When you’re looking for a new job – whether it’s because you’re unemployed or looking for a career change – one of the most frustrating parts is when you can’t seem to get an interview. You send out a ton of applications, submitting your resume all over the place, only to hear nothing back. This lack of interest is frustrating, and in turn, you become discouraged with the job search. Rather than giving up, there are a few things that might need fixing within your job applications. Try fixing these 6 six things first, and see if the number of interviews you receive goes up.
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It’s no secret that the way we are doing business is changing, and companies increasingly must use the latest technology or programs to stay ahead in an ever-shifting global market. Technology is changing the way that businesses operate. Whether you are a small business owner, and have your own coffee shop, to an online high fashion boutique, you need to make sure that your IT systems are up to date to improve output, ensure that your business operates faster, and to improve how your company operates. So, if you want to make smarter business decisions, and obtain new clients, then make sure that you understand how technology can benefit you. Continue reading “How Top Technology Can Improve Your Business”
For many small business owners, the dream would be to have a piece of your marketing campaign go viral and bring a ton of money into your business. And while this has been the reality for some businesses, many small business owners are still waiting and waiting for their 15 minutes of fame from a viral video or another marketing piece. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of having some of your marketing pieces go viral. Continue reading “3 Tips for Creating A Viral Marketing Piece”
If you are going to succeed in the world of business, it really is about who you know. Developing strong contacts is a fantastic way for you to ensure you always get the best deals, stay up to date with the latest industry trends, and establish an impressive reputation. Even if you already have a long list of contacts, you should still be aiming for more. This will help you to prepare for all of life’s twists and turns. Below are five useful contacts for your business. Continue reading “5 Useful Contacts for Your Business”
Let’s admit it: Most of us spend a few minutes here and there on our Facebook pages bantering back-and-forth with customers or waxing poetic about the state of the world. But, as far as a strategy for using Facebook to grow your business, enhance your brand or show off your superb customer service — well, few of us have one.
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Purchasing a dream car is itself a complex decision making process. One needs to look at features, price, service support, brand value, looks and what not, for taking the final leap of faith! One cannot even forget the associated taxes when you make a choice among so many confusing parameters. So many decision points are involved while buying a car. Continue reading “Choosing a car insurance – Food for thought”
Amazon has become one of the largest retail giants on the planet with over $107 billion in total sales last year and over $12M in average sales per hour. With huge sales numbers like this and amazing sales incentives such as Amazon Prime it is no wonder that Amazon is dominating the online market. Many retailers, both brick and mortar as well as online, are worried about reduced sales and profit margins. Many have already succumbed to this market pressure. Continue reading “Tips on how to skyrocket your Amazon sales”
Have you ever doing business where there is no competition? Think for a minute, if there is no competition how you would sustain an idea and grow it? My point is the race of competition is constructive, it’s a good thing, but it can itch us the wrong way at times. There is competition between entities doing the same businesses but what will you do if you are losing a considerable chunk of business to smaller companies that do a fraction of what you are doing. Continue reading “10 Ways Business Owners Can Amaze Their Competitors!”
As cloud-based computing evolves and Amazon emerges as an early leader in the renting of cloud space, more businesses are migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) than ever before. But a poorly planned cloud migration can expose a business to data intrusion vulnerability. Explore the following important steps to keep your AWS cloud secure. Continue reading “How to ensure your AWS is secure”
To reach a wide audience and to appeal to your established audience; keeping them hooked to your website or blog, you have to create extraordinary content. Extraordinary content is content that is useful to your audience and content that creates traffic and converts leads increasing your sales revenue. In the digital marketing world, content marketing is at the heart of all operations hence the phrase; Content is King! Continue reading “15 Most Popular Free Tools for Content Marketing Campaigns”
Online security threats are nothing to mess around with. Case in point: analysts predict that by 2021, the damage costs from cybercrime will reach $6 trillion. Rather than run the risk of losing business and losing the hard work you’ve put into your brand reputation, you should be up to date on the security risks of the Web and how you can combat them.
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Most businesses these days would be pretty stumped without software to help them manage what they do and to help them operate in the most productive and efficient ways. Continue reading “Why Software as A Service Can Be a Better Model Than Traditional Licenses for Your Business Software”
Multi-level marketing, also known as network marketing, is a unique business structure which encourages its members to learn and adapt the skills they will need to someday run their own businesses, while at the same time giving them the space to practise these skills and earn money at a job.
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Like SEO, digital marketing too has become a must now to be seen online. There are definite reasons why you would want to outsource your digital marketing campaign to professionals. It makes managing business easier for you and the professionals can take complete care of all your online marketing needs without making you invest unnecessary time, effort and money. Continue reading “Benefits of Outsourcing Digital Marketing Services to Experts”
Gone are the days when you had to make numerous trips to a brick and mortar bank branch even for withdrawing a small amount or transferring money from your account. The new age savings bank account provides you online banking services which is the most convenient way of carrying out your banking needs without visiting the bank branch. Online banking services not only saves time and money it provides immense ease in managing your money. Continue reading “How Online Banking Services have made our Lives Easy”
The internet is now a perfectly normal part of everyday life. To the point that our children find it hard to believe that we ever lived without it and that we now genuinely struggle if we are cut off for a few days. Our day to day lives are dominated by social media, Google, online video streaming, and online booking systems. We do everything online, either on an app or our computers. Many of the industries that we come into contact with have also changed to incorporate online ideas and advancements. Continue reading “How the Internet is Changing Healthcare”
Small businesses need to get their advertising strategy right in order to survive in the competitive business landscape. Online advertising has been great for small businesses because it often provides a cost-effective solution to increasing business visibility. One of the key online advertising strategies to keep in mind is pay-per-click or PPC advertising.
