like the slim design, more powerful processor, and brighter images.

The Air, in both its standard and Mini versions, will join a consumer tablet market that Apple already dominates. According to a recent survey by Chitika Insights, the iPad line accounted for 81 percent of tablet traffic in Canada and the United States during the month of January 2013. Everyone else is far behind.

Without a doubt, the iPad is versatile, visually appealing and easy to use. However, how does it compare as a business tool?

A recent study published by the global research firm Forrester indicated that 21 percent of the companies surveyed used a tablet at least weekly to work. Among them, 58 percent used the iPad. This is twice the number using Android tablets and more than five times the number using Windows tablets, according to the report.

The Los Angeles Times reported in an article in October that another study, from Good Technology, a maker of mobile security applications, found that 72% of mobile devices activated by companies ran on Apple’s iOS. As for tablets, 90% were iPads.

The statistics tell a good story. But before a business gets on the iPad bandwagon, it must recognize the limitations that a tablet brings to the workplace, especially those that run on Apple’s iOS system.

Many corporate users complain that the iPad cannot connect to a Windows domain like it can with a Windows client PC. Joining a PC to a domain allows a system administrator to add it to a Windows Active Directory-based domain. It can then be managed through Active Directory.

Any tablet, including the iPad, has relatively light processing power. Businesses still need desktop workhorses to perform heavier computing tasks, such as creating and managing databases with CAD, media editing, or handling large sets of scientific data. Writing and generating long and short form content is also best accomplished with a PC or laptop.

The iPad could be a corporate compliance headache, too. Since the tablet is primarily a consumer device, compliance regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley are not rooted in its specifications. IT must ensure that the data accessed by iPad users is compliant both in terms of where that data resides and how it is transmitted.

The iPad is weak when it comes to virtualization. Integration and support can be a problem compared to a standard thin client.

While new iOS apps are available to help address the issues of a Windows-based network, those who enjoy the tablet experience may do better with the Surface 2. Since Microsoft dominates the workplace, this new tablet can be a real alternative with Windows. on board.

Overall, the tablet market has a long way to go to replace PCs and laptops. Daily business operations are best done with a keyboard and a full desktop operating system.

What do you think? Do you use a tablet at work and how do you use it?

Let us know.

Don’t let your six-month review turn into a window ornament

A six-month review of your new financial planning investment services program is essential to your long-term success. A quick discussion at the partner meeting will not address the real issues. The review should be a serious project with a commitment to address any uncovered issues.

Many companies have wondered how we do it and what we should look for. The following is a breakdown of some of the key topics to review and test.

• Is everyone on board? Has the program been presented to all partners and associates? At this point, at least 75% of prospective partners and associates should have made at least four to 10 referrals and have multiple clients involved in the financial planning process. Take an accurate measure of where referrals are coming from and where they are not; ask the right questions of those with high or low participation. More or better internal communication may be necessary.

• Are you mining your entire customer base or are you just looking for diamonds on the surface? You should have contacted all of your clients in writing to let them know about the new services and suggest a time to talk about starting a plan. By the six-month mark, you should be following up on most of your “A” customers and prospects who look like potential “A” customers. In the first six months, approximately 75% of your time spent on new endeavors should be spent starting with “A” clients.

• What does the income look like? The annual goal of a 10% increase in gross billing cannot be divided by two and used as a measure for the six-month review. The inception phase of the program takes time to build momentum, and the effort will now pay off in the second half of the year. However, you should start to see some increases in the first billing total of, say, 2% to 3%. Look at the billing mix; If everything is generated from commissions (eg asset management) and nothing comes from product sales, you will fall below the 10% target and you will have to adjust the mix to stay on target. The number of complete financial plans will have a direct correlation with income. Part of the implementation plan should have included a target per partner for the number of plans. Now is the time to compile a report of the customer plans completed by the partner and compare it to the target.

• Is the leader still leading? The managing partner / partner who took over or was given “ownership” of the program should clearly already be the owner and leader. He or she must manage the cultural adjustment and make the necessary changes to facilitate integration. This person should report and / or publish results and should make the program a focus at appropriate partner meetings. At this point it is important to evaluate the role and responsibility of the person in this role: What have they done? They need help?

