Are there any tried-and-tested methodologies for helping a company formulate business strategy?
…particularly where a company is completely unsure about what its future strategy should be. What would a strategic consultancy firm do this in such a situation?
This is a massive question to be asked here, and one on which I can only give a brief overview.
LONG TERM GOALS
Essentially any company would want to know your long term goals or requirements for the business – your exit strategy if you like. In other words how long do you expect to be running the company? How much do you want to make etc.
Then when the direct is set a consultant will undertake a diagnostic, often using tools like SWOT and PESTLE or other commercial diagnostic tools ( http://www.rapidbi.com/bir/ ) – free version available – http://www.rapidbi.com/bir/bir-solo.html
This will help the owner of the company and the consultant understand the task that faces them.
Then strategies will be identified and developed to help achieve these stated goals.
IMPLEMENTATION & MONITORING
The over the months and years the strategies need to be checked/ evaluated to make sure they are delivering and changed if necessary (and change will be required)
Hope this helps
In planning they say that you should put 80% into your planning and 20% into action. Many business owners spend less than 10% of their time working ON their business and 90% working IN their business – and wonder why their business is not doing as well as they expect
Director – http://www.rapidbi.com
I would like to export products and services to Brazil, know any expert advice in Brazil?
I am a businessman and I have two companies, one in the production of other products and services in the area, would like to export products and services to Brazil, I learned that Brazil will become one of the largest economies in the coming years, you know some advice specializing in Brazil that can help my company gain market Brazilian and Mercosur.
The Nbrax Consulting is a Brazilian company specialized in developing consultancy for foreign companies exporting products
and services to Brazil.
Selected sales representatives (agents of Foreign Trade) for your company to sell to customers in Brazil.
Perform commercial representation for the growth of our client in Brazil and develop the work of
consulting for the process of internationalization of the company in the country, creating a planning
proper marketing, identifying all costs and expenses of the project, presented in a
efficient and complete all logistics options in the area of ??foreign trade.
Being a reference for foreign companies in the process of business internationalization and
commercial representation in Brazil, identify and resolve specific issues that hinder the process of
marketing of products and services in international trade.
- Initial process for evaluation of the company in Brazil.
- Plan the company’s internationalization.
-Analysis of cultural differences.
-Analysis and development of the brand in Brazil.
Top-dissemination tools of products and services company.
-Identification of the major shows in Brazil’s sector of activity of the contracting company.
-Analysis and market selection.
-Forms of access to the Brazilian market.
-Analysis and selection of strategic partnerships for the company.
Study-price contracts and
-Consultancy for Mercosur countries – Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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punk rock clubs in austin?
Emo’s (no the name doesn’t suck, Emo is a mid-80s hardcore punk genre, not short for “emotional” or whatever the kids think these days), Red7, Headhunters, Room 710, Beerland, Red Eyed Fly, Broken Neck (a skate punk warehouse out in East Austin that hosts a lot of shows on the weekends -it’s byob too!), the Parlor (the one on North Loop, not the Hyde Park one – it’s a pizza place, but they have some good local acts). For bars, there’s the Jackalope (back room), and Casino el Camino, plus the ones already mentioned. And also you should check out the lineup for the upcoming fun fun fun fest in waterloo park, they have a punk stage and this year they have DOA, All, Flipper, Dead Milkmen, etc. Looks like a good lineup.
I like showlistaustin.com for show listings.
Anybody know any Food Songs ?
I am looking for songs based on food, like in the wiggles, there is the fruit salad song, is there any other songs like that, but based on other food ?? and who are they by ??
