The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an infamous personality test that helps people understand their psychological types by making our personal differences easier to understand. There are 16 types of personalities according to the Myers-Briggs test, but I want to discuss career options for one type in particular that I identify with: INFJ. INFJ stands for introversion (I), intuition (N), feeling (F) and judging (J). We’ll take a more in-depth look at the personalities of INFJs and then we’ll see in which professional areas these people are most likely to succeed and find satisfaction. If you’re interested in improving your own personality, check out this incredible course on the secrets of personality and the psychology of success.
Interpersonal communication skills are an important part of everyday life – personally and professionally. However, not everyone is naturally good at it and for most people, they need to learn and practice over time before they can communicate with ease.
Communicating at the Basic Level
To learn how to develop your interpersonal communication skills, you must first understand some fundamental principles of effective communication – what we can call the Greek philosophy of communication or influence. This is a three-level communication approach: ethos, pathos and logos.
Ethos denotes ethics. In other words, your credibility as a communicator. How trustworthy are you and what do you know that your audience should trust and listen to you?
Pathos means empathy, the feeling or understanding you have of the person listening to you.
Logos stands for logic and it has to do with the strength of your thoughts and the power of your presentation.
This means to communicate effectively, you must first have credibility, understand your listener and then coherently present your thoughts. [Read more…]
Bookkeepers play a vital role in the maintenance of financial records for businesses. The exact scope and duties of a bookkeeper could vary based on the size of the company and its financial needs. You will find a bookkeeper position plays the main accounting role in smaller businesses that do not have their own accountant on staff. Don’t count bookkeepers out of the staff that can also be found working for larger companies, however. They may be hired to perform data entry, accounts receivable and accounts payable for medium to large companies that may also have an in house accounting department that handles payroll for employees and vendor payment accounts. Bookkeepers do a lot of the same type of work that accountants do, but they usually do not need to have an accounting or business degree to find a job as an accountant. Whereas, accountants do need to usually have a degree in accounting, math, or business in order to obtain employment in the accounting field. Although you can gain employment as a bookkeeper without a degree, it could limit you in terms of advancement within a company. Join thousands of others who are interested in learning more about bookkeeping, and enroll in our Introduction to Bookkeeping course today.
From well-known brands like Amazon.com to niche products, almost every online business worth mentioning has its own affiliate program, letting marketers earn a commission or revenue share whenever they bring in a new lead or make a sale.
Affiliate marketing programs range hugely in quality, scale and reliability. In this blog post, we’ll share four of the best affiliate programs for marketers, bloggers or anyone else interested in generating a full-time income online. [Read more…]
A holding company is a firm that owns the outstanding stock of other companies. The term usually refers to the company that does not produce or manufacture goods itself, but owns the shares of other companies that produce goods and services. Holding companies reduce the risk of owners and allow the ownership of multiple companies. You can turn your business into a holding company for the purpose of owning property such as patents, estates, trademarks, and other assets. There are numerous benefits of forming holding companies. The primary benefit is that the holding company is itself protected from loss. You can structure a major corporation as a holding company by basing certain parts of business in jurisdiction with lower tax rates. Get an insight into the legalities of setting up a company with this course.
When you walk into a store, who is the first person you usually see or are greeted by? That would be a retail assistant. A job in retail is unique, rewarding, and very interactive. Just like any type of job, there are people that can thrive in this environment and others who are simply not fit for a retail experience.
If you are looking to get an assistant’s job in retail, you are probably looking through dozens of retail assistant job descriptions to see which one is the best fit for you. For a better understanding of what a retail assistant job entails, we are going to help answer some of your basic questions about a retail assistant job description, the skills required, and how you can excel in your job with the right sales persuasion skills.
Event planners get paid to do one thing – plan events. Depending on the event, however, that can involve quite a bit of work. An event planner works out every detail with a client, and while the client gets to sit back and imagine what their great event will look like, the event planner does all of the work like scouting out locations, finding a caterer, and so much more. Event planners are usually the last ones to leave the location after the event in order to make certain everything was cleaned up properly too.
If this sounds like the perfect job for you, read on about the education requirements, job skills, and even the different types of event planners there are. You can even take an online class in planning events to get started on your future as an event planner right away. Interested in event managing instead? Check out this article on event managers.
Who would you rather have sitting across from you at a negotiating table – a top corporate lawyer or an online game maker? Your odds will be better if you choose the corporate lawyer. Today, game makers, computer scientists and economists spend a lot of time studying game theory and how players in a game process information. Game makers understand information processing, and the negotiation process is all about information processing. If you are sitting at a negotiating table, you will want to have the same strategic advantage – that is, an understanding of information processing theory in the negotiating process. In an process, a lot of intelligence can be gleaned by how someone reacts to information.
Successful negotiators start thinking about the motivation, cognition and information processing of their opponents before negotiations start. In the Negotiation process, it is important to understand modes of thinking and preparatory tactics. Inexperienced negotiators react as information is presented. Experienced negotiators watch their opponents to see how they react to information, and the timing of the reaction. The next time you are in negotiations, consider how information is being processed and used throughout the process. In other words, think like a game designer. Game designers use information processing theory to anticipate every move of a potential player. This training makes them unmatched at a negotiating table.
When people talk about cultural diversity in the workplace, they are referring to the differences in the composition of the staff. This is normally based on nationality or race, religion, gender and age, but can also take on traits like physical attributes, educational background, sexual orientation, income, marital status, and even parental status. Having an organization that positively supports cultural diversity helps the staff within the company build relationships, and an effective work environment – regardless of the differences in employee backgrounds or origins. If you’re interested to learn more on the topic in detail, this course is excellent at teaching you the fundamentals of the United States affirmative action policy.