These are real issues and need to be addressed early and often for the program to be successful and should be the focus of each company’s semi-annual review.

Someone may be harnessing your energy

Have you ever noticed that when you are with certain people, you feel so alive, so energetic, but when you are with other people, you feel so exhausted, so tired?

When I was teaching a course in metaphysics, I came across an obscure term called zapper. Today, we think of a zapper as an electronic device. The dictionary defines it as (a) an electronic device designed to attract and kill insects, (b) a person who habitually changes channels (to avoid commercials), or (c) a remote control device used to zap. But when I was teaching that course, the term zapper was used to define people who used up all your energy, sucking the life force out of you.

One of the things I liked to do with my students was to experiment with metaphysical concepts and discuss the various ways of incorporating spiritual theories into our daily lives. Having discovered the concept of the zapper, I had everyone experiment with it. I gave them the task of making a list of the people who made them feel energetic and the people who made them feel tired, and of course I made my own lists.

The results were amazing. We all discovered that we were surrounded by people who could invigorate us and people who sucked the life force out of us.

If this was just a matter of staying away from the zappers and only having friends who made us feel alive, it would be easy to do. Just start yawning or feel like your brain is getting fuzzy, and make a strategic retreat. But, like most things in life, that is not easy to do.

Your boss or teacher could be a zapper, and your options for strategic retreat are limited. It should also be noted that not everyone is affected by the same zappers as you. One person could drain your energy but make another feel alive, and vice versa.

Around the time I was doing these experiments with my students, I had just acquired a new customer. She was beautiful, smart, interesting, and had a good sense of humor, but every time I was with her, my energy level would go down the drain. It didn’t matter if he called me on the phone or came to my office, the results were the same. He was so exhausted that he could have slept for a century. In the end, I referred her to someone else because I was always too tired to give her the kind of help she deserved.

Do your own experiment. Spend five minutes next to someone without either of you saying a word and see how they feel. At the end of those five minutes, a zapper will have a burst of energy and feel great and you’ll feel like you’ve just run a 25K marathon, ready to collapse from exhaustion.

9 quotes from Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley has become an almost mythological place where the brightest risk takers of the Internet age have made billions of dollars on hugely popular websites and computer technology and software. It is a place where America’s most fundamental designs for freedom and the pursuit of happiness are carried out every day and where the American dream of being a self-made success is tenaciously pursued.

Below is an inspiring list of quotes that speak to the spirit of Silicon Valley and the mindset of the entrepreneurs who said them.

1. Being the richest man in the cemetery does not matter to me … Going to bed at night saying that we have done something wonderful, that is what matters to me.

Steve Jobs – Iconic founder of Apple Inc. and inventor of some of the world’s most widely used and memorable technologies, including Macintosh, iMac, iTunes, iPod, and iPad. After leaving Apple in 1985, Jobs founded NeXT, and then Pixar, which was bought by Disney in 2006. Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 and led the company from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the most recognized and profitable companies in the world. . world.

2. Obviously, everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be seen as very innovative, very trustworthy and ethical and ultimately make a big difference in the world.

Sergey brin – co-founded Google with Larry Page, whom he met at Stanford University. At the age of six, Brin emigrated with his family to the United States from the Soviet Union. He studied mathematics at the University of Maryland and then did a doctorate at Stanford, where he and Page dropped out of school to work at Google full-time. Google’s internet search engine has become one of the most widely used products in the world and Google is one of the most successful companies in the world.

3. When you innovate, you have to be prepared for everyone to tell you that you are crazy.

Larry Ellison – One of Silicon Valley’s most recognizable figures, Ellison is the somewhat controversial founder of Oracle Corp, a leading enterprise software company. Ellison has an estimated fortune of more than $ 40 billion and is known for his exotic sports cars, his competition in yachts, piloting jets and buying as much Malibu real estate as possible.

4. Entrepreneurs are like visionaries. One of the ways they move forward is by seeing what they are doing as something that is going to be the whole world.