“animal crackers”- Shirley Temple
“Bread & butter”-The Newbeats
“Food” – The Turtles
“happy meal”-The Cardigans
“He Ate too many jelly donuts”-Rick Dees
“TV Dinners”-ZZ Top
“Soul Food”- Lynn Tait & The Jets
“Beans & cornBread”-Louis Jordan
“Solid Potato Salad”-Ella Mae Morse
“Hot PotatoES” The Kinks
“mashed potato”-Dee Dee Sharp
“Mashed Potato, USA” – James Brown
“Mashed Potatoes”-American Rag
“Sweet ‘Tater Pie”-Mongo Santamaria
“Sweet Potato Pie”-James Taylor
“Rump Steak Serenade”-Fats Waller
“Pork chops & Mustard greens”-Ernie Andrews
“memphis soul stew”King Curtis
“Barbequed Ribs”-The 3 Riffs
“Bar-B-Q Sauce”-Sam Price
“Neck Bones & Hot Sauce”- L. Anderson & The Tarnadoes
“Shish Kebab” – Ted Heath
“Cole Slaw” – Frank Culley
“Mayonaise”-The Smashing Pumkins
“Cheese and Crackers-Ricahrd Zimmerman
“Hot Biscuits & Sweet Marie”-NRBQ
“Buttermilk Biscuits”-Sir Mix-A-Lot
“Toast” -The Q-Tips
“Scrambled Eggs’-Sandy Austin
“Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs” – Kelsey Grammar
“Bacon Eggs & Biscuits”-Jim
“Eggs & Sausage”-Tom Waits
“Ham ‘n’ Eggs”- Lonnie Donegan
“Catfish” – Billy Boy Arnold with Tony McPhee
“Catfish Sam’ich”-Charles Williams
“Tuna Fish”-Emilianaa Torrini
“Chicken Soup with Rice”-Carole King
“Matzoh Balls”-Slim Gaillard
“African Gumbo”-James Booker
“Big Mexican Dinner”-Kentucky Headhunters
“Vegetables”-The Beach Boys
“fruits & vegetables”-Shonen Knife
“Popcorn” – Hot Butter
“Mother Popcorn”-James Brown
“Onions” – John Lee Hooker
“cheese & onions”-The Rutles
“green Onions”Booker T & the MG’s
“Red Beans And Rice” – Booker T & The MGs.
“Red Beans”-Marcia Ball
“Chop Suey, Chow Mein”-Louis Prima & Keely Smith
“fried chicken” Southern Culture on the Skids
“Chicken” – The Cramps
“Eat That Chicken”-Charles Mingus
“CHICKEN CORDON BLEUS”-Steve Goodman
“Chicken of the Sea”-Hemlock
“Chicken & Waffles”-Bunny Berrigan
“Chicken Necks”-Don & Juan
“Shortnin’ Bread” – Fats Waller/The Fendermen/The Cramps
“Fried Neck Bones & Some Home Fries”-Willie Bobo
“Peanut butter”-The Marathons
“Hot pastrami”-Joey Dee &the Starlighters
“beef jerky”-Cibo Matto
“Canned Ham”-Norman Greenbaum
“Hot Pork Sandwiches”-Tanita Tikaram
“Pork Chop SanDwich”-ZZ Top
“Rump Steak Serenade”-Fats Waller
“Cheeseburger in paradise”-Jimmy Buffett
“Burger & Fries”-Charlie Pride
“Burgers and Fries”-Vic Fleming
“Hot Dogs & Cabbage”-Little Wally
“Hot Dogs & Hamburgers”-John Mellencamp
“Hot Dog And A Shake”-David Lee Roth
“Little Green Apples”-O.C.Smith
“Peaches”-Presidents of the United States
“Peaches & Cream”-Beck
“Strawberry Cream Puff”-Shonen Knife
“Orange”-Death by Chocolate
“Cake” – B-52s
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What kind of jobs can a 13 year old boy get a job in Austin,Texas?
I’m a major entrepreneur and I want a job.Please help.
Entrepreneur means you start your own business. Not get a job elsewhere. How are you “major” when you haven’t got started?
You can’t work as an employee in the State of Texas until you’re 16. Actually I think that’s a federal child labor law.
Why are liberal areas of the US more economically successful?
If you look at each state, you will see that liberal areas are wealthier and more economically successful than conservative areas.
For example, take New York. New York City is liberal, upstate is conservative. Guess where all the jobs and money are?
Or Nevada: Las Vegas and Reno are liberal, the desert areas are conservative. Which has a stronger economy?
It works even in red states, like Texas. Austin and Houston are liberal, the suburbs are conservative. Once again, all the jobs and money are in the liberal parts.
I have found a mixed bag of results on state by state. Michigan is democrat and doing terrible.
In the federal government, the economy does better when liberals are in control. You can clearly see that here: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=who+is+better+for+the+economy+republicans+or+democrats
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I would like to start a Software Consulting firm. What are the steps? What types of Insurance do I need?
I would like to start a Software Consulting Company. Planning to do Payroll and accounting for the company initially as well.
1. What are the steps I need to follow?
2. How do I learn to run payroll?
3. How do I learn accounting?
4. What kind of insurance do I need?
5. Any helpful web sites?
Anything else i ought to be aware of?
