5 Steps to Interview

5 Steps to Interview How To Land An Interview There are 5 things to consider before mailing your resume to a potential employer: Application Format Content Spelling & Grammar Presentation Application Always respond to a job advertisement in the manner requested. You Are Unique! If a phone number is included in the advertisement, call them. It’s there so that applicants may request further details on the role. So call the advertiser and have some questions prepared. The main purpose of your call is to ascertain if there is a position description or an employment pack and to ask for it. To ignore this important step puts you at an immediate disadvantage to anyone who has made the effort to call. Create Interest In You! Calling demonstrates that you are being selective in your job search rather than applying ‘en masse’ for anything remotely related to what you do. Make the advertiser feel special, particularly if you’re dealing directly with the hiring company. Tell them how interested you are. As the majority of applicants will not call until after they have submitted their resume, you are first out of the blocks and in pole position having made that all important first contact. Sell Yourself! Be brief and to the point. Plan your conversation. Have some points written out in front of you and always have your resume at hand. You may encounter an engaging recipient who asks what your experience is or what you currently do. This can catch many people off guard but if your experience is in front of you in black and white, the risk of tripping up is minimised. Application Checklist The correct resume format has been chosen Are there more pages than necessary – how many pages You made contact with the employer/recruiter and obtained a job description or employment pack You have tailored your resume for each application Each criteria has been successfully addressed – iResume You presented yourself in the best possible way Happy with your Cover Letter? Format The style in which you present your resume will depend on your: Level of Experience Current Status (returning to work mum, unemployed, student, currently employed) Career Direction (are you making a vertical move or are you changing your career entirely) See our section on Which Resume Format Content The information contained in your resume should relate to the position applied for. Regardless of how little information you are working with, a tailored resume will have a greater effect than a generic resume. Please see our Resume Tailor for more details. Spelling & Grammar English may not be your native tongue but for many applicants it is so why put yourself at an immediate disadvantage by creating simple spelling and grammatical errors. Choosing between American and Anglo versions of words can be difficult but generally of little consequence. Whatever you choose, be consistent for the entire document. Click here for more Interview Tips Resume Presentation Microsoft Word is the most user friendly application for writing your

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US Jobless Claims

By AT Partnerships | Posted 10 Oct 2014 Thursday’s trading news comes down to a simple explanation; Stocks and commodities tumbled around the globe! The Dow lead the way in losses in the US. European markets worried about a softening European economy that could be trouble for US earnings down the road. The Dow fell 1.97%, S&P 2.07%. Volatility action was up 24%. The catalyst was German exports down a disappointing – 5.8%, Germany being the dominant driving force of economic activity in the Euro Zone. Great Britain’s FTSE and Germany’s DAX Markets also suffered some late weakness with the DAX sitting on 8916.00. What happened to currencies: the big three; US Dollar, the Euro, and the Yen? A late surge in the US session actually strengthened the mighty US Dollar against most currencies on upbeat US jobless claims as comments from Draghi pushed the Euro lower bolstering the Greenback’s appeal to investors. The only currency to dent the US Dollar was the Japanese YEN as they had some good data in manufacturing orders that was higher than expected. Gold and Silver have seen demand surge into the market this week with some nice gains and on Thursday during the Asian and European session the “up” momentum was still there, but when US investors stepped up to the plate for their turn to bat, things changed in quick fashion and prices quickly reversed with most of the previous gains of the day wiped out. Overall Gold did still manage to finish the day slightly up from the Asian opening which means that there is a 4 day price gain in Gold this week. Since Tuesday of this week Oil has seen a massive drop in price, a $6.00 move down (WTI), to $84.32, the lowest price since April 2013, a 17% haircut. Oil price is simply at the whim of supply and demand, so obviously the supply is there as US OIL production has increased to an amazing 7.8 – 10 million barrels a day. The United States stands as the third largest Oil producer in the world with only Saudi Arabia and Russia ahead of them. China and the US are the greatest consumers of Oil. These stats are from 2013, therefore slight variations are most probable.

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More Than A Bookkeeper or Accountant – You Need Full Business Advisor Services To Grow Your Business

The Benefits of a Business Advisor Bookkeepers do one thing, and one thing only – and that’s keeping on top of your financial situation: hence you need a business advisor to develop your business. By hiring a business advisor, you can rest assured that they will be filing and documenting your businesses’ transactions, and they will then prepare this information for submission when it comes to taxation. Although they may not be as necessary for businesses that pay tax automatically (those with a set contractual income for example), they are incredibly important for any businesses that have opted to undergo the self-taxation process.   At this time, all receipts, invoices and other forms of transaction are documented, and a final sum is calculated regarding your earnings and expenses. Your earnings will place you neatly in to a particular tax bracket, and you’ll be expected to pay this tax back in to the system. On the other side of the coin, your expenses can also be claimed back (particularly those relating to travel, provisions and even courses that you may have sent your members of staff on). If these expenses are deemed refundable, then you can simply declare what your business has spent and why, and as long as it falls within certain criteria, you’ll receive a cheque from your taxation authority, to cater to your initial output. These are details that are often overlooked when managing finances single-handedly, and that’s what makes reliable bookkeeping services so important.