Reid hoffman – LinkedIn co-founder, entrepreneur, and prominent venture capitalist. Hoffman first studied Symbolic Systems and Cognitive Sciences at Stanford, then read philosophy as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. Earlier in his career, Hoffman worked at Apple and Fujitsu, then later co-founded SocialNet.com, became PayPal’s COO, co-founded Linkedin, and is now a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Hoffman has said that what interests him most is having a positive impact on the world on a large scale.

5. The biggest risk is not taking any risks … In a world that is changing very fast, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Mark Zuckerberg – A billionaire at the age of 23, Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook.com, the second most visited website in the world behind only Google.com and in front of YouTube.com. Zuckerberg excelled in many of his studies in elementary school and took an early interest in computer programming. During his undergraduate studies at Harvard, he and his classmates created Facebook as a social network for college students. It quickly gained popularity and now has hundreds of millions of regular users.

6. If you are not satisfied, you must change what you are doing.

Marc andreessen – Co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser, a founder of Netscape Communications Corp, and a co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms. Andreessen also sits on the boards of directors of such prominent Silicon Valley companies as Facebook, eBay and HP. Andreessen’s involvement in pioneering the widespread use of the Internet has made him a billionaire and one of the most recognizable names in Silicon Valley.

7. I think that’s the best advice: constantly think about how you could be doing better and questioning yourself.

Elon musk – An innovator just like anyone else, Musk is the founder or co-founder of several highly successful companies. Here’s a list of their efforts: Zip2 – sold for $ 307 million to Compaq; PayPal, sold to eBay for $ 1.5 billion; SpaceX, whose Falcon 9 rocket replaced NASA’s space shuttle in 2011 for flights to the International Space Station; Tesla Motors, which aspires to be the world’s largest producer of electric cars; and Solar City, which is the largest provider of solar energy systems in the US.

8. Perfect every detail and limit the number of details to perfect.

Jack dorsey – co-founder of Twitter and Square, a platform that allows credit and debit payments using devices such as iPhone and Android. A programmer from an early age, Dorsey created service dispatch software at the age of thirteen. He has expressed interest in one day becoming mayor of New York City.

9. In fact, technology has been the story of human progress for as long as we know it. In 100 years, people will look back and say, ‘That was the age of the Internet.’ And computers will be considered a mere ingredient of the Internet age.

Reed hastings – known primarily as the founder of NetFlix, but also founded Pure Software, which grew rapidly, went public, and merged with Atria Software and was later acquired by Rational Software. Hastings has insisted on a unique corporate culture at NetFlix where pay is often higher than average, vacation days and time off are up to the employees themselves, and where underperforming employees receive a large severance package when they are asked to leave.

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The Home Cleaning Business Startup Manual – Part I

Starting a business often takes a lot of money to get started. However, service-related startups can often be started for less money than most people would expect. A house cleaning business is one of those businesses. With just a few hundred dollars, you can be on your way to business success.


In order to clean houses, you will need some supplies. Wal-Mart, Costco, and Sam’s Club (or any other club membership store) are great places to buy your supplies for less. A good business rule of thumb is that most customers expect you to bring your own tools and supplies. They don’t want to go to the store and stock up on cleaning supplies before you come. What are you going to need? A small stool or ladder (2- or 4-rung ladder), industrial grade bathroom cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, high-quality window cleaner, mild scrub cleaner, carpet cleaner, furniture wax, floor cleaner hardwood floors, a set of buckets, a cleaning carrier and a bag of cleaning cloths and ready to go. The initial set of supplies will probably cost you between $ 100.00 and $ 200.00. Try buying sizes in bulk as it will save you money in the long run. Avoid being the cheapest because you often get what you pay for – cheap stuff. You want quality to be able to do a quality cleaning job. Quality work will impress your clients and keep them coming back.

Some customers prefer certain brands to be used in their home. This can be for a number of reasons. Talk to each customer if you have any concerns or preferences. Some people have health problems and prefer to use only brand X as an example. Ask them to have enough supplies on hand if they want me to use them. Important Marketing Tip: A special sales pitch could be to advertise that your service options include green cleaning products.

In most cases, you will be able to use a customer’s vacuum cleaner. Find out in your screening process if that will work for each individual customer or if they expect you to bring a vacuum cleaner. To keep the initial cost low, you can make it a requirement that customers have to supply a vacuum cleaner.