Thanks in Advance.
Go to http://www.score.org/index.html and in the upper left hand corner, enter your zip code. On the next screen, you will get information on the nearest SCORE chapter. Call them and arrange for a free meeting with a SCORE counselor.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
SCORE has 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with 10,500 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors.
What methods can be used to manage aggregate inventories outwith EOQ, particularly for a manufacturing firm?
A manufacturing firm currently uses EOQ to manage inventories but this is inefficient as it deals only with individual items. How can a firm (manufacturing in particular) better manage its AGGREGATE inventories?
It’s really very rare case if someone works-out EOQ with individual items under current business technology/knowledge (although for most crucial goods in business/production process it might be a separate case to avoid downtime losses). Most companies have flows of thousands goods from same supplier/distributor.
Actually there are plenty of methods (mostly probabilistic, economic efficiency/risk/cost/benefit control) how to perform this task, and all these methods are very specific to particular business technology. Choosing any strategy (which apparently tends to exclude others) mostly defines your company growth path, and each has its own risks and opportunities..
So “individual items” methods good only to grasp general concept for this cost-minimization instrument, it’s basic college-level, at higher education levels (starting from UK level 5, Bachelor/Masters/HND etc..) you can gain this knowledge without any problems (with specialization on operations/inventory management subject).
Multiple-goods EOQ is quite easy too, and works perfectly, especially under deterministic systems with flat constant demand. General rule is the same as for one-good EOQ, just synchronize saw-type waves (Miller-Orr / Baumol model) between different goods while balancing variable holding cost (simplest case – per unit holding cost multiplied by half/average of EOQ), with order cost (safety stock cost assumed to be constant in this case) thus number of orders will be the same for all goods (because all goods are delivered with same shipment). Then rule becomes: aggregate variable stock holding costs equals to order costs.
Later you can integrate into this deterministic system lead time volatility (for safety stocks), seasonality/trends/volatility of demand (for safety stocks too), obsolescence/loss/damage costs (as part of holding costs), product life cycle, production cycle, production/storage capacities, scale effect, expected financing resources costs, lead times, economy of scale effects, complement/substitution effects between goods (despite low liquidity/profits, availability of some goods might stimulate sales of another with high profitability.. Etc..), replenishment cycle specifics, quantitative discounts for you from your suppliers and by you to your customers, adjust EOQ to minimal/maximal order requirements (truck/container volume, standard package lot and/or contract requirements from your supplier, warehouse capacities etc..), take into account possible deficit at suppliers warehouse (higher demand usually is quite close correlated with shortages at supplier location if they have limited production capacities, obviously it tends to affect price too), pricing policy – expected market prices on these goods from suppliers, or/and expected prices on your finished goods and relevant demand reactions to it (consult your marketing department or product/production managers, or perform analysis/forecasts by yourself), promotion campaigns (marketing/product managers again) .. Then each EOQ will become very dynamic for each consequent order (at least basic “dynamic stochastic modeling skills” are required).
So actually it’s quite rare case in modern practice to work with individual items, most companies work with aggregate data on “array” or “matrix” basis, and only then may adjust some individual items if it’s important or crucial enough (pays out, cost/benefit analysis)
In my practice I have had around 20’000 goods and it’ would be total hell to try EOQ for each separately/manually, because orders mostly come on combined basis in one truck/shipment.
All these systems (ABC, JIT, Kanban, EOQ .. Etc.) works perfectly for business purposes, but not in it’s clean theoretical form, and only if you apply it properly (have appropriate knowledge, mindset, and other tools) .. Or hire professional/expert/analyst to do this job, it mostly pays out if you find one and if you have large business/ amount of exposed to this “management” issue current assets.
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What jobs are available in google?
and by google i mean the browser company.
If you’d like to work for Google, this is the best link to follow-it has all job listings for them!
Here is the link of available jobs and Google.
The US locations are as follows:
* California – Mountain View
* California – San Bruno (YouTube)
* California – San Francisco
* California – Santa Monica
* Colorado – Boulder
* Georgia – Atlanta
* Illinois – Chicago
* Iowa – Council Bluffs
* Massachusetts – Boston/Cambridge
* New York – New York
* North Carolina – Lenoir
* Oregon – The Dalles
* Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh
* South Carolina – Berkeley County
* Texas – Austin
* Washington – Seattle/Kirkland
* Washington D.C.
* Multiple locations (includes telecommuting)
There are many international locations as well.