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Proactive Tax Accountants – Tactica Partners Perth For Your Business

What to Consider When Hiring a Tax Accountant     One of the major factors to consider when it comes to deciding whether or not to hire a tax accountant is security. Having a qualified professional in your corner to present you to the IRS in the event of an audit is an attractive feature- especially when the alternative is facing them alone. If you could save time, extra money in deductions and even gain some important business information by hiring a tax accountant, then why not do so? Here’s what to consider when hiring a tax accountant for your returns.   Availability   While you may understand that some accounting companies close their doors mid April and only reopen when it is time for the tax season to restart, it doesn’t mean that you won’t need their services year-round. If you are an established business and have some experience with doing your own taxes, you may be able to deal with any issues that may arise- but if you are a small business or start-up you may need a tax accountant in a much more permanent capacity.   Knowing your clientele   It is important that a potential tax accountant understands both your type of business and the clientele that you work with. Certain factors about where and how you operate may better explain or affect your financial incomings and outgoings, so it’s important that your accountant understands your particular industry.   Who will be working for you? It’s no secret that some accountants outsource their work to a third party. While this is not a huge issue if both the accountant and the third party are fully qualified, it might not be an ideal set-up if you may want to communicate directly with your book keeper down the line.   Billing requirements  It might not seem like billing is an issue that you need to consider before you hire a tax accountant, but as accountants can charge in different capacities, you really need to know how you will be paying, before you have to pay. Some accountants are payable by the hour and others bill a flat rate, so deciding on how often you will use your tax accountant will help you to choose which billing requirement will suit you.   For example, if you are planning to take a hands-on approach to the processes of bookkeeping, an hourly rate billing capacity will make sense as you won’t need a tax accountant as often as other businesses. If you wish to let the tax accountant to take the bulk of the work, a flat rate will work out cheaper in the long run.   You should also consider standard fees for potential tax accountants too, and providing a copy of previous tax returns when you discuss possible employment will give them the opportunity to familiarize with your business and typical financial standing, which will allow for a more educated quote.   Working with multiple entities  This is a particularly

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Timothy K. Fife Markets update FOMC & Yellon Take Centre Stage

FOMC & Yellon Take Centre Stage There were some major movement in Currencies for a Monday, March 16, that went against general patterns established during this year. Draghi’s positive comments about European economic improvement was the catalyst for a 100 pip gain with the EUR/USD but noted is some weakness during the past couple of hours to close at 1.0567. Let’s not get too excited as many doubts still linger in the minds of the major players who still believe parity is in the cards. Added to the mix is Greek P.M. Yanis Varoufakis tangling yet again in Berlin with reporters losing more credibility as he rudely walked away from a CNBC interviewer who was trying to ask a question. Germany is getting very tired of these Greek demands and how they are being presented. The British Pound made up for some of the losses incurred last week gaining against most major counterparts. With the Dollar and GBP/USD profit taking was the major reason as price moved off Friday’s 20 month low of 1.4696. BoE , Carney has kept the Pound under pressure with his Interest Rate statements of delaying rises, so the Pound remains vulnerable. Gold buyers went into quick action early during the trading day to reach previous resistance of 1164 area but immediate reversal was seen before the U.S. session as Gold plunged 14 Dollars in the next 8 hours where important support of 1FOMC  &  YELLEN  take CENTRE STAGE150 resides. It does seem the Market is very happy to be a buyer at this level at the moment where on five occasions since last Wednesday they have stepped in to raise price up to today’s close at 1154.22. Gold down $2.00 on the day and still very negative. Stock Markets in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe all rallied as that slight appreciation in the Euro seemed to fuel the surge. The German DAX topped 12,000 for the first time with ECB’s QE helping equities. The stronger Euro affected many corners of Markets but not Oil , as it continued it’s weakness now at 43.72/barrel WTI. The FED is hesitant as we approach Wednesday’s all important FOMC meeting as it is sounding it does not want to pull the trigger on a rate hike as their economic growth remains more fragile lately. Another large, 2 billion dollar Hedge Fund in the States has collapsed, “Everest Capital”, due to holding so called safe short positions on the Swiss Franc, CHF, and lost a quick $850 million in a matter of minutes on the imfamous deceptions of the SNB on January 15 who reneged on the 1.2000 floor of the EUR/CHF. Regardless, how does this happen with such a large and experienced staff of Investors. GREED lies in the hearts of the best of us. More suicides on Wall Street, a contagion is happening, so much pressure. A JPMorgan back end executive committed suicide yesterday adding to the plethora of deaths seen during the past couple of years relating to