Important: Do not use the same cleaning tools on different surfaces. For example, it is highly recommended to use one mop for tile floors and another for hardwood floors. Different cleaners used on the same mop can have severe effects on surfaces for which they were not developed.

Rates and prices

The prices and fees that you can charge have various dependencies. The most critical dependency is your geographic location. An area with high income among a large part of the population will allow you to ask for higher prices. You will also find more clients in areas such as low-income households that are not really your preferred target group.

Important: Cleaning jobs must be priced per project / job and not per hour. There is a bit of psychology when you look at it from the customer’s point of view. The client knows they have to pay $ 75.00 to clean the house, they don’t really care if it takes 3 hours or 5 hours. If the same job was priced by the hour, the customer could see in more detail how long it takes to clean the house and finally ask why it took him an hour for just the 2 bathrooms in his house. Both your client and you will know in advance what the price of cleaning the house is. Customers will like the fact that they don’t have to expect surprises if it takes you 2 more hours to get the job done.

Pricing Strategies: Cleaning a house is not always the same. You must differentiate between the initial cleaning of a place and the maintenance cleaning. Imagine a house in ruins – it will take you much longer to clean a really messy place compared to one that is cleaned on a regular basis. If clients want to hire you on a recurring basis, the job should start with an “initial cleanup.” The initial cleaning should be priced approximately 50% above the normal rate for the same job. If you charge $ 75.00 for 1,500 SQFT. house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms the initial cleaning should cost the client between $ 100.00 and $ 125.00. The initial cleaning protects both sides from disappointment and also ensures that you are in a position to do a quality job.

To find out what the current fee is for house cleaning in your area, you should consult your competition. Get pricing information from established companies like “Molly Maid”, as well as the sole proprietor who works alone or only with a small team. You should also put a reasonable value on your own time and take it into account. Set up your own price list for houses of different sizes. Base your starting price on a standard 3 bedroom 2 bath approx. 1,500 SQUARE FEET. from space. A 4 bed / 3 bath house with approx. 2,200 SQUARE FEET. you should increase your price from $ 15.00 to $ 25.00. As a general rule of thumb, you can add $ 10.00 or $ 20.00 per 1,000 SQFT. of space in the house to cover your time and expenses (instead of working with the number of bedrooms / bathrooms).

Exclusions: Window cleaning, oven cleaning, and refrigerator cleaning are not included in standard house cleaning jobs. You should charge between $ 15.00 and $ 25.00 for ovens and refrigerators and about $ 5.00 for interior window (normal size / easy access).

Important: do not work in the market with prices that are too low. It will be difficult to raise prices later when it is more established. Getting customers is not just a question of prices. Consider how much it would cost you to hire someone to do the same job and still earn some money for you after having to pay your employee’s salary. Put a fair value on your own work. House cleaning is hard work.

Guide to implement Business Intelligence – 1 – Introduction to Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is about bridging the gap between collected data and the data that business people need to drive business and improve. It’s about taking that data and turning it into beneficial information that can be used to help your business grow. Although the tools exist to help with this, many organizations only manage what they can measure, which may not deliver business value.

Organizations must react to the information given to them as this is where value is added, this is what we refer to as BI culture, creating the mindset within the organization to ensure that people get the best of it. business intelligence solutions to make sure the business can move forward.

For a business intelligence solution to truly add value, you must start by considering your key performance indicators (KPIs), these are business information needs, what do you need to know to make better business decisions?

To define the KPIs it is necessary to know what the vision of your business is. You need to start from the top and determine what the objectives are, what is your business vision and where it is leading, this will allow you to determine what are the critical factors for success, once you know this you can decide what KPI you need .

Once you’ve determined what critical success factors affect these KPIs, you’ll need to make sure everyone knows what your KPI is (within any organization, it’s not uncommon for a KPI to break down into different parts of the business). Once everyone is working on their own KPI, you can start measuring performance indicators, which are essentially the results of your business activities.

Implementing an effective business intelligence solution can be difficult because it is often cross-functional, the data quality is sometimes unknown and everything will not always be under your control, or it may simply be a case that the KPIs are not fully understood or not fully understood. sufficiently clearly aligned with the data being used.