* Hong Kong
* Additional locations
* United States
* Additional locations
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
* Czech Republic
* Ireland (EU Headquarters)
* United Arab Emirates
* United Kingdom
* Additional locations
Follow the link below and you’ll be able to click on the location you’re interested in working in, and be taken directly to Google job listings……..
Are there any Light Industrial jobs in Austin Texas?
I am thinking about moving to Austin within the next hour…. looking for a job in a warehouse or assembly etc…. no experience and have misdemeanors (2) on my background….. any info… please dont just say “staffing companies”….. theres around 400 there I believe….
Many…check your local job listings or paper
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I am getting ready to open a financial firm. Do you have any ideas for a catchy name?
I will be handling all the financial aspects of multiple marketing firms. I am looking for a catchy, yet professionals name. Any ideas would help… Thanks
I am an IT (Software & Business Strategy) Consultant in the financial services vertical. My name is Kiran Navaratna. My number & e-mail ID is as below. Do get in touch if you think we can work together… Either ways, we can simply network & get to know one another…
Kiran S Navaratna
The Agate’s Edge Consulting
I want to know who are the most reliable and known VisaImmigration consultants in Pune?
My aim is to get a work permit for USUKSingaporeDubai
how are you
This is a list of H1B Visa/ Immigration/ Work Permit Consultants.
I hope it will do good for you:-
1) Abhinav Outsourcing Pvt. Ltd. UG-5, Devika Towers, 6 Nehru Place,
New Delhi 110019 50 It is India’s oldest and most reliable consulting company, known for her expertise in overseas immigration solutions to countries like Canada, Australia and United Kingdom.
2) Aim Computer Consulting LLC. #Suite 513
Nr Laurel Park Drive
Livonia 48152 250 Aim Computer Consulting (Global Partners of Interwoven, Micro strategy and Informatica)
3) CANAUSZ HR CONSULTANTS 202. MAROL BHAVAN, MAROL,
M.V.ROAD, ANDHERI EAST.
Mumbai 400 059 60 Re – Perfect HR Solution for your company Perfect HR Solution for your Co. CANAUSZ HR Consultants are the pioneer of organised recruitment services and immigration consultants in India Middle & senior level Management Most IT Skills
Most non-IT Skills.
4) CDN VISA Consultants No. 649 11th Main, 4th Cross, Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Bangalore 560038 23 Immigration consultant
5) Droy 1, dr. D. R. Road
kolkata 700045 10 Overseas jobs and study abroad provider with immigration/ visa Consultancy.
6) Futureways Immigration Consultancy Inc. 18 Bernard Avenue
Brampton L6Y5S6 5 It is a professional Canadian Immigration firm with its corporate head office located in Brampton, Canada. Future ways helps individuals immigrate and settle successfully in Canada, for a better future and quality of life.
7) Galaxy Educational Consultants 23/1, Alagiri Nagar, 5th cross Street, Vadapalani,
chennai 600 026 12 We are UKs leading Educational Consultants For Free Visa, Admission and Immigration procedure.
8) Global Career Advisers 14, Abhishree Complex, Opp. Star India Bazaar, Satellite Road,
Ahmedabad 380015 10 Into manpower for US & UK.
9) International Legal & Business Services Group 800 East Northwest Highway, Suite 104
Mount Prospect 60056 It is a professional firm headquartered in the Chicago, providing consultation to corporations and individuals on immigration law issues and process cases before the American government .
10) IWP Ltd Garden Studios
11-15 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BP Visa & Work Permit Consultancy firm specialising in immigration to the UK for companies and individuals.
11) Live In Australia.Com Level 28/ 303 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000 It is Australia’s Number One immigration advice portal, designed specifically to provide online immigration solutions for skilled professionals and business people seeking to gain Permanent Residency in Australia.
12) Maverick Consultant C-15, Sai Baba Nagar, Behind R. T. O, Warshiya
Baroda 390006 Dealing for immigration to Canada.
13) MyGreat Services Shop No. C-4, Empire Estate,
Pune-Mumbai Highway, Chinchwad 4 Its provides comprehensive & affordable Australian immigration services with touch of ease.
14) Orange earth 205-206, RG Complex, Plot No,8, Sector 5,Dwarka
New Delhi 110 075 22 Let me introduce ourselves. We are The Orange Earth, founded by Ex. Visa Officer of New Zealand High Commission & representative of an authorized Immigration Consultancy as per Canadian Society of Immigration Consultant.