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Manufacturers in various industries today are enjoying the convenience and cost-efficiency of computer-aided design or CAD in their product development process. From personal, customized items such as medical prosthetics and jewelry to large-scale production of consumer electronics and devices, CAD has definitely changed the way designers conceptualize and execute their ideas. Continue reading “How Your Business Can Benefit from Computer-Aided Design”
With tech gurus making plans to live forever and artificial intelligence gathering pace at breakneck speed, the future might look a little bleak for mere mortals soon to be replaced by robot workers. In our darkest moments we might imagine our descendants performing the most menial tasks in exchange for food and shelter — under the all-seeing eyes of giant Elon Musk avatars chanting motivational mantras. Continue reading “3 reasons why automation might make work wonderful”
Influencers have grown from a non-traditional method of brand promotion to one of the more effective strategies in all of marketing. Brands must build a connection with their audience in order to be successful. This involves gaining their attention, building trust, and making sure the entire effort doesn’t sound too much like a pitch. Brand influencers bring a sense of authority and credibility to these efforts. They can incentivize viewers to check out content they may have otherwise passed on, and even help brands expand their audience in the long-term. Continue reading “Influencer Engagement Strategies – Frameworks for Brand Managers”
Influencers have grown from a non-traditional method of brand promotion to one of the more effective strategies in all of marketing. Brands must build a connection with their audience in order to be successful. This involves gaining their attention, building trust, and making sure the entire effort doesn’t sound too much like a pitch. Continue reading “3 Ways Brands Are Activating Influencers in 2017”
The way that businesses communicate internally, with other businesses and with consumers has changed drastically in the past few years. With the explosion of tech and mobility, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) culture was one of the unprecedented new developments; but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading “Benefits of Virtual Meeting Software”
When used effectively, social media channels are essential tools for today’s entrepreneur and small-business owner. Twitter and Facebook in particular lead to valuable insights into the latest trends and customer perceptions. Both channels also provide marketing opportunities that as an entrepreneur you cannot ignore. Continue reading “Twitter and Facebook: A Practical Entrepreneur and Small Business Guide”
IT asset management (ITAM) is a practice that allows professionals to make smart decisions about hardware, software and inventory information. ITAM is growing more important for businesses each year. Due to regular advancements in information technology, humans interact with a complex web of hardware and software assets for business, finance and leisure. These diverse resources offer a wide range of benefits for profit-seeking businesses. However, IT assets must be managed properly to keep costs low. Continue reading “IT Asset Management Applications for Finance”
Fulfillment is the name of the game when it comes to manufacturing and commercializing products. You might think your business is far removed from the customer, but the reality is that customers order and expect products to arrive quickly. That turnaround time is a key element in staying competitive and successfully commercializing products is recognized. There are many obstacles standing in the way of that fulfillment, the least of which being transportation and operations. Experienced manufacturers and product developers will need to plan around these roadblocks highlighted in this article. Continue reading “Challenges of Product Commercialization – An Overview”
For secure investments, Public Provident Fund andFixed Deposit are great options. You should choose one based on what you need. Out of these two investment options, fixed deposits are often a preferred choice for busy salaried professionals who do not fall in the higher taxation brackets. Continue reading “How to decide among investment options?”
Once you start a YouTube channel, you may find that your videos are not getting the recognition or viewership you think it deserves. Most times, it’s because you haven’t implemented any marketing techniques to promote the video or even failed to set it up properly. Continue reading “4 simple ways to increase your YouTube views rapidly”
Nations are rapidly transforming by leveraging on information and communication technologies (ICTs). The access to information and knowledge across the web enables new innovations and the creation of smart cities. Organisations and governments at all levels initiate ICT-driven programmes to stimulate innovation and address the needs of the key stakeholders. This results in radical changes in the way nations are organized. Continue reading “CFP for SI on Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability in Information Systems Frontiers”
The digital trend that has worked the best is that of personalization. Your information is incredibly valuable for companies for this very reason, and it is why companies like Facebook and Google have the monopoly on advertising. They track your usage and are then able to personalize ads towards your tastes. This means that when a business owner creates an ad campaign, these companies only show it to people that would be interested. People don’t typically turn off the data collection; therefore this means personalization is possible. Continue reading “The Power of Personalization”
As Australia’s $222 billion retail industry enters the fight of its life against e-commerce giant Amazon, the advice from industry experts is clear: know your enemy, lift your game or risk going out of business. Since April, when Amazon confirmed its plans to open an Australian distribution centre in 2018, the retail industry has been in a state of flux. Expert commentary has wavered between catastrophic predictions and share price downgrades, to reassurance and soothing tones. Continue reading “How Australian retail can ward off the Amazon effect”