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Jobs: What's Your Return on Investment?

ROI, it is a common acronym. ROI standing for Return on Investment. This is something that we all seek. Whether we are talking about retirement, investments, 401k, house values, whatever the case may be we want something in return when we give something! That is exactly how potential employers views job applicants, what is the Return on Investment.

Make no mistake about it, regardless of position or company they are investing in you, and they expect a payoff. They are investing in your training, health benefits, taxes, insurance, and of course payroll. Human Resources and all companies are seeking a return on that investment, so you have to present yourself that way in your resume!

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA has a broad job description. Most people will think of a work at home secretary, but this position has evolved over the years to include many skill sets that will benefit any business or professional. Some people will use this term when they need a personal assistant who may book flights, shop online for them, or any task that a person needs help with and can be done online. A Virtual Assistant is more of an administrative assistant to assist with office work. Of course, like the title Virtual this is an online position so the office work will be projects that can be completed online and not in an actual office. This is a great position if you are looking for a flexible position that you can work from home around your schedule. Most work is given to the Virtual Assistant with a completion date; so as long as you can complete the project by the date you are able to work around your schedule. This makes this particular job perfect for a stay at home mom, retiree, or someone who needs/wants to make extra money each month.

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Expand Your 30 Mile Radius for Job Searches!

 

For many job seekers, especially those actively seeking new employment, the number one reason they are looking for a new job: Money! However, would you like to take a guess what is a very, very, very close second? The commute! Talk to anyone, whether they live in a large city or a rural area, their commute to and from work in relation to time and miles simply drives people crazy. In addition, those looking for work, will say "WOW what a great job just too far from home, it doesn't make sense." These commutes or potential commutes take away from the love of the job, maybe the upside in pay, productivity, time away from home or family, and more unwanted stress in life.

Most job seekers have such a limited job search due to demographics, where they live. So it begs the question, "Why limit yourself?" Why wouldn't you or couldn't you live 1000 or 2000 miles away from the office?

 

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The Power of a Part-Time Job!

 

One of the most difficult aspects that most families struggle with is the ability to save money. In some cases as stay at home moms, we want the ability to contribute financially. However, the most important responsibility you have chosen is to stay home and raise your family. No doubt about it, this is the number one objective. In looking at other options to help the family financially it seems near impossible to juggle the kid’s schedule, costs of day care, or wanting to be gone from your home full-time. The truth is, you can have it all.

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