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Medical Indemnity Insurance for Doctors

Medical Indemnity Insurance for Doctors   As a medical professional, you’ll agree that there isn’t much that’s as important as gaining reliable medical indemnity insurance. Although medical procedures have been undergoing technological advancements, the tendency for incidents to occur is still a prominent concern amongst the medical community. Medical indemnity insurance isn’t just beneficial to doctors and surgeons; it’s actually of vital importance to patients too.   It’s never the intention for medical care to go wrong and when it happens it can take a major toll on both the doctor and patient. Whether the consequences are short term and can be recovered from, or if they will have a much longer term effect that can be life changing; getting on top of the matter with financial backing should be a priority in any instance to ensure that further medical treatment can be undertaken if necessary, or so that compensation can be provided if required.   After studies were carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it was discovered that there were roughly 70’000 medical practitioners in Australia in 2011. This number increases by roughly 1.4% on average each year and looks set to continue its growth as the years progress. Of the 70’000 doctors evaluated in 2011, roughly 44’000 were GPs and the remainder belonged to specialist medical industries. As these numbers are continuously on the increase, the popularity of medical surgeries both by choice and necessity has increased by almost 45% since 2001.   With higher amounts of surgeries comes an increased risk of accidents taking place, particularly where intrusive surgeries are required, although that does not eliminate the potential for simpler medical cases to fall foul of their original intent either. From the most extensive surgical procedures involving anaesthetic and advanced technologies, all the way to prescription drugs and treatments; there’s really no aspect of healthcare that can’t take a turn for the worse.   Protecting yourself and your patients from these unwanted events can mean the difference between financial stability, or complete bankruptcy in severe cases, so never leave things to chance. There are increasingly smaller numbers of doctors operating under the radar and providing healthcare without medical indemnity insurance, but the penalty for this activity can be very hefty and has even led to cases where GPs and medical practitioners have been struck off.   It is now a legal requirement for doctors within Australia to be covered with valid indemnity insurance in order to practice publically, and there are 5 major bodies that provide this type of insurance to medical professionals within the country itself. These are Avant, INVIVO, MDA National, MIGA and MIPS. In order to obtain indemnity insurance from one of these organizations, a doctor must apply via form or online and cooperate with the requirements as defined by the specific organization. Once approved, the policy will work in much the same way as any other insurance policy and will provide cover for the doctor and their patients from that point

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How Public Relations Can Provide Business Solutions

How Public Relations Can Help Your Business Today   Whether you’re thinking about launching a start up business in Sydney or offering unique products and services, or if you already run an established organization and you’re looking for a way to increase your profits and build a better reputation amongst your client base; you simply can’t go wrong by choosing to employ a public relations specialist. But what exactly is public relations and how does it work?   Well public relations is the activity of engaging a potential audience by informing them of your latest projects, products and services with minimal fuss and no cost to them. As businesses grow, they tend to develop a tendency to be more about the profits and less about the customer satisfaction. This style of business can drastically affect an organizations reputation and could actually damage it beyond repair if left untreated for too long.   The bottom line is that customers like to know that they’re dealing with an actual person as opposed to a machine and that’s where a good Sydney  PR  agency comes in very handy. They take the anonymity out of business and give customers a way to build an opinion of a brand’s services and products, in a way that positively impacts that organizations profits.   By utilizing a range of features, such as free social media marketing, publicity and commercial advertisements, word of mouth and other resources, your public relations specialist could help to bring your companies’ products and services to the forefront of everyone’s mind, without overwhelming them with sales, sales, sales.   If a company would typically sit back and wait for its potential customers to make their way to their products, then they are far less likely to turn as big a profit as they would if their products were to be marketed and publicized correctly. By employing a public relations specialist, you wouldn’t have to worry about that gap between product and customer, as the specialist would take on the role of the middle man and provide information on your services to the general public in a thought provoking and non-intrusive way.   This method of business has been proven year after year to improve sales and profits and the bottom line goes back to the fact that people like to know who they’re dealing with. Companies that rely on their brand name to make sales may find some success, but this success could be magnified several times over if the business also tackled a wider audience by utilizing the skills and expertise only afforded by the implementation of public relations.   If you’d like to learn a little bit more about public relations and how they can impact your business for the better, then why not check out Piccolo PR at http://www.piccolopr.com.au/ today and get in touch with their experienced team of public relation specialists?

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