Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the August 5, 2002 issue of QuintZine.
A report entitled “Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere: The Changing Face of Work,” sponsored by the Positively Broadband Campaign, found that 54 percent of Americans think that telecommuting would improve the quality of their lives. Among those who commute an hour or more a day, this view jumped to 66 percent. The report also found that 43 percent of respondents indicated that they would be a better spouse or parent if they were able to telecommute. Forty-six percent said their quality of work would improve. The survey also found that workers have concerns about telecommuting, with 20 percent of respondents feared that they would not have enough contact with their fellow workers if they telecommuted. The new report follows a survey last year that found that 80 percent of telecommuters said that they are more satisfied with their jobs, are more productive and feel more loyal to their employers. Three-quarters of at-home teleworkers reported a major increase in productivity and work quality.
Jobs on the shrinking side include those for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers, and automation is expected to keep taking jobs away from humans in other fields. Other occupations where jobs will disappear include brokerage clerks, couriers, fishers, and repairers of home-entertainment electronics.
- The Web site design must be simple, interactive, and easy to use.
- The site must have built-in software so the business owner has control of its look and design without having to pay a programmer $75 an hour for updates and changes.
- The site must be enabled with e-commerce for simple on-line transactions.
- The site must provide statistical tracking, for database management and direct marketing.
- Sales, invoice, accounting, and revenue tracking software should be implemented for running the business’s infrastructure.
- Auto-responders are necessary for following up with site visitors and potential customers.”
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