15) Seven Seas Migration & Education Lt D-4, Society no 44, MHADA, Four Bungalows, Andheri (w)
Mumbai 400053 We are Seven Seas Migration & Education Services Pvt. Ltd. Dealing in immigration services for last 15 years. Offices around the major cities Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Sydney, Singapore.
16) Simsan Global Solutions Inc 17400 Dallas Parkway 45 It is a leading IT staffing firm, with fortune 500 client list actively seeking talented Technical Professionals with all levels skills. We offer great benefit package, H1-visa, health plan, 401k and vacation.
17)Transglobe Consultancy Services 50 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Suite
Toronto, ON. Canada M4H 1K4 5 TCS Inc. Is a Global migration solution provider and offer solution for all Canadian immigration needs such as: – Skilled worker Permanent residency – Provincial Nominee program – Family Sponsorships – Work permits.
18) Unicorn Consultants 32 Whitfield road, Erdington,
Manchester M15 7UJ We are consultants based in UK. We provide UK work permits & UK visas.
19) Vak Associates 4255 SHERWOODTOWNE BLVD, 3 FLOOR
MISSISSAUGA L4Z1Y5 Immigration And Placement Services
20) Viv C- 56/4, 4th floor
Sector – 62
Noida 201307 42 Sending over 3000 students each year to study in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA, Canada. Authorized by Australian High Commission to E visa. Preferred Partner of British High Commission & IELTS Registration Cent re for British Council.
Tel: 9810111014 1104B, 11th Floor, Naurang House, 21 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
Opposite Hindustan Times Building, Connaught Place.
New Delhi 110001 We provi
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How much do you have to earn to scrape by in Austin, Texas? How much to live comfortably?
Hello. I’m looking at taking a job in Austin, Texas, but I’m having a hard time deciding if the salary is enough or not. I hear from one study that says Austin is one of the best cities in the country for value, and I’ve talked to several people who said it was cheap for a city, but then I’m getting conflicting information from other people who say it’s really expensive, and you can barely scrape by on $60,000. I’m single, don’t go out much, and only need an apartment–can anyone tell me what you need to earn to get by in Austin? How much to live comfortably? Thanks.
One of the quickest ways to determine cost of living there is to visit Apartment Guide on line, or For Rent Magazine (there are other smaller sites, but these are National ones and they are the primary advertising spots for management companies that are leasing apartments. There are listings according to the area of the city that you are interested in living and it gives a lot of information about the size of apartment and the amenities that you get for your buck. There are very good buys there as well as what you get for your money, and there are extravagant ones that are very expensive. My 35 year old son is preparing to buy a home this summer, lives in the NW area of the city. My younger son lives South of Austin in a suburban area and will move West of the City soon. I lived there 8 years and was a property manager on several properties there, so know a lot about how to find a place to live. The first consideration is where would you work. Anyplace is not a bargain if it delivers a huge long commute for you every day. You either get to hate your job for being so far from home, or hate your home for being so far from work. That I would think is the first consideration. After that, make a list of the things that you think are important to find in the place you live. Do you want a large apartment, how about a view, 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor? What appliances do you want to be there. Do you want washer dryer connections or do you need the W/D to be in the apartment already (there are services that provide these appliances to rent also if not included in your apartment). What about high speed internet connections, paid cable or other utilities – do you want a fitness center or gym on site (many have these), some will also provide you with a gym membership in another location as part of your lease package. Covered parking? Recreation centers, pools (almost everywhere), tennis courts, golf??? There are lots of things to consider. You pay for what you get. If you are not a tennis player obviously tennis courts that are there for you are just something that you would pay for that would be of no value to you. The two magazines that I recommended have listings that tell about all these amenities. You can compare different areas pricewise, as well as comparing different complexes within the area you like.
My son and his wife have a one bedroom (large) in the NW part of the city. It is about 8 years old and was built as a luxury apartment complex so it is very attractive and in an easily accessible place. They have every amenity that you could ever want and they use them. They are young professionals, enjoy their home and want it to be pleasant space. I believe they pay about $700 a month in the Mopac/183 area. They have paid more and less in different areas. Depending upon whether you come from San Francisco, NY, Chicago or small town America you will find these rents high or reasonable. There are lots to choose from and you can find something that just suits you. I found that Austin rents generally were not so high compared to out of state cities of comparable growth. I think the job opportunities are good, pay well there, and that a single person has a wonderful opportunity for a great quality of life there. I supported a family on considerably less than the $60,000 you mentioned. A single person can live comfortably on a lot less than that. Also, utilities are mostly owned (excluding gas) by the city and are inexpensive as compared to other places. There is no tax on groceries, no state income tax and no tax on pharmaceuticals. I hope that some of this information is helpful to you and that if you move to Austin you will find it as great a place to live as I did. Easy to make friends, plenty of places to go and things to do. Good luck.
