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I Have Been Pleased with the People Search Business - See What It's About

I Have Been Pleased with the People Search Business - See What It's About

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I really did not think I would be here when I signed up for the people search website earlier this year but here I am, nearly a year later and the site is still going, making a couple of dollars here and there and paying for itself while I do other things. One of these days maybe I’ll tally the stats up and figure out how I did over the year but given the cost of the whole kit and kabootle was all of ~$120 I know I have broken even and then some.

I have been able to spend a few dollars on training materials and software, have dabbled a little using Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing and otherwise been able to put a few dollars toward my online education rather than just sit idle doing nothing for myself.

A Year Ago I Was Extremely Angry at Work
You’ve probably heard a story like this before, and mine was no different from the oldest workplace political hack jobs in the book. My boss had bullied me at work, then her boss and HR did the same, then my boss topped it off by giving me an unfavorable performance review for my troubles. All of this happened in the worst job market since the Great Depression. Ever had something like this happen to you?

I Made a New Year’s Resolution – Find Another Source of Income – NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES
I was so angry and hurt and depressed at New Year’s last year that I resolved to find another way to make money no matter what it took with the hopes that someday, somehow I would be able to walk out of my job, say, “Saionara!” to the *bleeps* that hurt me and move on with my head held high, my dignity intact, and my attitude resolved that NO ONE was ever going to treat me that way again.

To that end I have spent many hours this year learning everything I could about internet marketing. I joined wealthy affiliate. I got to know Jennifer Ledbetter. I partnered with Tissa Godavitarne. I read every last free e-book and e-course I could find on web promotion. I bought a subscription to an awesome piece of web marketing software.

Then I Began Writing. And Writing. And Writing…
Anger can be a powerful (however slightly unhealthy) motivator, and believe me I was angry. I wrote in the morning before I went to work. I wrote when I got home from work. I wrote while I did laundry. I wrote in the bathroom. I wrote on weekends. I wrote on vacation, and I wrote on holidays. I thought about writing while falling asleep, in the car, or any other time my hands weren’t free to type.

Don't Listen to the Negativism of Others - Hard Work Pays Off

Don't Listen to the Negativism of Others - Hard Work Pays Off

And So Here I Am, One Year Later…
…and I’ll be damned if this stupid little people search business isn’t still making a few bucks for me – enough to pay for the expenses of a software license, hosting, new ventures, and other related subscription services. How can I not be happy with the way things have turned out?

Am I going to walk off the job tomorrow or a month from now? Nope. But do I wake up each day with energy and a feeling of hope and determination that better times are ahead and those a-holes at work can never hurt me again? Oh yeah I do.

And I am VERY Thankful.

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2 Comments updated July 26, 2013

Find a Job in This Economy? Yes You Can!

It’s hard to find a job in this economy, true, but because the government has begun spending a significant amount of money to stimulate the economy jobs are opening up across the country. This is not the time to be pessimistic and negative about your job prospects – in fact this may be the best time ever to be in the job market. Why on earth would I say that? You may not believe this but there are numerous factors working in your favor right now even as we speak. Let me knock out a few for you:

  • Demographics – The aging population is over-represented among the employed
  • Lean Operations – Businesses have cut to the bone in this round of layoffs
  • Inflation – Yes inflation will be an important factor because you’ll earn at a higher starting wage than your predecessor

I’m not going to go into great detail about any of these particular topics but the long and short of it is that businesses had to cut drastically this past year, they cut all but the most senior employees. Those senior employees are at or near retirement age, and the people who get hired first in this coming expansion can expect to have a priority position within their companies for as long as they choose to stay around.

Keep your chin up, this coming decade could be very good for you.

Other Posts Related to the Find a Job Thread:
Best Future Careers – Jobs for the Next Five Years and Beyond
Find a Job That is Rewarding and Energizing
Questions to Ask at Interviews – Leadership Through Targeted Curiousity
Thoughts on Writing a Cover Letter and Resume

Prior Post on This Thread: How to Find a Job in this Sour Economy

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No Comments updated January 26, 2015

Find a Job – How to Look for a Job in a Down Economy

Want to know how to find a job in this economy? Lost your job?  Afraid you’re going to lose your job?  Hey It can happen to anyone these days.  Times are hard and you need to know how to market yourself right now so that your next job offer comes long before your present one runs out.  Does that sound like a plan to you?

Skip on over to our job resources pages and soak in all the good information we have over there to help you become resolute in your new job search and confident you have what it takes to keep moving forward even in this dreadful economy.  Thinking about how to look for a job right now will pave the way to staying in the black while everyone else is wondering where the next paycheck will come from.

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1 Comment updated November 20, 2013

Writing a Cover Letter and Resume – What Are You Selling?

Writing a cover letter and resume that accurately reflects your skillset, experience and work habits will go a long way toward helping you land in the ideal position for you long term.  When you go to write your cover letter – what are you really trying to convey?  Here’s a few recommendations:

  • Be professional – no errors – spelling, grammatical, factual, or otherwise
  • Be courteous – are you genuinely thankful for the opportunity?  Show it in words
  • Give them a ‘wow’ moment – tell them something you did for a previous employer that was above and beyond
  • Show them you’ve done your homework – what about their company excites you?

Take these few tips into consideration and writing a cover letter and resume should come much easier for you.  Don’t over-do it of course – you still want to keep it brief, but do be sure to demonstrate your competence, confidence, and enthusiasm for your work.  Then to get that extra little boost, consider this little secret hot job document.

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No Comments updated November 20, 2013

Best Future Jobs to 2016

The best future jobs for the next several years will continue to be registered nurses, post-secondary educators, computer software applications engineers, and management analysts – this according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook of 2008-09.  The projected job growth for registered nurses is a staggering 587,000 new positions (projected growth from 2006 – 2016).  A distant second place was for post-secondary education teachers, creating an expected 382,000 new jobs.

Of all the top ten positions with the most net job growth for those positions considered to be above average pay there were none that didn’t require at least some post secondary education.  It then remains of critical importance for young people with a desire to get higher paying jobs to continue their education.   Even the construction worker jobs with above average pay all require additional education (heavy machine operation or truck driving).  The point is clear – higher earning jobs require higher education.  The best future jobs according to the BLS study demonstrate that very clearly.

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No Comments updated April 23, 2012