Another reason companies may find it challenging is because they often have long delivery cycles in their IT departments, for example if you are using a cascading approach where you have to define requirements in advance, get their approval, and then move on to a period of six months. delivery cycle, often what you are delivering is no longer what the end user needs because the business has moved on. This means that to implement business intelligence solutions it is strongly recommended that a more agile development approach be adopted in which shorter delivery cycles are used and the end user is continuously consulted (i.e. what do they want, what are their priorities, etc.).

An effective way to ensure that data is moved and processed is the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tool, which is there to move the data from A to B and process it. There are many ways this can be done, it is traditionally made by hand, this solution will work well if you have people who are familiar with where they are working and like to code by hand. However, a senior manager who has the subject of managing change and controlling that source code will prefer to centralize it and have it in one tool to make it more manageable.

Having an ETL tool can be very beneficial if you are building a data warehouse, as it will need to evolve and change with your business; in this case, you want a set of tools that allows you to quickly adapt to your system. Today’s ETL tools, which are highly centralized and multi-user based, allow people to change data and document the processing they are doing as they build it, it is a rapid development tool, so if your business is very complex and evolving quickly over time, an ETL tool would be recommended.

Your human resources data is usually key for most companies, you need to know exactly who your employees are, what skills they have and the benefits they bring to your business; most of the time, they will also be one of your biggest costs.

In many cases, HR data will be the last to enter a data warehouse due to the sensitive nature of the data, but once you start managing this data effectively, you can see things like retention, at a glance, absences and where people are struggling and this information can prove invaluable when it comes to running your business effectively.

However, this data can be difficult to analyze because anyone can have many attributes hanging from it, which means that they can have many dependents and many skills; However, if you extract the HR data into a data warehouse, you can actually overcome some of the problems inherently encountered, then you can usually find invaluable information on how you can manage your people more effectively.

A data storage device is an all-in-one solution, hardware, database software and network software, which allows you to take data from disks, filter it, present it and generate queries from terabyte databases, it is ideal for very large and very large databases. data solutions.

However, a data storage device does not grant immunity against the daily challenges that business intelligence presents, the front-end delivery solution still needs to be designed and built and is still in demand from changing user requirements as well. such as data quality problems, but a data storage device allows you to process large amounts of data in a much more optimal way.

MMOG Coin Revolution

MMOG coins were first introduced from the popular EverQuest (EQ) game with its “platinum” coin, also known as “plat”. Since the first pioneers in selling dishes on Ebay, many have argued and disapproved of those who have ever bought dishes online. I remember many players harassing others with rude names like “newb” and “ebayer”. It’s been more than 5 years that everyone has been discussing whether the MMOG money trading secondary market would ever be accepted.

Since the introduction of EverQuest platinum, probably more than 70% of gamers would not even consider buying dishes and discriminated against those who did. As of today, the numbers have dropped dramatically. About 40% of players now buy currencies, 30% still don’t like the idea, and 30% of the other players probably don’t care too much and may buy some for themselves in the near future.

Although online gaming currency is still a new trend for the online gaming community, it is becoming popular at a very fast pace. By the end of 2010, I think that even the publishers themselves will support the secondary market base. Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has started their own EverQuest 2 gold auction system and plans to start a new MMORPG in which they intend to sell coins and items themselves. With your support, I am confident that the secondary market will be accepted for a period of time.

The secondary market is as successful as the primary market. With the launch of World of Warcraft (WoW), there are now over 4.5 million subscribers. The vast majority of those players are probably new to the world of MMORPGs. A huge increase in subscribers means a lot more potential for the secondary market. So far, WoW gold has been the best seller of the year and perhaps a few more years to come.

With the high demand, many players have even started a career where they collect money, items, and other virtual assets and sell them to players or stores who can buy them at wholesale price and resell them to individuals.

The secondary market may one day even be larger than the primary market. Many players today probably spend more to buy currency, items and equipment than their subscription fee. The publishers themselves cannot even deny the fact that there is a lot of money to be made in the secondary market that, for a vast period of time, I am sure they will sell their virtual assets themselves. As for whether the players will support it or not, I think it is only a matter of time before acceptance, of course there will always be some who will not like the idea.