What kind of things can we do for family fun in Austin Texas?
My family is planning a trip to Austin, Texas for Labor Day weekend. Does anyone have any ideas for fun family outings in the area? We have booked a great hotel, and have considered the children’s musuem…any other suggestions?
Zilker park is really nice if you want to stay close into the city. There’s also barton springs and hamilton pool(one of my favorite local spots, it’s a bit of a drive though). The children’s museum is very cool for young kids. Austin also has a “zoo” but you should know in advance not to have high expectaions. It’s really a refuge center for wild or farm animals that people tried to raise as pets and eventually neglected or abandoned.
If you don’t mind driving a little south, you can also float the river in new braunfels. San marcos has the best outlet mall shopping. Schlitterbahn is a blast, i think it’s the biggest waterpark in the country. If you go, i recommend doing so early in the day. It gets very hot and crowded vey fast. Hope you and the family have a great time!
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Dubai in 2018? How will Dubai be for me going to get my life started there?
I am in 10th grade. I am a dual-citizenship Mexican and USA. I really want to make my life in Dubai. What are my chances of suceeding in Dubai. First of I am fluent in 4 languages : French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. I am considering taking Russian when i get to college. I want either have a career in law or business. What are my chances of suceeding in Dubai.
You will need to find a job before you are able to move there full time. That is the only way to secure a non-tourist visa. It may be difficult to get such a job in a foreign country right out of college.
If you are interested in business, you might consider this approach: after college, target entry level positions at large consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Accenture, Booz Allen, etc.) and express your interest in Dubai and the Middle East. Most have middle east practices based out of Dubai, where you could be located. Once in that role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects with a lot of local firms in the UAE and make contacts for your jump to a full-time position in Dubai.
Also, Dubai has been having a lot of issues lately with the economy falling apart, the gov’t defaulting on its debts, and mass exodus of foreign talent. This could create opportunities for someone like you, but it could also continue its decline. Be sure to keep up to speed on how the situation plays out over there before committing to anything.
One last piece of advice. If you, like your avatar, possess a mohawk, I would lose that. It won’t fly in Dubai.
How possible is it to move up in job?
I graduated from college a few months ago with a degree in Business Admin. I am having a hard time finding the right job and am getting frustrated not being able to work. I am not taking just “any” job because I am afraid of getting stuck and having no time to look for the right job. Some people are advising me to not be afraid of starting low because of opportunities to move up. I just wanted to know experiences where you started at a low level position and was able to move up to something you enjoy. Thanks in advance!
If money is not an issue then i suggest try to look for a job that YOU want and feels right for you.
This is not my experience but my bf’s. He started as an entry level in a large consulting/outsourcing company. Based from his expeirence the company have this dinosaur-mentality where seniority is favored over skills. Not quite meritocracy – unless you got the employee of the month or something. He did move up the ranks but he was overlooked over some of his co-workers (at the same level) who had been with the company longer than he did, when it plainly showed (i’m not biased) that he’s more responsible and skilled.
He would complain that some of those who were promoted either, arrives late, abuses employee perks, and worse does not commit or take accountability on their actions.
He’s a senior analyst now, it only takes two levels to reach that position(1. Junior analyst, 2. Analyst, 3. Senior analyst) he’s been with the company for 4 years, and has now only realized (talk about naive) that politics of the dirtiest kind has been playing with his co workers and middle managers. Those same co-workers (who had been promoted in favor of the more responsible over them, my bf’s actually one of them)
i mean he literally witnessed ass kissing, there is actually one employee who gives premier night tickets for free to his manager and not suprisingly, he’s the manager’s favorite (that is the same employee who got promoted while constantly arriving late, abusing employee perks and not taking commitment and accountability of his actions)
you really have to strive harder to reach the top w/ nothing marring your conscience. My bf enjoys his work, and it challenges him. The downside is the corporate environment.
I keep telling him that life is rarely fair, especially corporate life. He should try his hardest and constantly improve himself, but do so without stepping on others. What goes around comes around anyway.
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tucson, austin, or florida coast?
just graduated college early looking to move to a warm city preferably on the beach but not a prerequisite. I was interested in Tucson, Austin Texas, or Panama City/Pensacola. Where is some place warm, safe, decent economy where i can find at least a job around $15 hr, somewhere where there is a lot of young people but not super crazy?
I’d suggest taking a trip there first. Panama City Beach is an up and coming area with a lot of new development. To make $15 or more an hour will really depend on what you do. It is a vacation area so the people in the service industry make the most money. Not sure what your degree is in but hotel management is one of the best paying positions in that area. If you decide to take a trip to Panama City Beach look at http://www.panamacityhotelscheap.com. If you want to go somewhere more stable along the Florida Coast you can also check out Pensacola. They have wider selection of jobs and the beach area is still just as nice as Panama City. If you want to take a trip out that way check out http://www.cheappensacolahotels.com. Hope this helps at least a little. Good luck!
42 & 43 years old. To move or not to move? New job or same old thing?
My wife and i are thinking of packing up and moving back to a coastal area, maybe the West Coast or possibly the Gulf Coast (Gulf coast would be new to us). We have been in our current Management positions for 15 years, we started at the bottom and worked our way up….but there’s no place to go from here. Between the two of us, we “Take Home” $1,250.00 Wk. / $5,000.00 Month(remember that’s Take Home pay, per Week or Month). We are bored with our current industry and we just hate going to work every day, even the area we live in just doesn’t appeal to us any longer. We have over $60,000.00 in cash saved up with NO, NONE, ZERO credit card debt….just a house payment and a $350 car payment. We do NOT smoke, drink or do drugs of any kind and 50 hour work weeks are common for us. My wife’s background is in Hospitality Service and Medical Billing/Coding/Collections. My background is in Restaurant/Bar & Grill management and i have experience in building decks, docks, home repair and other things…kind of a Jack of all trades type of guy i guess. We’ve been looking at Rockport Texas because California is just too screwed up right now and doesn’t need more people out there. By the time we sell our current home and liquidate some things, we should leave here with $75,000.00 or more. Is this something we should or can do? Should we stay put and be miserable? It seems like we’ve worked all our life to end up where we don’t wanna be right now. We can afford to move to the Gulf Coast and live for a year with NO income, we think that would give us plenty of time to get to know people, form relationships and find work. Our biggest worry is going through all of our savings and not being able to rebuild it or worse, not being able to afford to live there after a year and having no options left in life. Bottom line is were scared and need some advice from somebody whos done it or even some advice from somebody in the Rockport Texas area on jobs. Help!…this is very serious to us and we would appreciate your suggestions and/or answers.
Also: We have no children
It’s not a beach town, but Austin Texas was just ranked as one of the top places to find a job and affordable housing. I live on the west coast of FL and there are jobs for people in medical billing/collections, but no construction jobs and no new restaurant jobs.
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How does an octave divider work?
Can you describe a simple, electronic, octave divider or point me to a website that does?
Analog octave dividers use a component called a flip-flop. They’re actually designed to divide logic clocks in digital circuits. But someone figured out that if you take a guitar signal, square it up (distort it) so it looks like a clock signal, and run it into a flip-flop you get a signal out that’s half the frequency of the original…or 1 octave down.
Here’s a website that has a kit. If you look at the instructions, the schematic is on the last 2 pages:
Different manufacturers do it different ways, but the principal is the same.
Of course, now it can be done digitally by using DSP’s…but that’s an entirely different animal.
Greetings from Austin, TX
What’s the story behind the big building in Austin TX that looks like an owl?
It has two big circles that look like eyes and from a side view resembles an owl staring at you.
“The 307-foot tall UT Austin Tower, designed by Paul Cret of Philadelphia, was completed in 1937. Through the years, the Tower has served as the University’s most distinguishing landmark and as a symbol of academic excellence and personal opportunity.”
Not only does the Tower stand as a staple for the everyday UT campus, but when the Longhorns have a big victory the Tower lights up burnt orange that night. The owl you are seeing when it is viewed from the side is a play on the Rice Owls in Houston. I’m not sure exactly why, but I think that the architect was from Houston or something. Check out the website below for more of the history. There was also a pretty famous gunman that stood on top of the tower a long time ago, and shut down the top floors…..
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